By Sara San Juan
Marian Regional Medical Center
The Lucky Clover 4-H Club in the Santa Ynez Valley recently shared its giving spirit with the Marian Regional Medical Center Pediatric Unit.
For a community project, the Farm Machinery group, composed of six children ages 5-14, decided to give to local kids who might need some cheering up during their stay in the hospital. The group came up with the idea to collect gently used books they could deliver to the children in the hospital during the holidays.
With smiles on their faces, the group paid a visit to Marian to share the more than 200 books they had collected.
“The members of Lucky Clover 4-H take pride in living the 4-H Pledge, which includes in part – My Hands to Larger Service,” said project leader Lisa Kekuewa. “It is really heartwarming to see these children choose to reach out in their community to help and serve others, even at such a young age.
“This book drive is really close to their hearts as most of these books came straight out of their bedrooms and bookcases for the pediatric patients to enjoy.”
The Marian Pediatric Unit is staffed with pediatricians, nurses and support staff specially trained to work with children. The unit is accredited as a CCS-approved provider, offering the highest level of care to children and their families.
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