"A Jared Box is the gift of play to children in the hospital. Play is important, and a life-threatening illness shouldn't interfere with the need to play." The goal of the Jared Box Project is to lift the spirits of children in the hospital. The boxes symbolize the importance of play and are filled with well wishes, hope, and love.
A Jared Box is a plastic storage box filled with small gifts, toys, games, and fun activities. Each box contains items selected for a specific age and gender.
Jared Boxes provide a special diversion for young patients in emergency rooms, patient rooms, surgical centers, and clinics as they receive chemotherapy and other medical treatments. Jared Boxes bring smiles and laughter and lift the spirits of children in the hospital. (see thejaredbox.com)
Creating the boxes!
Presenting the boxes to pediatric nurses at Grand View Hospital