The local Order of the Eastern Star Eulalia Chapter #148 recently collaborated with the Cole Foundation to provide Jared Boxes to UPMC Cole's Emergency Room and Pediatric offices. The Jared Box Project was started in 2001 by the children of Our Lady of Victory School in State College, Pennsylvania, to honor their classmate and friend, Jared. He was a brave little boy who battled cancer with courage and faith that continues to inspire us all.
Since then, more than 1,000,000 Jared Boxes have been delivered to over 500 hospitals across the United States. Boxes filled with the “gift of play” are given to young patients in emergency rooms, hospital rooms, surgical centers, and clinics. Each box contains small gifts, toys, games, crayons, coloring books, and fun activities selected for a specific age and gender. The mission of the Jared Box Project is to entertain and put a smile on the faces of children in the hospital.
Thank you to the Eulalia Chapter #148 for thinking of the young patients at UPMC Cole!
Pictured below: Shannon Work, Emergency Department Director, and Jodi Vossler, Order of the Eastern Star Eulalia Chapter #148 representative