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Shell Point residents donate handmade onesies to children’s hospital

August 14, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Assisted living residents of Shell Point Retirement Community recently gifted handmade onesies to newborn children at the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida.

The only pediatric hospital of its kind located between Tampa and Miami, the facility opened a new building just over a year ago at Lee Health's HealthPark Medical Center. The 128-bed seven-story building is designed to make children feel like they are in a fun safe space, rather than an institutional setting. It is filled with bright colors, activities and interactive stations for both patients and visitors.

"We appreciate when members of our community give back in support of Golisano Children's Hospital, especially when it is intergenerational," Carly Majewski, the hospital NICU nurse manager, said. "To have Shell Point residents spend time decorating and personalizing these outfits to give to our smallest and most vulnerable patients speaks volumes to their kindness and generosity."

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Shell Point Retirement Community’s assisted living residents recently crafted and personally delivered handmade onesies to newborn children at the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

The project is part of Shell Point's Giving Back program series, which connects residents with ways to participate in community and social involvement initiatives that benefit local nonprofit organizations.

"Few activities offer as much happiness and fulfillment as using our time and efforts to help when needed," Amanda Pendergast, assisted living activities leader, said. "Many of our residents have worked with children in the past and were passionate about continuing that admirable work."



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