Driscoll's annual patient-designed holiday cards, gifts availableAll year long, caregivers and volunteers at Driscoll Children's Hospital collect artwork drawn by hospital patients to adorn the hospital's annual holiday cards, gifts and Christmas storybook. Judges from the community gather for the tough job of selecting the designs to be used. This year, the selected artwork represents patients from all over Driscoll's service area, including Corpus Christi, Robstown, Taft, Aransas Pass, Beeville, Port Isabel and McAllen.
There are nine holiday card designs; packages of 18 cards cost only $14. Ten designs adorn Driscoll's 2013 Christmas storybook, titled "The Christmas Train." The fourth annual storybook was written by Sandy Lindsey, a member of the Auxiliary to Driscoll Children's Hospital, and costs just $5. Other patient-designed holiday gifts include ceramic tree ornaments that were produced locally, charms and shirts.
Proceeds from holiday card sales go toward the Marcia K. Wilcox scholarship, which has been awarded to more than 90 Driscoll cancer patients attending college. Nine generous sponsors underwrite the cost of printing the cards.
Driscoll's holiday cards and gifts can be purchased at the hospital's Carousel Gift Shop or by clicking here. For more information, call (361) 694-5011 or 1-800-DCH-LOVE.