Channeling Passion to Deeds: The Build-A-Bear Project
After his own health challenges and the desire to make a difference in the lives of those who might be going through something similar, Noel simply made the decision that he would. The Build-A-Bear project was born with the mission of providing Build-A-Bear stuffed animals to sick kids who found themselves in the hospital over the holidays.
With that mission in mind, Noel approached his family, friends, clients and anyone else who might be interested in supporting the cause for financial support. Monies raised through the project are then used to purchase Build-A-Bears, coloring books, puzzles and more.
One visit to the Facebook page that supports the project shows just how many smiles have been put on children's faces. Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Campus was the fortunate recipient of hundreds of Build-A-Bear stuffed animals, coloring books and puzzles over the holiday season, which brought joy to children in our Emergency Department and babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Wheaton Franciscan – Elmbrook Memorial Campus also received donations for kids who found themselves in our Cancer Center for family members receiving treatment.
We continue to be amazed by individuals such Noel whose good deeds and actions make such an impact on the communities we serve.
To learn more about how you can help, please visit the Build-A-Bear Project on Facebook or call 414-531-2288.