Dear Lurie Children’s Hospital,
We were trying to think of how to express our appreciation for everything you’ve done. After much deliberation, we decided to write you a LOVE note—since these used to work back in elementary school. Only this time we’re going to expand past the simple “Roses are red, Violets are blue/We wouldn’t be global/If it wasn’t for YOU!” Instead we wrote you this full nursery rhyme…or at least we tried to!
Most of our blog posts state a bunch of stories or facts,
But this one is different—and hopefully has a greater impact.
That’s because we decided to write you a love note,
In order to express our thoughts and potentially some quotes.
Yes, it’s true we work with all kinds of locations under the sun,
But no matter how many we add you’ll always be number one.
We know there’s a lot here so you may not all know how it’s going,
So, here’s some background on how we were first started flowing.
After simply volunteering, our founder connected with his boss, Boe,
And the encouragement from the Child Life and Activity Room continued to grow.
More and more people like Ellen and Nicole joined in and said, “Yes, it’s OK!”
It was actually their idea that the cards not mention health, and, instead, brighten a child’s day.
It’s funny…we believe our relationship first started when you were Children’s Memorial,
And we simply had one group who we gave a ‘How to Be Creative’ tutorial.
But now our relationship has grown since those days in Lincoln Park;
Thankfully it’s been long lasting and wasn’t simply a small spark.
Now that you’re located at 225 E. Chicago, we’re able