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Donate to the Child Life Program at GBMC

The Child Life Program at GBMC is an incredible resource that many community hospitals are not able to provide.

Certified Child Life Specialists help normalize the hospital experience for patients and their families. They promote effective coping skills through preparation, education, play, and other types of self-expression. Studies show that children who receive child life services experience less emotional distress and result in lower use of medications and reduced length of hospital stays.

What exactly does a Child Life Specialist do? Here is the short list:

  • Prepares children for medical procedures in a way that they understand
  • Helps to reduce anxiety with coping strategies
  • Provides distraction during procedures using toys, dolls, iPads and conversation
  • Promotes family-centered care by providing information and support for the entire family

How can you help?

By contributing to today’s Giving Tuesday campaign, your gift can purchase items like playdough, used for sensory distraction, dolls used to explain procedures to children or even an iPad to use as a distraction during recovery.
  • $10= Stretchy Strings, helpful for children with ADD/ADHD
  • $20= a set of 24 3oz. jars of playdough, playdough is given to children to take home with them after their visit
  • $30= one Barbie and Ken doll set
  • $150= 8-piece Disney princess doll set

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