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Redding Elementary School’s Kindness Club Donate “Warm Hats for Preemies” to the Spratt Family NICU at Danbury Hospital

Thursday, May 08, 2014 - Danbury, CT

Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation - Kids Care Club

The Redding Elementary School’s Kindness Club has recently donated knitted hats for the preemies in The Spratt Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Danbury Hospital. The Kindness Klub made its first donation of "Warm Hats for Preemies" last year when they were also inducted as members of the Kids Care Club of Western Connecticut Health Network.

The Redding Elementary School's Kindness Klub have a continued interest in the "Warm Hats for Preemies" project because they want to brighten the day of the families and loved ones of the Hospital’s tiniest and most fragile patients. Chief Development Officer Grace Linhard said, "We are deeply grateful to the Redding Elementary Kindness Club for their growing interest and thoughtful donations of knitted hats for the NICU babies."

For more information on the Kids Care Club, please call the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation office at 203-739-7227.

About Kids Care Club

The Kids Care Club at Western Connecticut Health Network encourages children under the age of 18 to make donations in support of pediatric programs and services at Danbury Hospital and/or New Milford Hospital. Donations help purchase toys, videos/movies, video games and systems, and more to make children’s hospital stays more comfortable. Children raise funds in many ways, including: asking friends and family for donations; organizing penny drives, lemonade stands, or other events; raising funds in lieu of birthday gifts; or donating a portion of their allowance.

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Western Connecticut Health Network is the region's premier, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. With this recent affiliation, the organization is now anchored by three nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the three hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes numerous medical practices and sub-specialties across the region, home health care services, a nationally renowned biomedical research institute, the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation, the Norwalk Hospital Foundation and other affiliates. For more information, visit Share your comments with us at; and/or

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