Mukilteo students donate stuffed animals to Providence

By Nicholas Johnson | Jul 05, 2017
Courtesy of: Kim Heltne Staff members from the Children's Center at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett accept a donation of stuffed animals from Olympic View Middle School students Josh Clogston and Heike Cyphert. Khyara Jordan is not pictured.

This past spring, three Olympic View Middle School students organized a stuffed animal drive to benefit the Emergency Department and Children's Center at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett.

Josh Clogston, Heike Cyphert and Khyara Jordan started the school-wide drive as part of a leadership project in Elizabeth Wright’s classroom. The donated toys were delivered to the Children's Center on June 21.

“For the children, these stuffed animals are not only fun, comforting and cozy, but used for developmental skills such as learning to give and receive,” Susie Black of the Providence General Foundation said.

“It helps with the children’s conversational skills; they can take them home and talk about the animals to their family, and also the animals are used as a motivating tool in therapy sessions.”

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