|Children's Hospital holiday card project starts spreading cheer
In its 16th year, the Kids Helping Kids holiday card project pairs
local businesses and individuals with MUSC Children’s Hospital
patients, siblings of patients and young friends of the Children’s
Hospital to make a difference in the lives of the children of the
selecting the artwork for the 2008 holiday season six months ago,
sponsors of MUSC Children’s Hospital Fund Holiday Card Project were
able to personally meet the project artists at the annual Holiday Card
Kick Off in an Oct. 29 ceremony at St. Luke’s Chapel. Ceremony
attendees got into the holiday spirit with the help of the Ashley Hall
Upper School choir and College of Charleston men’s basketball coach
Bobby Cremins, who also is honorary chair of the project.
“Each year when I get to meet the child who created my card, I am
always amazed not only at the talent of the young artist, but at his or
her kindness toward helping children at MUSC,” said John M. Dunnan,
owner of John M. Dunnan Galleries on Church Street.
underwrite the cost of printing so that all money raised from the sale
of the cards will go directly to the programs at the MUSC Children’s
Hospital. All cards selected for the project will be packaged in
multipacks and sold to the public. In addition to packs of cards, the
project is offering gift tags of the five finalists for the Card of the
Season. All artwork can be viewed at http://www.musckids.com.
year, returning sponsors include Alcoa Mt. Holly, AstenJohnson, Baker
Motor Co., BB&T, Belk, Blackbaud, Bos Framing, CB Richard Ellis
Carmody, Cullum Mechanical Construction, David M. Gilston Insurance
Agency, First Citizens, Francis Marion Hotel, Hagemeyer North America,
Howe and Wyndham, Hulsey Law Group, ITT Kaliburn, IVS Video, Johnson
Controls, The Nelson Printing Corp., Palmetto Air & Water Balance,
Robert Bosch, Santee Cooper, Select Health of South Carolina, S.C.
Federal Credit Union, S.C. Stingrays, The Beach Company,
The John M. Dunnan Gallery, Tom & Lynn McNally, and U.S. Trust. New
2008 card sponsors are Anchor Sign, JEM Restaurants, Koenig
Construction, Millenia Medical Services and Terri Henning.
Cards can be ordered at http://www.musckids.com,
or by visiting area S. C. Federal Credit Union branches, BB&T
locations, First Federal locations, the MUSC Gift Shop, the Bishop
England Key Club, Belk stores and the MUSC Children’s Hospital
Nov. 7, 2008