LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Since the Arkansas Children’s Hospital first opened its doors in 1912, patients have been using markers, pencils, crayons and glue to create beautiful artwork. In 1968, the ACH Auxiliary decided to share patient art with others by selling holiday cards, each featuring original artwork created by an ACH patient. The Holiday Card project is the oldest fundraiser of the Auxiliary.The Holiday Card Project has grown over the years, and now specialty items such as t-shirts, ornaments, and children’s toys are sold as well. Each year, cards featuring a host of holiday images, including Christmas trees, angels, Santa Claus, snowmen and more are sent by families and businesses to mailboxes all over. Through the Holiday Card Project, ACH Auxiliary members are raising community awareness of the hospital and sharing the ACH story. Goal is to raise $55,000 this year through the sale of Holiday Cards. 6 new card designs by children who have been patients at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Featured artist – Betsy Ridout created “Jolly St. Nick” card. They are available online with more options to purchase.Imprinting is available for additional cost.Price is – 20 cards for $20. Specialty items – Care, Love, Hope t-shirts ($20 each), medical play kit ($25), Children’s Scrubs ($25), ACH ornaments ($20); and ACH Tervis Tumbler ($20)Cards are also sold at Tipton & Hurst (main location).
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