Serving the Children of the World
PA eKiwanis 2.0
The projects below are available online for your use. Have fun!
The gift of a Kiwanis doll can serve many purposes.
A child can draw on the doll with markers, distracting him from discomfort and boredom. Because the doll is soft and squeezable, it can be a comfort when the child is anxious.
The child can express his fear or unhappiness by drawing a face on the doll. Also, the child can mark on the doll the injury or pain she feels. This allows adults to discuss concerns or pains more objectively with the child.
When medical personnel use the doll to show a child what will happen during the procedure, it helps the child understand.
Each child keeps his doll when leaving the hospital, a positive reminder of the hospital visit.
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Print the bookmarks on card stock and cut. Give them to local elementary school libraries, public libraries or hand them out to children when you read to them.
Kids love them!
Write a cheery note to shut-ins or just provide the notecards to residents of a nursing home.
With all the items you give away, be sure to apply an eKiwanis sticker. These are designed 30 to a sheet, ready to be printed on labels.