The Season of Giving Comes to Doernbecher

12/06/02    Portland, Ore.

Dec. 7, 10 a.m. Sight Masters South & P.A.W.S For-A-Cause
Twenty-four guide-dog-puppies in training and their masters will donate and decorate a Christmas tree for the Doernbecher lobby. The dogs will then practice socialization and other skills by visiting the children individually in their hospital rooms.

Dec. 12, 12:30 p.m. Make-A-Wish Shopping Spree
The Make-A-Wish Foundation will display merchandise for children to select for their family. The gifts are then wrapped and given to unsuspecting parents on Christmas day.

Dec. 13, 10 a.m. Teddy Bear Give Away
The East Side Athletic Club will hand out teddy bears to the children, and the Cinnamon Bear will make a special appearance.

Dec. 16, 10 a.m. Portland Winterhawks Deliver Teddy Bears
The Winterhawks hockey team will visit with children and surprise them with a bear donated by fans. Every year the team asks fans to throw teddy bears into the ice rink during a game at the "Teddy Bear Toss."

Dec. 17, 11 a.m. Rite-Aid Toy Party
Representatives from the Rite-Aid Corporation will handout toys to Doernbecher patients.

Dec. 21, 10 a.m. Cascade Sports Car Club Toy Donation
A group from the Cascade Sports Car Club will deliver toys room to room for Doernbecher patients.

Dec. 25, 8-10 a.m. Santa Comes to Doernbecher
Santa knows all Doernbecher patients have been nice this year and makes a special visit to deliver gifts.