Sebastian Ferrero Foundation's holiday toy initiative helped grant holiday wishes for over 150 local children by partnering with the local Children's Advocacy Center in support of the organizations "Help for the Holidays" program and UF Health's Child Life Program who delivered gifts to pediatric patients in the hospital on Christmas Day.
"We are honored to help bring holiday cheer to the children who need it most this time of year, particularly those in the children's hospital on Christmas," said Lesley Cox, Executive Director, Sebastian Ferrero Foundation. "We were proud to partner with the Child Advocacy Center of Gainesville and UF Health Shands Children's Hospital Child Life Program. Both organizations work tirelessly to improve the quality of life for children and their families."
Sebastian Ferrero Foundation founders Horst and Luisa Ferrero and Executive Director Lesley Cox were joined by Foundation Board Members Dr. Scott Rivkees, Chairman of Pediatrics at UF Health, Randy Harmatz, Chief Quality Officer of the Sebastian Ferrero Office of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety at UF Health, Gil Levy and Eric Godet to drop-off the toys and family gifts to the Child Advocacy Center in Gainesville followed by a visit to the UF Health Shands Children's Hospital's Child Program who delivered gifts to the children in the hospital on Christmas Day.
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