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VOLUNTEER ARTICLES

Volunteering Brings You Together for “Good”
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2011
Doing good for others is a great way to spend time together and bring your family closer during the holidays. Volunteering also can help young people learn kindness and compassion.

Volunter Gives the Gift of Play to Young Patients
Making a Mark: Spring 2008
Heather Madden has a penchant for helping others, and for her, there?s no better place to volunteer than Children?s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).

Disneyland Celebrates Birthday by Giving $1 Million Gift to CHOC
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2006
On July 17th, in celebration of Disneyland's® 51st birthday, CHOC received a $1 million gift from The Walt Disney Company, The Disneyland Resort® and the cast at Disneyland.

Four-Legged Friends Bring Smiles to CHOC Patients and Staff
Making a Mark: October 2006
The frightened little girl sitting in the ER was clutching her broken arm and crying inconsolably, but then something wonderful happened. Mort walked in and put his paws on her lap?and within moments her tears stopped and her face was transformed by a big smile.

Child Life - Letting CHOC Kids Be Kids
Kid's Health (Archive): Summer 2004
Twice a week, CHOC patients and staff alike eagerly await the arrival of furry, four-legged therapists. These friendly little dogs, small enough to get up on a patient's bed, bring a lot of smiles and joy to CHOC. They help provide a more normal atmosphere for hospitalized children, especially those who miss their own pets. Pet therapy is just one of the many ways CHOC Child Life creates a sense of normalization under circumstances that are anything but a normal part of childhood.

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