Campers present gifts to the Chambersburg Hospital Family Birthing Services team
Monday, June 22, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. – Mementos created at a sleep-away camp for young women will have a lasting impact on some of Chambersburg Hospital’s smallest patients.

The young women, ages 12 to 18, wanted to complete a service project during their week-long stay at Camp Liahona to benefit Chambersburg Hospital Family Birthing Services patients.

They assembled activity bags for young siblings awaiting the arrival of a new baby, and wrote notes offering support for family members visiting a premature or sick infant.

The campers also made name garlands to decorate the isolettes and basinets of the young patients.

On Thursday campers presented the donations to Director of Family Birthing Services Teresa Chaires.  She told them their heartfelt gesture will make what can be a stressful time for family members more comfortable.

“We are so thrilled to be receiving this thoughtful donation.  Often parents of our patients want the hospital room where their child is receiving care to feel more like home,” she said.  “These beautiful garlands offer a cheerful touch for family members to enjoy.”

Chaires also said the activity books and encouraging notes will help young family members feel more involved in the birth of a new sibling

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