Cleveland Elementary students in Freda Caines’second-grade classroom recently made a collection of creative Valentines to be given to sick children in hospitals all over the eastern part of the state.
The cards were distributed on Valentine’s Day to the children in seven hospitals: UNC, Duke, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Pitt County Memorial, Wake Med, Rex and Betsy Johnson Memorial.
The project, known as “Hearts for Kids,” is organized by HIS Radio in Raleigh. This is the fifth year Caines’ class has participated in the effort, and last year HIS Radio collected 15,000 valentines for the sick children in the various hospitals.
“We are excited to be a small part of this project,” said Caines.
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The Heart for Kids effort helps to ensure that every sick child who has to be in the hospital on Valentine's Day is not forgotten and does not miss out on the “fun” of the day.