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Students get creative to bring holiday cheer to kids

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Author Blair Ilsley | Publish Date December 8, 2017

Covered in glitter and holiday-themed stickers, Samantha Robinson, a student in the Graduate School, laughed as she put the final touches on her holiday card. She tossed her finished product in a crate with many other colorful creations bound for Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Student working on his holiday card A student puts the finishing touches on his holiday card.

On Dec. 7, the CU Anschutz Student Senate held a card-making event for kids who are spending the holidays in Children’s Hospital. This is the first year of this event, and the Senate wants to turn it into an annual tradition.

“We’re really hoping to bring joy to these children,” said Hetu Shah, a student in the Anesthesiologist Assistant program in the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “We want to make them feel extra-comfortable and at home at Children’s. Everyone deserves some love and attention, especially during the holidays.”

Students, teachers and faculty from all schools and programs were encouraged to make a card and spread holiday cheer. At times the table was crowded with students eager to share happy wishes and warm greetings. Each given a plain card, participants decorated them using a variety of stickers, seasonal stamps, glitter and markers.

“The turnout has been so great,” said Robinson. “It’s really uplifting to see students and faculty come together for a cause. We’re so happy to be able to share some smiles with the children and experiences with other students.”