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MINNEAPOLIS — A head elf helps make the vacations a bit brighter for youths within the hospital — and lifting a load off dad and mom.
Claire Stolee is a long-time volunteer at Masonic Kids’s Hospital. He is again as head elf.
Stolee embraces his time with youngsters and their households at Masonic Kids’s Hospital. This grandpa seems for moments to attach.
His pal Jules is on dialysis 4 days every week whereas she waits for a kidney.
He met the household from North Dakota final yr.
“We’ve got no family and friends and now due to individuals like Claire, you’re feeling such as you do. He has been visiting us since Jules was within the ICU a yr in the past,” mother Rena Johnson stated.
It is youngsters like Jules which can be on the coronary heart of the volunteering Stolee does a couple of instances every week. And that dedication is why he was named head elf on the North Pole. Stolee is in command of sorting donations forward of Christmas.
“Being a part of this makes me want for everyone to have one thing to be concerned within the holidays,” Stolee stated.
The toys will transfer to a magic toyland the place dad and mom can choose presents. It takes one factor off their plate so households can deal with the well being of their youngsters.
“The room is filled with displays and different gear and pumps and all these issues and to have the ability to are available in with a brilliant toy. It simply helps a lot,” Stolee stated.
And for Stolee, it warms his coronary heart and provides him goal.
“Jules all she has to do is take a look at me along with her eyes and I soften,” Stolee stated.
“He brightens all people’s day,” Johnson stated.
Masonic remains to be accepting donations by Dec. 22. They solely settle for new, unwrapped toys, books, garments and crafts in unique packaging.
Gadgets may be dropped off on the hospital. Contact the Baby-Household Life Division at 612-273-3124 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a drop-off.
Mail donations are additionally accepted at:
M Well being Fairview Masonic Kids’s Hospital
2414 South seventh Avenue
Baby-Household Life Division #MB-210-B
Minneapolis, MN 55454
One other option to give is by buying objects from the Amazon.com want checklist or the Goal want checklist at Gift Giver Page and have them shipped on to the hospital.
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