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Giving to UC Davis Health System

Giving to UC Davis Health System

NEWS | June 3, 2014

UC Davis Child Life collects donations at June 7 Sac Republic FC game

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department will be collecting art supplies and toy donations at the June 7 Sacramento Republic FC game at Hughes Stadium.

UC Davis pediatric patients enjoy art group, led by an art therapist, Monday through Friday. All art supplies are donated to the department.  UC Davis pediatric patients enjoy art group, led by an art therapist, Monday through Friday. All art supplies are donated to the department.

Donations requested include infant rattles, lip balm, hair ties, Crayola crayons, Crayola watercolors, Crayola colored pencils, coloring books, play dough, Hot Wheels, sippy cups, fuzzy socks and glue sticks. All items should be new and unwrapped. Donation drop-off sites will be at each entrance into Hughes Stadium.

"Our department operates solely through generous donations from our community and we are grateful that Sacramento's premier soccer team Sac Republic FC and its supporters will be helping to bring in some much-needed supplies for the children staying in our hospital," said Diana Sundberg, manager of the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department.

Girl doing art work
A young girl draws a picture for her family during art group.

"Sac Republic FC is committed to cultivating an indomitable city," said Vice President of Marketing and Communications Erika Bjork. "We couldn't imagine a more perfect opportunity to engage our fans and join them in donating art items at Saturday's match - Families & Football Night - to benefit families of the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department."

For more information about UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department, visit their web page.

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital for children, serving infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and Level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for critically ill children. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. With more than 120 physicians in 33 subspecialties, UC Davis Children's Hospital has more than 74,000 clinic and hospital visits and 13,000 emergency department visits each year. For more information, visit children.ucdavis.edu.