Wonder Works selling magnets to benefit MUSC Children's Hospital Volunteer Advisory Committee

Available at Wonder Works, sales from the magnets go toward MUSC Children's Hospital department grants for direct patient care needs.

Christine Osborne, owner ofWonder Works in Mt. Pleasant, West Ashley and downtown Charleston, announced today that the toy store is now selling magnets to benefit the MUSC Children's Hospital Volunteer Advisory Committee (VAC), which provides grants to departments within the Children's Hospital for direct patient care needs.

The magnets are available for $5 at the Mt. Pleasant and West Ashley Wonder Works locations. Last year, the VAC distributed more than $12,000 to Hospital departments.

“Selling these magnets for the Children’s Hospital is such an important cause for Wonder Works and our customers,” said Osborne. “Grants for the departments can make such a huge difference for the patients, families, doctors and the entire medical community at the Hospital. We’re honored to help out any way we can.”

To contribute, visit Wonder Works in Mt. Pleasant or West Ashley to purchase an MUSC Children’s Hospital magnet for $5, or call the store’s toll-free number at 877-841-6757 to place an order. $42 of every $50 official Children’s Hospital license plate also goes to VAC grants, which you can special order through the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. To learn more about giving opportunities and how to get involved, visit the MUSC Children’s Hospital website or call (843) 792-2624.

The VAC distributes money to departments such as Ozzie’s Project, which is a support and normalization program for patients on isolation. Last year, the program used $1,300 from the VAC grant to continue its program of providing therapeutic resources for the children, which reduce the isolation they experience during their treatment. Since the project began two years ago through VAC funding, approximately 40 patients per month have benefited from various components of Ozzie’s Project. Another project, the Children’s Hospital Bereavement Program, received $1,000 to continue its Passages Program, which provides supplies for hand molds and materials to aid in the grieving process. The VAC is eager to continue funding all programs, which have a strong impact on families, patients and the Children’s Hospital staff.

“Sales from these magnets will help ensure the ongoing success for our VAC Grant Program, which is beneficial to the Children’s Hospital,” said John Sanders, Administrator of MUSC Children’s Hospital. “We’re grateful to once again have the support of the Wonder Works community.”

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