For the past 8 years Beth and Corey Smith, along with their three (soon to be four) daughters have supported the Children’s Hospital of Michigan DMC’s Snowpile program, which is sponsored by Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.
The Smith family supports Snowpile in honor of their son Charlie. In November 2006, Charlie was born with a congenital heart defect called Transposition of the Great Arteries and, unfortunately, was never able to go home.
“This year we were able to collect 583 gifts to donate,” shared Beth. “We even had to bring a pull behind trailer because all of the items would not fit in our van!” she continued.
For more than a decade Children’s Hospital of Michigan has facilitated the Snowpile program to spread holiday cheer throughout the hospital. Snowpile allows parents of inpatient children at Children’s Hospital of Michigan to select toys, games, books, and other gifts for their child. This year, more than 200 children will spend their holidays at Children;s recovering from serious illnesses and injuries and many families will wonder how they will get gifts for their loved one. Thanks to Snowpile, that worry is eased for many.
“We are grateful to our many friends, family and other generous contributors that help to make our Snowpile donation larger each year. We are thankful for these fantastic donations in our son’s memory and look forward to doing it again year after year!” shared Beth.
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