FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Some patients at Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center will be able to feel like a one-of-a-kind superhero, thanks to the generosity of a local hotel.
Video showing some of the many capes donated.
Workers at the Hilton Garden Inn- Franklin/Cool Springs handcrafted a series unique capes, with designs encouraging strength and hope. All of them were repurposed from pillow cases, using clever cuts and strips of Velcro to transform them into instant superhero armor. After finishing their work, the employees decided to donate them to the children’s hospital, in order to boost the spirits of the kids.
“We really appreciate such a thoughtful donation, and know these capes will really brighten the days of our patients,” Brittany Youngblood, MSN, RN, CEN, CPN, EMT-IV, Nurse Manager of the Pediatric Emergency Department, said.
Merrily Bell, General Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn- Franklin/Cool Springs, wrote to Williamson Medical Center, “We enjoy giving back to the community as a team, and to be able to create something unique from our hotel by using pillow cases was such a new and different community service activity that we couldn’t NOT participate! The team at HGI had a lot of fun getting creative with their pillow cases and I enjoyed watching them put their hearts into it.”
This effort was a part of Hilton’s annual Global Week of Service, where local branches are encouraged to give back. “Capes for Kids” was one of themes for this year, and Franklin was just one of many areas taking part.
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