Teenage holiday donation drive will benefit children at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital – Press Enterprise

Caden Henderson, a 16-year-old student at Redlands High School, has been organizing donation drives to help patients at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital every year since being treated at the hospital in 2016.

In the first three years, he collected more than 1,000 teddy bears in his Teddy Bears for Kids campaign, according to a press release. Those teddy bears were delivered to hospital children on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. He also raised money to purchase a Wii game console for Children’s Hospital.

In 2020, the teddy bear wasn’t practical due to the pandemic, but Kaden knew iPads were needed at Children’s Hospital, to be used as entertainment for lonely patients, for electronic family visits, as a distraction during procedures and more. .

Caden’s iPad Drive for Kids raised $9,900 in 2020, according to the press release.

He’s continuing this year’s iPad donation drive, which runs through December 17, and he hopes to raise up to a 2020 donation drive, or more.

To donate, go to justgiving.com/campaign/Caden2021.

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