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Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 20, 2018

Westminster Presbyterian Participates in Cheer for Kids Campaign

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Westminster Presbyterian Church (WPC) is a participating sponsor and drop-off location for the Star 99.1 FM Cheer for Kids Card Campaign.

For most kids, summer means playgrounds, amusement parks, and riding bikes. But for children fighting serious illness, it means lonely days in a hospital room. Star 99.1, a contemporary Christian music station, launched the card campaign to help cheer up hospitalized children at Children’s Specialized Hospital and Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital.

Church members will help make, collect and deliver cards, and invite local residents to also make a homemade card. Not crafty? No problem! Online templates will make it easy to create a personalized card with a special note. All participants need are items such as crayons, colored pencils, stickers, glitter glue, and anything else colorful and fun.

Participants are asked to avoid using the phrase “Get Well.” According to Star 99.1, “The goal is to spread cheer, and not remind the children of their medical condition. And don’t forget to sign your card to make it personal.” Details and templates can be found at https://www.star991.com/cheerforkids.

Cards can be dropped off at a Cheer for Kids mailbox in the church sanctuary vestibule throughout the summer. WPC will also have a Card Creation Station at its Faith, Hope, and Music Festival on Saturday, July 14. The family-focused contemporary Christian music event will run from 4 to 8 pm on the WPC Great Lawn, 94 Tindall Road, Middletown.

According to WPC’s Pastor, the Rev. Joseph Hein, “We’re delighted to be able to partner with Star 99.1 to reach out to help and bring happiness and hope to children. Last year, we were part of the Care Pack backpack collection program for foster kids and it was a huge hit within the congregation, community, and at the FH&M Festival.”

For more information, visit wpcmiddletown.org.