CHILD LIFE PROJECTS
Harrison's Heroes works with Child Life departments in various hospitals. These Child Life departments consist of pediatric healthcare professionals who work with children and families in hospitals and other settings to help them cope with the challenges of hospitalization, illness and disability.
Children's Memorial Hermann
Harrison’s Heroes enjoys throwing parties for the children at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. We have hosted several parties since 2016.
March of 2017, Harrison's Heroes started sponsoring a new program called "Craft Fest". Every Wednesday or Thursday between 1-3:30 pm., children can come to the playroom and enjoy crafts. Harrison’s Heroes also loves providing games, coloring books and crayons, pillow pets, books, barbies, rattles and teething rings among other items to the pediatric patients.
MD Anderson Hospital
Harrison’s Heroes provides socks and hats to the cancer patients at MD Anderson. These are not just any socks, but animal-themed, as well as inspirational. The hats are animals, such as penguins and puppies. The socks and hats that are provided are necessary to keep the patients warm while in the hospital undergoing treatments. In addition, we provide and serve lunch to the campers at their annual Camp For All 2U.
Harrison's Heroes along with Baker McKenzie gave "Band-aid Books" to the hospital. These books allow children that are receiving a shot or other procedures, that require a band-aid, to choose from over 80 different fun band-aids, therefore helping to reduce their stress level. Ten band-aid books were also given to Children's Memorial Hermann.
Texas Children's Hospital
This past Thanksgiving 2019, Harrison’s Heroes provided 400 patients at Texas Children’s Hospital goodie bags filled with all kinds of toys and projects to do on Thanksgiving Day. Hospitals are not a fun place to be, especially on holidays, so Harrison’s Heroes wanted to brighten some faces that day.
Harrison's Heroes has an Art Studio and six mobile art carts allowing patients another avenue to express themselves.
Shriners Hospital For Children
This past summer 2019, Harrison’s Heroes hosted a themed "under the sea" and "space" craft party. Patients enjoyed creating fish from paints, paper and colorful glitter. They also loved making rockets and aliens. A project called "Toybox" sponsored by Credit Suisse occurred this summer as well. Boxes were distributed to their employees to fill with all sorts of toys for different age groups.
Partnering with Shriners, we have committed to refreshing their treatment room to make it more inviting for children. This treatment room will be used for kids who have to undergo IV starts, casting, lumbar punctures and other invasive procedures. This project will be completed in early 2019.