More than 350 DVDs and some 360 teddy bears were collected by Y-12 employees for patients at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville.
The DVDs were collected as part of the “DVDs for Joy” campaign, which is the brainchild of KelliAnn Corbett, daughter of B&W Y-12’s Kevin Corbett. KelliAnn and her sisters collected DVDs at some Oak Ridge schools last year, and they invited Y-12ers to join them this year. Kathi Hofstad, ETCH coordinator for volunteer services and programs, said the DVDs gathered have helped create a mobile library where families can check out movies to entertain them during their stay at the hospital.
The Y-12 Employee Society launched the teddy bear collection campaign during December. Bears are given to patients during their hospital stay, eventually going home with them. Volunteers decorated the lobby of Y-12’s Jack Case Center with the bears as they collected them.
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Top, from left to right: AnnMarie Corbett, Lily Matthiessen, KelliAnn, Kevin, Emily and Victoria Corbett deliver DVDs to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. More than 350 DVDs were collected at Y-12 for patients at the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
Bottom, from left to right: Y-12ers Karen Dixon, Linda Cantrell and John Buck decorate the Christmas tree in the lobby of Y-12’s Jack Case Center with donated teddy bears. Some 360 bears and other animals were collected for patients at the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.