On Tuesday, March 25 Saint Anne School’s fourth grade class presented a $356 check to St. Alexius Medical Center Foundation. The students and their teacher, Paulette Tescher, hosted a school-wide bake sale to raise money for St. Alexius’ Alex Town and Children’s Center renovation.
Along with a lesson in goodwill, Tescher’s students learned about statistics and marketing. “Accepting gifts from children is a special opportunity,” said Kilee Harmon, St. Alexius Foundation’s development director. “Children get so excited about giving because they know they are helping someone, and it’s fun to see the joy in their eyes. We are very grateful to Mrs. Tescher and her students for the work they did and for the donation they made to Alex Town.”
Alex Town is a 7-bed unit with a small town theme named after St. Alexius Children’s Center’s official mascot, ‘Alex The Cat.’ Alex Town’s community and neighborhood motif will include a fire station, police station, train depot/tunnel, toy store, pet shop, a central park, civic center and a zoo/aquarium/planetarium. In addition the unit will feature new technology to allow each room to be utilized as a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The goal of the imaginative environment is to enhance a child’s healing process. Alex Town is expected to open in mid-April of this year.