Muslim Youth Distribute Gifts To Texas Children’s Hospital Patients

October 27, 2008

For the fifth year in a row, young people from the Muslim American Society helped brighten the day for patients at Texas Children’s Hospital by delivering gifts and good wishes.

Saturday afternoon, about 25 young people unpacked a truck load of brightly-wrapped gifts and, with the help of hospital volunteers, distributed them to children throughout the hospital. Appreciation gifts were also given to nursing staff at the hospital

Group spokesperson Mona Khalil said the event is held annually to mark the end of the Muslim observance of Ramadan, and to help the hospital’s young patients feel better.

“This is something we have been doing for five years now. We have a lot of volunteers that help us buy the gifts, wrap them and deliver them to the patients,” Khalil said. “Every child gets a gift.”

Khalil stressed that all children receive gifts, regardless of their religious faith.

The young people went door-to-door on every floor of the hospital, distributing more than 400 age-appropriate gifts purchased specifically for the patients.

The young people taking part in the gift distribution ranged in age from 13- 20 years old.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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