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Art donation a comfort to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital NICU families

Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11:22 a.m. CDT

HINSDALE —Children waiting with their families at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital can keep their creativity flowing thanks to a donation from The Land of Nod in Oak Brook.

The store has donated a book rack, craft table and craft supplies to the hospital, items now set up in the unit's waiting room. Older siblings of newborns on the unit are free to use the crayons, chalk and other items while waiting with their families.

Staff also have donated books to fill the book rack from the store.

Sue Kett, who leads the Healing Arts program run by Adventist Midwest Health, visited The Land of Nod in Oak Brook to see if anything there might be a good fit for the hospital. When store manager Bob Mielke found out why she wanted the items, he offered to donate them to the hospital.

The donation to the hospital was a chance for the store to give back to the community, Mielke said, something it is looking to do more.

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