Children undergoing cancer treatments at Vanderbilt are faced with a great many challenges. In an effort to provide them with a creative diversion during what’s a difficult time, several local clubs banded together to collect art supplies.
The art supplies were sorted Monday afternoon and put in an estimated 100 tote bags for delivery to Vanderbilt.
“We collected all these art supplies in only about a week,” said WCMS Interact Club sponsor Stephanie Hobbs. “The tote bags will be delivered to kids as they’re starting chemo treatments. Art is one of the recommended hobbies to keep their minds active.”
Hobbs said it was a collaborative effort between the Interact Clubs at WCMS, WCHS and Boyd Christian School. The WCMS Beta Club also contributed. A variety of supplies were donated including crayons, paint, glue, and play dough.
Hobbs said the art supply drive was done in memory of Hailey Ann Taylor, a former WCMS student who died from cancer in 2014. Copies of Hailey’s favorite quote were also included in the tote bags. The quote said, “Faith is trusting God even when you don’t understand his plan.”