Despite a busy schedule as a freshman at the University of Miami, Kayla Abramowitz, Founder and Director of Children of Kayla Cares 4 Kids, organized a craft drive and helped mobilize students from Suncoast, William T. Dwyer and Palm Beach Gardens high schools to help them. create and assemble over 100 craft kits that have been donated to Palms West Children’s Hospital.
When they learned that due to COVID-19 visitor restrictions, they would not be able to enter the hospital to demonstrate the trades to patients on the unit, the students made instructional videos to help them. children and their families to easily assemble the crafts. .
A former patient herself, Abramowitz knows firsthand that games and activities can make a difference for children who spend time in the hospital. “My passion is giving back through Kayla Cares 4 Kids to help sick children feel better,” she said. “We are thrilled to be able to donate to medical facilities such as Palms West Children’s Hospital, which do so much for these children when they need it most.”
Andrea Abramowitz, Kayla’s mother, delivered the items.
“This project came from the heart and is a great example of how Kayla Cares 4 Kids pivoted to serve our community during the pandemic,” she said. “We thank all the students who gave their time to make a difference.”
In addition to the craft kits, Kayla Cares 4 Kids donated 113 new books and DVDs.