We Think This Charity’s Way of Cheering Up Kids in Hospitals Is Positively Super
Children fighting for their lives are already superheroes in our book. But having the costume to match could help some of them recognize their super-human capabilities.
Here to help out with that is a charity organization in Dallas, Texas, called Capes 4 Kids. Based out of a café called Union Coffee, volunteers participate in a monthly workshop where they produce kid-sized capes, according to the Capes 4 Kids Kickstarter page. Then, they dress in superhero costumes and deliver the capes in person to children in local hospitals.
“Children in Dallas hospitals are fighting their own super villains (diseases),” reads the description on the organization’s Kickstarter page. “That makes each of them a superhero every day.”
Last month the charity successfully raised more than $3,000 for fabric and supplies through the crowd-funding site.
Check out the video below from the Capes 4 Kids Kickstarter campaign:
At the end of last month, more than a dozen volunteers made use of the newly-acquired funds and completed several hospital deliveries, ABC News reported.
For children fighting cancer and other diseases, a little morale boost can go a long way.
“Supplying them with a cape can be that emotional push to sort of get through the really tough times,” Cody Reynolds, a volunteer with Capes 4 Kids, told the outlet.