Pennypickle's Workshop, at the Temecula Children's Museum, in Old Town Temecula has joined with Discovery Arts to be a drop-off point for people donating Halloween costumes to children who are in the hospital undergoing cancer treatment.
Discovery Arts is asking for the communities’ participation and is encouraging others to honor children who are in the hospital receiving treatment for cancer or other life threatening diseases, by dropping off costumes at Pennypickle’s Workshop in Old Town Temecula until November 11, 2011.
“If you happen to be out and see costumes on sale during the Halloween season, keep us in mind. The girls love to be pretty princesses and the boys love to be strong superheroes. The children become very attached to their costumes and they are a great source of fantasy for them when their lives are disrupted by the unthinkable. We give our children a brand new costume each and every time they are in the hospital, all year long. They LOVE them... they sleep in them, they do shows in them, and we’ve even had one of our patients arrive in an ambulance at the hospital dressed in her Cinderella costume!! We are thrilled that Pat Camerchero of Pennypickle’s Workshop so kindly offered to have the Temecula Children’s Museum as a drop off point, said Discovery Arts Executive Director Marilyn Clements.
Pennypickle’s Workshop, at the Temecula Children’s Museum is located at 42081 Main Street in Old Town Temecula. Pennypickle's gift shop is operated by the Friends of the Temecula Children's Museum, a group of volunteers charged with aiding Pennypickle's Workshop with fundraising and sponsorship opportunities that support operations and programs at the museum. For more information visit: Penny Pickles Workshop
Discovery Arts serves over 3,500 children and their families each year. With programs at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Miller Children's Hospital, Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center at Millers, CHOC at Mission, Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center, St. John’s Children’s Hospital Springfield, Missouri. Plans are in development to bring Discovery Arts ‘Arts Adventures’ to children in Dallas Hospitals. All of Discovery Arts' programs and services are free of charge to the hospitals, patients and their families.