February 2020, Madison, WI – The numbers are in and Life 102.5 listeners broke past records by bringing in over 30,000 cans of PlayDoh to benefit the American Family Children’s Hospital. For three years, Life 102.5 has mobilized their listeners to love on their community around Valentine’s Day with a drive for the local children’s hospital. This year was the biggest yet and resulted in so much surplus that other area hospitals and facilities will be able to benefit as well. Rachel Wenger, a Child Life Assistant at the American Family Children’s Hospital, had this to say about the impact of the drive, “We are grateful to be located in a community that continues to support our patients and families in such a tremendous way. All of this Play-Doh will benefit so many kids both within our hospital, as well as the other places you deliver to, encouraging play and creativity.”
Along with the PlayDoh that was collected, Life 102.5 also partners with Yola’s Café of Madison to offer the staff, patients, and families a special Valentine’s Day luncheon. Here the PlayDoh is presented and the kids have a chance to make cards for their families and friends.
“Partners such as The Healthy Place – Apple Wellness, Chick-Fil-A, YMCA, and so many area businesses, schools, and churches served as drop off locations, making this the largest effort this event has ever seen. We already have listeners and community leaders asking when we will do this again, as they are eager to help once more. We cannot wait to see how this continues to grow moving forward,” said Life 102.5 Listener Engagement Director, Summer Shepherd.