Cheer the Children Testimonials

"Just wanted to thank you for the magazines you donate to our Children's Hospital.  As soon as I put these in the waiting room...they're gone!  Children just love them (so do the adults!)"
                        — Children's Hospital, Greenville, SC


"Our son was recently in a hospital for minor surgery.   While waiting for the procedure to be done, we read your magazine.  We are nature and animal lovers and loved it."
                        — Drums, PA

"On behalf of the children of Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), we would like to thank you for your gift of a subscription to the children's magazine Nature Friend.  Our families love to have quality reading material available to them as they spend time in our waiting areas and lobby.  We also keep a supply of gently-used books throughout the hospital and clinic for this purpose.  Most of these books and magazines make their way home with the kids, which is one of our main goals, to encourage a love of books and reading..."
                          — Children's Hospital of Orange County

"On behalf of the patients and staff of Children's Hospital of Pittsburg, thank you for your thoughtful donation of Nature Friend Magazine.  We appreciate that you have included Children's in your giving..."
                          — Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

"On behalf of the Department of Volunteer Services, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the donation of the 'Nature Friend' magazines...Every day we are challenged by the needs of children and we are especially grateful for individuals who help us meet these needs."
                       — Loma Linda University Children's Hospital

"The Cheer Guild of Riley Hospital for Children and Indiana University Hospital, sincerely appreciates your donation of magazines.  Our patients and families are fortunate to have caring friends like you..." Motto: "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these--ye have done it unto me." Matthew 25:40
                       — The Cheer Guild of Riley Hospital for Children


"Thank you so very much for your support of the Pediatric unit.  The children enjoy the magazines that you have been providing.  Again, we do thank you and appreciate the donation."
                        — Children's Ward, Munroe Regional Medical Center


"I just saw your magazine in the Henrico Doctors' Hospital and want to order it for my grandchildren.  I'm so glad to find a nature magazine that is not full of evolution."
                       — Richmond, VA


Dear Nature Friend,

Thank you for the donation of magazines.  Reading materials are always a resource we need and appreciate.
                                                Columbus Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH


Dear Nature Friend,

On behalf of the UW Children's Hospital patients, families, staff and myself, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for donating the Nature Friend magazines for our kids to read.  How kind of you to think of us.

As you know, a child's hospitalization can be a difficult experience for both the patient and their family.  These magazines are being enjoyed by many children and their families.

Thanks again for thinking of UW Children's Hospital.  It is very much appreciated by all of us here!
                                                University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital


"I saw Nature Friend in a hospital in Cody, Wyoming.  They must have just put it out this morning because I was there all weekend and didn't see it.  I think it is wonderful.  I want to help get it out to children in hospitals, but I want to get some addresses of other hospitals.  I think it will really be appreciated."
                    — Bellingham, WA


Dear Friends at Nature Friend Magazine,


On behalf of the entire staff and volunteers at Children's National Medical Center, I want to thank you so much for your generous donation....  The magazines that you provided will help us continue our mission of helping to make the often scary, anxiety-filled hospital experience a little easier for patients and their families.

Thanks to people like you, we are constantly reminded of the incredible impact the kindness of strangers has on a family whose child is in the hospital.  For example, shortly after your donation arrived, we were able to make deliveries to a child recovering from surgery, a new mom and a tiny baby, and a family that just arrived from out of town.  One of the parents actually followed us down the hall to tell us that this was the first time their child had smiled in months.

Thank you again for making a difference and boosting the spirits of patients and their families.

                                                National Medical Center, Washington DC


Dear Friends of St. Jude:

Thank you for your donation of magazines for our patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

One of the biggest comforts and blessings our families say they have when they come to St. Jude is the knowledge that countless people across America truly care for them.  Whether providing funds for treatment and research, praying for the children, or sending thoughtful gifts, our donors and their contributions are sincerely appreciated and valued.

On behalf of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and especially on behalf of the children and their families, thank you for your kindness and generosity. 

                                                St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


Dear Nature Friend,

On behalf of all of us at Arkansas Children's Hospital, thank you for your kind and thoughtful donation....

Let me assure you that your donation of Nature Friend magazines is greatly appreciated by these children and their families.  After all, when they are counting on us, nothing less than the best will do - and your donation helps make that possible.

Once again, thank you.  You have helped make a patient's stay at ACH all the more brighter!

                                              Arkansas Children's Hospital


"I am sitting in a doctor's office looking at your magazine.  I really like it and have already called my pastor's wife and told her about it.  We would like to get a subscription for our church."
                   — Fishersville, VA


"I saw your magazine at the Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids, MI.  I think it is a wonderful magazine.  I am helping my mother to get Christmas gifts and would like to subscribe for one of her great-grandchildren."
                    — Grand Rapids, MI


"We used to get your magazine when our oldest children were younger.  That was a number of years ago.  Now that we again have younger children, we want to subscribe again.  Yesterday we were in a hospital and saw your magazine in the waiting room so I got your number from there..."
                    — Lewistown, PA


"Your Cheer the Children progam is a wonderful idea.  It is the perfect answer for our desire to give to others as we have been so blessed!  Our family has spent many days and hours in waiting rooms and hospital play rooms in the past 15 months as our youngest daughter has undergone chemotherapy for a cancerous tumor.  This plan gives the opportunity to share with other families who may be hurting...!"
                   — Rome, PA

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Nature Friend Magazine is a creation-based, monthly nature magazine for children that the whole family will enjoy. Each issue costs less than one fast-food meal, feeds the whole family, and the calories are lower! Nature Friend is free of external advertisements.