Whether you believe in the tradition of Halloween or not, there is something to be said for the delight of children everywhere who get dressed up in their favorite superhero, cartoon character or Disney pal outfit and go house to house asking for goodies that Dentists everywhere cringe seeing and hearing about.

But what if your child couldn’t go out and partake in that ritual because they were hospitalized during that usually cold and rainy night? (here in Northern Michigan anyway it is)

Another insurance agency owner who is friends with the owner of Cardinal Insurance, has a program where he collects non-edible gifts for children to then give away at Children’s Hospital in his home State of Connecticut.

We greatly appreciate the fact that we have been allowed to share his idea here in Michigan to benefit the children hospitalized at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Cardinal Insurance is Passionate about taking care of people, and we see this as an excellent way to take care of some of the youngest people in our communities and the entire State of Michigan. Many of the children that our agency owner helps grant wishes for through Michigan Make-A-Wish seek treatment at Devos so it was a perfect match for us to get behind this cause and support it.

Not only are we holding this project this year in 2017, but it will become an annual tradition for our agency to collect gifts, stuffed animals, stress balls, card games, light up and sound toys, arts and crafts items including paints and coloring books and markers as well as $5 and $10 gift cards to popular fast food chain restaurants that are close to the hospital such as Subway, Qdoba, Zoup or Wendy’s for the kids to be able to get out and go have a meal.

Cardinal Insurance will be collecting donations for this cause every year in October and will then personally deliver the gifts to the kids prior to Halloween. If you would like to support our cause, please contact our agency or you can simply mail or drop off your donations at any time and we will hold them for the next donation year.

We thank everyone who helps our agency contribute to many causes that are close to our heart, and we love that we can now add Reverse Trick or Treating to our Calendar every year!