On Tuesday, May 23, first and second graders from Dillon Christian School visited McLeod Dillon with special gifts in hand. The day before their visit, the students went on a field trip to Build-A-Bear Workshop in Myrtle Beach, where they made teddy bears to donate to pediatric patients admitted to McLeod Dillon. As the bears were made, the children prayed for the patients who would receive the bears one day. Teacher Heather Peeler explained that she has taught the children to think of others and to find ways they can help others in need. “I told the children that we don’t have to travel far away to be missionaries. There are people in our very own community that we can help.” The children were excited to donate their bears, which included handwritten get well cards for the young patients that will receive the bears.
The students of Dillon Christian School pause for a picture with their donations for the pediatric patients at McLeod Dillon.