Monday, November 12, 2007
Matthew and Emily Leinwand
Doing hospital rounds with dad could have been boring. But for Matthew and Emily Leinwand, the experience was inspirational. They wanted to cheer up the kids at the hospital with something simple: crayons.
From that idea and an empty box on their front porch in 2001, Matthew and Emily started Crayons4Kids. Since then, they have collected more than 100,000 new crayons and 7,000 coloring books as well as nearly 1,000 baby rattles and 2,500 new toys and games.
Now, Matthew, 11, and Emily, 12, want to deliver gifts beyond their local pediatric hospital. They've seen the smiles and felt the hugs. These siblings are hoping to deliver that happiness to more hospital beds across America.
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