Providing comfort to kids, Cuddles with Kindness collects stuffed animals at the Chillicothe Fire Department for their second annual Stuff and Truck event, Saturday, Jan. 29.
Cuddles with Kindness is a non-profit organization that aims to give stuffed animals to every child in OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Taylor Larson, founder and president of the organization, said she was given a plush animal during her stay at the hospital years ago. She said now she wants to bring the same comfort to other kids
“It meant a lot to me and was a tool that the child life specialists and nurses could use to help explain the procedures and what was going on,” Larson said. “After leaving the hospital, I decided I wanted to give back to the community and help spread that kindness.”