Colton Nordvik wanted to do something extraordinary for children at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California for his high school senior project. “I originally was trying to organize a toy drive, but then I thought that the parents of the patients at Shriners have been through a lot and could really use a gift, not to mention I knew the children would love giving their parents a gift, ” said Colton. “I knew that it would bring joy to the kids hearts to be able to give a gift to their parents on Christmas morning, so I absolutely had to make it happen.”
And he did.
Colton created flyers and asked for donations of cologne, perfume, lotions, picture frames, decorative items, slippers/pajamas, clothing, coffee mugs, gift cards and blankets. His flyer explained that the donations would allow Shriners patients to pick out a gift, then Colton and Shriners staff would wrap the gifts and finally the kids would give the presents to their parents on Christmas morning.
Colton chose Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California because he knew someone who had been a patient. He hopes that this parent gift project continues, saying, “I hope it grows into something huge, it would bring so much positive energy into the hospital.”
We believe it will too, Colton. Your actions will make so many parents and kids happy this Christmas morning. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for your generous and kind heart.