As part of SECU’s Kindness Campaign, SECU spread kindness by donating more than 1,000 pumpkins to long-time partner Kennedy Krieger Institute. The pumpkins were used to create an on-site pumpkin patch for patients receiving care.
“Some of our patients who are in wheelchairs or walkers have trouble navigating a regular pumpkin patch with the vines,” said Jaime Kurman, Kennedy Krieger’s Director of Patient Experience & Community Engagement. “With this pumpkin patch, children can come outside with their families and have a little normalcy.”
Patients were able to make their way through the pumpkin patch and pick their own pumpkin. The event included other fun fall activities.
The donated pumpkins were distributed across various Kennedy Krieger departments and locations, including their PACT Center and Fairmont School. In addition to providing pumpkins, SECU team members volunteered their time to help the children and their families have a special experience at all of the fall festival festivals.
Baltimore’s WJZ caught a glimpse of the fun.
SECU set a goal to spread 500,000 acts of kindness during this year’s Kindness Campaign. Each donated pumpkin counted as an act of kindness. In addition to donating pumpkins, the SECU team spread kindness by packaging meals, paying for orders at area coffee shops, delivering breakfast treats to first responders, and volunteering more than 2,800 hours at area non-profits.