FHN Offering Drop-Off Spots for Letters to Santa

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have made visiting with Santa impossible this year, so FHN is inviting children to write a letter to Santa this holiday season.

“We don’t want Santa or anyone else to get sick, so we’ve asked some elves around town to help us get letters to him,” said Chief Elf and FHN Festival of Trees organizer Barb Lessman. “Parents should fill out the questions on the letter template and drop off their kids’ letters by Saturday, Dec. 12 to give Santa enough time to write back!”

Decorated letter templates are available at the drop-off locations: The Freeport Public Library Youth Services Department or the front desk of FHN Memorial Hospital, FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills or FHN Family Healthcare Center – Highland View Drive, all in Freeport. A downloadable version is available at www.fhn.org/festivaloftrees. Parents may also take a photo or scan their child’s letter and return it to wecare@fhn.org.

All children who write a letter and send it to Santa at the locations above will receive a special greeting and small surprise.

For information on all of this year’s FHN Festival of Trees events, visit www.fhn.org/festivaloftrees.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,200 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 19 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.

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