Handel and Russell

(left to right): Tyler Russell, 4; Logan Handel, 8; and Madi Russell, 7 present a check to the campaign for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. 

Second-grade classmates Logan Handel and Madi Russell made a special delivery on their way home from school on the last day before winter break.

Logan, 8, and Madi, 7, raised $343.50 for the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. Logan asked his friends to consider a donation instead of a gift at his birthday party earlier this month, which Madi attended. And Madi has been selling bracelets that she makes with her Rainbow Loom for the past nine months to collect money.

Madi said her largest contribution came from a friend’s father who paid $50 for a University of Tennessee bracelet. Logan said his parents pitched in a bit after his party.

“Mom, Dad, I know you actually added money,” he said, as he presented his contribution.  

But as Children’s Hospital development director Barbara Rivers explained, “That’s called a matching gift.”

Thank you for your selfless generosity, Logan and Madi!

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