From left: Doreen Sheppard, Tanya Blue, Paula Sheppard and daughter Skylar of DSS Trucking Services Ltd. presents some of the 50 busy bags the company donated to the Paediatrics Department to Allison McKellar – Family Birthing Centre RN-CRN Group Leader, Angie Fraser – Surgical, Maternal Child and Ambulatory Care RN Group Leader and Karen Kroes – Paediatric Department RN.

DSS Trucking Services Ltd. gifts busy bags to Paediatrics

Thank you so much to DSS Trucking Services Ltd. for stopping by with an enormously generous donation of ‘busy bags‘ to the Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) Foundation for the BCHS Paediatrics Department on Jan. 3.

Co-owners of DSS Trucking Services, Paula and Darren Sheppard, have given back to local healthcare since 2013 after their own family’s positive experiences in the Paediatrics Department at the BCHS gave them a personal insight into the importance of ‘busy bags’ for our younger hospital patients.

“Someone had donated little baggies full of stuff to keep the children’s mind occupied while in the hospital,” said Darren Sheppard. “These were given to children as soon as they were settled in an assigned room. My wife and I agreed that this was something we were going to donate in the future noticing how much it changed our children’s focus.”

Busy bags have been proven to distract and calm younger patients during their stay in the Paediatric Department, so the Sheppards and their team at DSS Trucking Services prepared 50 separate, sealed bags containing a stuffed animal, a colouring book and crayons, two pencils, a pencil sharpener, an eraser, a scrapbook, a deck of cards, and a tooth brush and tooth paste for our youngest patients.
This year their donation was made possible with help from Ganz Toronto, Buck or Two in Brantford and the George family.

Together, we are transforming healthcare in our community!

Check out DSS Trucking Services’ previous years of giving at their website located at HERE.