This project provides volunteers who plan and facilitate weekly activity nights and special event dinners for parents and families of Arkansas Children’s Hospital patients, and patients and parents residing at the UAMS Family Home. Junior League members provide much-needed diversionary activities such as games, crafts, massage and relaxation programs, and snacks. The committee serves holiday meals to more than 200 people and delivers treats to the waiting areas during the holidays. These activities and other special events to help families cope with a long-term hospital stay. This year, the Nightingales Committee members volunteered over 3,000 hours to families in need. This project continues to expand and touch new patients – as one woman said “For a moment, I forgot I was even sick.”