Fab Find For Good: Nick’s Picks

Posted by Paula Rizzo on December 5, 2013 in Fab Find, Fellow List Producers, Holidays |

Most Fridays I feature a product or app that I think is totally fabulous. For the month of December, I’m taking it a step further and featuring Fab Finds For Good – because what good are fabulous things if you can’t share them AND help others?

Meet Nick Wallace, a teenager who is the founder and CEO of the growing charitable organization, “Nick’s Picks.” Nick was born with a liver disease that resulted in tons of visits to the hospital in his early childhood. He even had a liver transplant when he was 13. When a friend was hospitalized with cancer, Nick wanted to give him a backpack full of all of the things he loved in the hospital. So he made a list (love that!) of his favorite things and “Nick’s Picks” was born!

Today, Nick hands out backpacks full of the items on his list to hospitalized children with transplant issues, chronic illnesses, or in hospital isolation. These bags include all of the items on Nick’s List including:

  • fun items like a mini basketball hoop and yo-yo
  • a stuffed Harp Seal to bring peace and comfort
  • the Boogie Board I featured in my gift guide!

See what good being a list maker can do? If you’re looking for a different kind of gift – consider donating to this master list maker’s cause. Donations go towards purchasing and filling backpacks with all of Nick’s Picks. What a great way to give back!

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