Hug for a new partnership on Teddy Bear Day

For kids, being in the hospital can be un-bear-able, but on Teddy Bear Day, bears were bursting out of a box and into the arms of Staten Island University Hospital’s littlest patient, all in celebration of a new partnership between the hospital and the Island’s new Container Store.

This year’s annual teddy bear event September 9, focused around a new partnership with The Container Store, the original storage and organization store, The company’s newest location at the Staten Island Mall, opens the weekend of October 28 with The Container Store donating 10% of grand opening weekend sales in support of the new Women and Newborn Center campaign at Staten Island University Hospital. 

“Partnering with an organization like Staten Island University hospital is an incredible honor for our company,” said Eva Gordon, Executive Vice President of Stores & Employee Development, The Container Store. “They are truly invested in the entire community. We couldn’t have found a better match – and it’s an organization we know that our customers and employees are passionate about.”

The hospital’s plan for a new Women and Newborn Center is to triple the size of the maternal services, feature an expanded 20 bassinette neonatal intensive care unit, a new labor and delivery unit and a postpartum suite–all designed to increase comfort and healing.

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