December 6, 2022

Gifts from Friends project offers chocolate and truffle boxes, Santa’s favorite cookie

Chocolates and truffle boxes

Boxes of chocolate from Bellafina Chocolates are a new product within the Gifts from Friends project and a perfect holiday gift. This annual project, coordinated by Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, combines patient-designed artwork with gifts as a fundraising initiative. Holiday cards, Christie Cookie tins and chocolate boxes are all sold with proceeds coming back to Monroe Carell. Visit this link to find out more. (

Santa’s favorite cookie

Visit local Christie Cookie bakeries during December to sample Santa’s favorite cookie and support Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Christie Cookie hosted a community-wide contest for children to submit a recipe for what they thought would be Santa’s favorite cookie. The winning recipe was called Santa’s Pre-Flight Cookie and includes espresso to give him energy needed to deliver toys all night. Proceeds from this specialty cookie will benefit Monroe Carell. Additionally, specialty tins of assorted cookies also benefit Monroe Carell. See those tins here.