This summer has been a special one at Scoops because we have had the pleasure of partnering with HOT99.5 to bring Free Ice Cream Fridays to the DMV! Every Friday we have stopped at a different location to spread joy throughout the greater DC area.
On Friday August 14th, we were invited into the Children’s National Medical Center at 111 Michigan Avenue NW in Washington DC! We jumped at the opportunity to hand out free novelties to the hospital employees, patients and their visiting families.
When we arrived at the hospital, a couple of volunteers greeted us and explained that the nurses determined which patients are eligible to enjoy the ice cream.
We separated into teams to “divide and conquer” in hopes of treating as many people as possible in the allotted time frame. Each team was given a list of approved patients and corresponding room numbers. The patients got to choose which ice cream they wanted to enjoy in bed. We provided the options of Chocolate Eclairs, Strawberry Shortcakes, Vanilla Sandwiches and Lick-A-Color Popsicles.
Since there were a number of patients napping or away from their rooms, we made sure to leave plenty of ice cream behind in the hospital freezer.
The volunteers planned to return to the rooms we didn’t serve to ensure that everyone who wanted ice cream received it.
We had a huge turnout! The hospital employees, volunteers and families were extremely gracious of the tasty donations and thanked us for sweetening up their Friday.
This particular Free Ice Cream Friday event was particularly rewarding because we were able to give back to the community in such a wonderful way. A big thanks to our friends at HOT99.5 for helping to coordinate such an exceptional event.