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Macey’s Food stores have raised and donated $73,000 during the grocer's Caring for Kids Drive to help redesign the Angel Garden at Salt Lake City's Primary Children’s Hospital, a refuge for patients, families and staff. The money helped add 1,000 new plants and a 5-foot bronze butterfly statue.
“We know miracles happen each day at Primary Children’s — and as your local grocer, we are humbled to help the children and families at Primary Children’s,” said Darin Peirce, division manager Associated Retail Operations, also based in Salt Lake City. “Macey’s Food Stores are happy to help make the renovation of the Angel Garden possible, as we know that some of the best medicine is found in nature where children can feel the sunshine, hear birds chirping, enjoy the beautiful pond and get a breath of fresh air.”
First opened 20 years ago, the garden is located near the hospital’s entrance and includes lighting that can be programed to change colors with the seasons, and a stream and pond. The medically safe, wheelchair-accessible space also is home to the Celebration of Life plaque, Memorial Tree and new Butterfly Angel statue.