Sorry Oprah, giving away cars is so 2004. When supermodel Heidi Klum paid a visit to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on December 17, she brought along iPad minis for all of the kids.
You get an iPad mini! You get an iPad mini! Okay, so the entire scene wasn’t quite that dramatic. But Heidi did hand out the devices to kids at the hospital, and each one was loaded with FiftyThree’s app, Paper, as well as their newest stylus tool, Pencil.
The America’s Got Talent judge handed out her gifts to all the children who came to her holiday creativity and art part at the hospital. She also provided clothing from her Truly Scrumptious line by Babies "R" Us for 60 toddler patients.
Heidi showed the kids how to use Pencil to make sketches, notes, and drawings that can be shared online. The party benefited Mark Taper and Johnny Mercer Artists Program, where certified expressive arts therapists help sick, injured, and hospitalized children and families build creative coping skills and utilize the arts for exploration and self-expression.
Dressed in a black blazer and shirt, black skinny jeans, and brown heels — but sadly, no Santa hat so maybe next year? — Heidi laughed and giggle with the patients as they drew snowmen, Christmas trees, and other holiday designs.
It sounds like a very happy holiday indeed. And, for the record, much more practical than something like a car. After all, the kids aren’t exactly old enough to drive.