The Children's Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Denver Zoo were recent recipients of donations from the Westminster Mall.
After the interior of the mall was closed, about $487 in coins from the courtyard fountain was used to purchase eight portable DVD players for the Children's Hospital Kidney Center. The DVD players are used by children undergoing dialysis, which can take up to five hours.
Westminster Mall has a history of donating the money collected from the courtyard fountain to Children's Hospital in memory of Rory McGrenaghan, the son of Mickey McGrenaghan, longtime mall maintenance supervisor. Coins from the fountain have been regularly donated to Children's since 2002. More than $29,000 has been donated.
In addition, about 42 plants from the large planters throughout the mall were donated to the Denver Zoo. Most of the plants went to the Bird World exhibit, and some were placed in the Tropical Discovery exhibit. The added greenery is tailor made for the low-light situations in the zoo exhibits.