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Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required


Jokes make us laugh and laughter can help us get through the tough times a little easier. As you know, it's not always easy to smile when you aren't feeling your best. By creating a joke book for one of the patients we serve, you may be just the extra something the doctor ordered!

What's Needed To Complete

1. Blank scrap book or note book approximately 4 inches by 6 inches or 5 inches by 7 inches (or something close) 2. A nice pen to write with 3. Pens, stickers or other items to decorate the book 4. Your creativity (for designing the outside of the book) 5. Good jokes!

Whose Help Is Required

Kids can do this all on their own.

Special Requirements


How It Makes A Difference

We serve patients seeking medical care at some of Boston's best hospitals. They often come to Boston seeking care because they have serious illnesses or are receiving very special treatment. This can be a very hard time in their lives. By sharing a gift from yourself and some good humor, you can help make this tough time a little easier. Laughter really is great medicine!

Where to Serve

From Home/Anywhere*


Follow the instructions to make your joke book. If you have questions or to arrange delivery of your joke book, contact Denise Duclos at or call (888) 595-4678 ext. 1. 1. Pick up a clean, new scrap book or note book at your favorite craft or retail store (4X6 or 5X7 are good sizes) 2. Decorate the outside of your book with calming pictures, happy quotes, flower stickers or whatever other ideas come to mind 3. Using books from your library or the internet, fill the pages with jokes that ALL people would find funny. (No rude or inappropriate jokes.) 4. Mail your completed book to Hospitality Homes, P.O. Box 15265, Boston, MA 02215 *If using the internet to find jokes, ask mom, dad or another grown-up for help to make sure the sites you visit and the jokes you find are appropriate for kids. Any books sent in that have jokes that some people may find offensive will not be used.

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