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Margaret Josephs Shares an Update on Her Hospital Gown Charities
The Real Housweives of New Jersey philanthropist is hopeful that her superhero-themed hospital gowns will become more accessible in the future.
Margaret Josephs is hoping to bring some comfort to hospitalized children through fashion that will cheer them up. The Real Housewives of New Jersey philanthropist founded a charity, Hospital Heroes, to provide superhero-themed hospital robes to young patients. She also works with Brave Gowns, which has a similar mission.
At a recent gala that benefitted her pet cause, Margaret told Page Six: "[The gowns] are being manufactured. They’re a little expensive right now. They are in some hospitals. So we are working overseas to get them made less expensively. So hopefully in the spring they’ll be a lot less expensive."
For now, Margaret added: "People are really just buying the gowns and donating them. That’s what we’ve been doing right now [for] hospitals because they are expensive because they’re made in the States.”
The Real Housewife was inspired to create the gowns after she stayed in the pediatric oncology ward during a procedure. As The Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers have seen, she then consulted with her Oklahoma-based friend Polly — who's owned a children's clothing business — for guidance in her philanthropic venture.
Find out more about the cause, and how you can support it, here.