Bring A Smile to a Child Year-Round by Giving to "Christmas in July"
Three hundred and sixy-five (365) days a year, more than 75,000+ children of all ages are patients at Wolfson Children's Hospital because illness or injury has interrupted their lives and the lives of their families. Toys play a role in offering comfort, and help soothe children during their stays. Toys also help parents interact with their children and offer moments of fun and distraction.
Child Life's toy supplies run low in the summer, and so we are holding our third annual Christmas in July Toy Drive to collect new, unwrapped toys July 25, 2014. Toys we collect or purchase with your donation will restock playrooms, our Children's ERs and the teen rooms, and help hospitalized children celebrate birthdays and other special occasions all year long.
Financial contributions are important because they allow our Child Life Department to purchase developmentally appropriate toys for special-needs children, along with educational items, games, art supplies and more for two age groups who receive fewer gifts: infants and teens. This year, we'll also accept gifts of clothing (see Wish List for ideas) such as onesies, yoga pants and other items that our patients need.
Unable to Make A Toy Drop-Offs?
We understand people can get busy in the summer, but do you still want to help and don't know how? A monetary donation will allow our Child Life staff to purchase toys, art supplies, games and more for patients with the most need. Click on the Donate Now button to the right.
On behalf of the children you help, thank you for your generous spirit!