Thanks for visiting our Virtual Toy Drive page, honoring Hunter!
As most of you know we normally host a toy drive every year to honor Hunter on his birthday, but because of the current pandemic Rady Children's is unable to physically accept toys or other supplies. We aren't going to let this stop us, while our donations might look a little different and we won't be delivering buckets of toys/supplies to the front of the hospital. We are still going to donate, we are still going to make a difference and bring smiles and laughter to the faces of the kids who will be spending their holidays in the hospital.
We will be celebrating Hunter on his birthday, December 5th, with a drive by birthday celebration at our house. Join us for some breakfast treats and cookie decorating for the kids between 9-11am. Please help us honor Hunter in the best way we can this year. Like before no gift is too big or too small, everything is greatly appreciated by all.
To do this, we've created a Light the Way fundraising page to raise money for the Toy Fund at Rady Children's Hospital. This special fund enables medical staff to give patients exactly what's on their wish list this holiday season! Gifts will be customized for each child, but here is an idea of the impact your donation can have:
•$5 can provide coloring books and crayons for a patient and their sibling to enjoy together for some much-needed quality time at the hospital
•When a young patient is getting ready for an upcoming procedure, a Child Life Specialist will use a specially designed doll to explain each step. This tool costs $10 to help reduce a child's fear of the unknown
•The Nite-Nite Cart, which visits patients' rooms around bedtime, offers blankets, socks, lavender lotion, bedtime books, coffee and tea; $50 can keep this cart fully stocked for a month
•$100 can purchase a red wagon for patients to ride through the hallways instead of using a wheelchair
•Friday bingo games are enjoyed by patients and their siblings in the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; $250 covers the cost of a year's worth of prizes and materials
The donation process is fast, easy and secure, and you can be sure that it will benefit a great cause.
Thank you for supporting our Virtual Toy Drive for the kids!