This year we will be preparing 35 gift bags for ALL of the kids left in residential care at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, College Hill Campus. Some of you have asked what is still needed because you would like to donate specific gifts rather than make a monetary donation. We take and use every gift and every dollar donated. 100% of your donations will be utilized to make magic happen for these kids at Christmas.
Next Monday, several of us will shop until we drop to make sure every gift bag and every stocking is filled to the brim. Not only that, but we will be buying a new set of pajamas for every child in his/her size. Below is list of suggested items if you would like to donate:
- winter hats
- slipper socks
- plain socks
The kids range in age this year between 9 and 18. There are 20 girls and 12 boys and we will be filling 3 extra unisex bags in case others are admitted before Christmas. We do gender specific gifts and could also use the following:
- nail polish
- lip gloss
- hair accessories
- toy cars
With the cash we have we will be filling all of the gaps. Any toys, personal items, etc. you or your kids would want to find under the tree or in a stocking on Christmas morning are exactly what we are looking for. Please just avoid anything that could be used in a dangerous way such as glass, metal, sharp objects, string, etc.
Wrapping paper, tape, scissors, and shirt boxes are also needed for the Wrap Party.
Thank you all for contributing your time, money, and gifts this year!
~~~ believe ~~~