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Media Advisory: “The Great Toy Drop-Off” Saturday at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Toy donations accepted for patients of Nationwide Children’s


Columbus, OH - 12/11/2013

M E D I A   A D V I S O R Y

WHAT:
“The Great Toy Drop-Off” Saturday at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Toy donations accepted for patients of Nationwide Children’s

WHEN:
Saturday, December 14, 2013
9 a.m. – Noon

WHERE:
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Downtown campus; new main hospital lobby entrance
630 Children’s Dr.
Columbus, OH 43205

ADDITIONAL INFO:
Each year during the holidays, Nationwide Children’s Hospital receives countless phone calls and emails from the community asking about donating toys to our patients. Nationwide Children’s will host its second annual Every Gift Matters Great Toy Drop-Off Saturday, December 14, 9 a.m. to noon in front of the new main hospital located at 630 Children’s Drive. The community is encouraged to drop-off new toys and/or children’s books that will be distributed to patients this holiday season. Volunteers will be on-hand to collect the donations.

A gift of toys, games or activity supplies can make a big difference to children and families spending time in the hospital. While we cannot accept food or clothing, here is a list of items we can collect:

  • New toys
  • New or gently used children’s books
  • Brand new stuffed animals with tags still attached
  • Cash donations to support the Child Life Fund
  • Gift cards

We ask that the gifts are not wrapped. Also, due to concerns regarding infection control and allergies, we cannot accept used toys or stuffed animals. This includes toys or stuffed animals that have never been played with but have been in a home as part of a collection.

CONTACT PRIOR TO TOY DRIVE:
Media Relations Team
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
(614) 355-0495

CONTACT DURING TOY DRIVE:
Courtney Cahill or Niki Shafer
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation
Courtney Cell: (614) 832-5026
Niki Cell: (614) 296-9959

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Nationwide Children's Hospital
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