Media Advisory: The Great Toy Drop-Off Saturday at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

December 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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About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.