Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Holiday Toy Drive

November 18, 2014

The third annual Every Gift Matters Great Toy Drop-Off to benefit patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested persons should follow the signage to the Outpatient Care loop located at 555 S. 18th St., where staff will accept toy donations for patients while donors remain in their cars.
 
Each year during the holidays, Nationwide Children’s receives countless phone calls and emails from the community asking about donating toys to patients. A gift of toys, games or activity supplies can make a big difference to children and families spending time in the hospital, especially during the holidays. While donations of food or clothing cannot be accepted, the following items are ideal:
 
- Legos 
- Decks of Uno cards 
- Decks of regular playing cards 
- Infant soothers that attach to crib rail (all plastic please) 
- Toddler toys - Especially those that are musical and/or light-up (all plastic please) 
- Toy medical kits 
- CD players 
- Teen DVD’s (PG-13, no R please) 
- Craft kits for ‘tweens’ and teens 
- Play-Doh
 
All donated items should not be wrapped. Because of concerns regarding infection control and allergies, the hospital cannot accept used toys or used stuffed animals, including toys or stuffed animals that have never been played with, but have been in a home as part of a collection. For more information on the appropriate types of toys and gifts Nationwide Children’s can accept, please click on the following link: https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/wish-list-for-donations .
 
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MEDIA CONTACT PRIOR TO TOY DRIVE:
Media Relations Team
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
(614) 355-0495
 
CONTACTS DURING TOY DRIVE:
Niki Shafer and Sophia Fifner
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation
Niki Shafer’s Cell: (614) 296-9959
Sophia Fifner’s Cell (614) 266-9198

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.