WHAT: 99.7 The Blitz is hosting its annual Christmas in July Toy Drive at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
WHEN: Friday, July 21, 2017; 9:30 a.m.
Parking Instructions – Parking for media is available in the Orange Parking Garage on the corner of Mooberry St. & 18th St and you will be provided a voucher to exit at no charge. The closest address for GPS purposes is 555 S. 18th St. After exiting the garage, head south to the Nationwide Children’s Education Building (third set of double doors on the right).
WHERE: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Outpatient Care Center Loop; 555 S. 18th St. Columbus, Ohio 43205
Courtney Stone, Promotions Director, North American Broadcasting Company, Inc. 99.7 The Blitz
Loper & Randi, 99.7 The Blitz morning show radio personalities
Linda Sandvik, Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation
WHY: A gift of toys, games or activity supplies can make a big difference to children and families spending time in the hospital. While donations of food or clothing cannot be accepted, the following items are ideal:
• Infant & Toddler toys – Especially those that are musical and/or light-up (all plastic please)
• Musical soothers (plastic without cloth parts)
• Lego sets (small and medium sizes)
• UNO Card Games
• Little Tike & Fisher Price action structures and parts, people, cars, animals & trains
• DVD’s, including Disney, Pixar, Teen appropriate movies – PG-13, no R please
• Art supplies (24-pack crayons, markers, color pencils, scissors), coloring books, craft kits
• Play-Doh and Play-Doh kits
• Amazon gift cards
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. Additionally, because of privacy laws, there will not be an opportunity to personally distribute items to patients and families. For more information on the appropriate types of toys and gifts Nationwide Children’s can accept, please click on the following link: http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/wish-list-for-donations
About Nationwide Children’s Hospital: Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare 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 nearly 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.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Media Relations