The Issue: Holiday Presents for Hospitalized Kids
For families staying at the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, shopping for the holidays can become an additional stress rather than a joy. Toy Box Connection helps alleviate this burden by creating a miniature "toy store" at the Ronald McDonald House, where parents can easily select a donated toy to give to their sick child.
The Campaign: Providing Toys for Hospitalized Children
If this Grassroots campaign raises $250, then Toy Box Connection can set up a "toy store" at the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, where 10 parents can select a new or gently used donated toy for their hospitalized children. Each additional $25 raised will be used to provide a toy for another hospitalized child.
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Toy Box Connection
Toy Box Connection aims to help all children receive the gift of a toy or a book year-round, serving as the connection between the families and businesses that donate these items and the children who need them. After accepting new and gently used toys, Toy Box Connection sorts and cleans them at its warehouse, then redistributes the toys and books to its partner nonprofit organizations. From there, the items are given directly to the children in need. Special projects include donating toys to children in the hospital, families of returning troops, and children in special needs or foster camps.