Our Toy Drive is Officially Underway!

September 30th is the magical date for delivery of our goody bags and toys to the children of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.  We chose this specific date as it is Mikey’s birthday and what better way to celebrate than to help others?!   We will begin taking any donations immediately and we wanted to share with you a list of sample items currently needed by the Pediatrics Department.*

  • Infants: rattles of any kind (plastic or vinyl); black and white baby books, baby flash cards; black and white stuffed animals; baby mirrors; foam puzzles; onesies; infant socks; mobiles; and plastic baby toys.
  • Toddler/Preschool: musical light-up toys; talking books, I spy books, pop-up books; glitter wans; small/medium blankets (boy and girl); Lego and block sets; toy trucks and cars; small/medium stuffed animals; crayons and coloring books.
  • Elementary School/Pre-Teen/Teen: playing cards; card games; activity books (Sudoku, crosswords, word searches); X-box games; Nintendo 64 games; PG and PG 13 pre-teen and teen movies; books; age-appropriate magazines for boys and girls; arts and crafts supplies; pens and pencils.
  • Other Toy Chest Items: small stuffed animals; play jewelry; baby dolls; small puzzles; matchbox cars; Barbie dolls; action figures; play dough; bubbles; small/medium Nerf balls; rubber balls.

These requests are basic suggestions, but we would appreciate anything, even if not specifically on this list.  Our goal is to make at least 10 gift bags for each age group and to donate at least 10 items directly for the Toy Chest.  I know we can meet our goal, and hopefully surpass it, with your help.  Whether you would like to make a financial contribution to help with our shopping expenses (now possible via paypal) or if you would like to purchase items yourself and send them to us for the bags, EVERYTHING helps! 

We will have a list of stores that have good prices on the smaller gift items very soon, for those of you who may be on a tight budget like me, but still want to send a little something!  Also, if you know a small business owner that would be willing to donate gift bags or promotional items for our cause, please let us know! 

Thanks again for your support and for helping us spread the word about Mikey’s Helping Place!  We are so excited about this project!  Please email us at mikeyandzoe@comcast.net if you have any further questions!

*For infection control purposes, all gift toys must be brand new.

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