In honor of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month, Brian and I are putting together some bedside craft kits as well as collecting items to be distributed to kids in the NICU, PICU and pediatric floor at the University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital. I can't tell you how many times we would be sitting in the hospital with Noah during any of his hospitalizations and a book cart or toy cart would stop by his room to drop off a brand new book or toy. It was was an amazing pick-me-up for Noah as well as so many of the kids who received these. We would love to be able to give back to the same service project that made those long days a little brighter! We will be collecting these the entire month of March. The hospital does require the items to be new, but no gift is too small!
A few ideas from the U of M wish list.
Craft Items - markers, crayons, coloring books, pencils, paper, any craft item will do!
DVD's - Any kids movies
CD's - Nature sounds, lullabies
Toys - Actions figures, barbies, Hot Wheels, Beanie Babies, baby rattles and teething toys, etc, etc.
Gift Cards - Walmart, Gas Cards (for parents traveling or staying far from home)
Games - Card games, Apples to Apples, Candy Land, any board games!
Monetary donations can be sent to:
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Office of Community Relations
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.–F2519
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5253
Please contact me if you wish to donate an item! I can't tell you how much the kids will appreciate these gifts!