Thank you for your interest in supporting the children at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. With thousands of children visiting the hospital each year, we are always in need of toys, crafts and games, items crucial for helping children cope.
We hope the following guidelines help you to prepare for your donation or upcoming toy drive. When choosing items to donate, please remember we care for children of all ages (birth - 21 years). A significant percentage of our patients are infants and adolescents.
If you are interested in making a donation and want to donate something other than toys, here are a few alternative ideas: Child Friendly Sticker or Band-Aids , DVDs (G, PG, PG-13), Xbox 360 games (please no "M" for mature), Arts & Crafts Supplies, Personal Care Items (deodorant, underwear, lotions, hair brushes, etc.), Pajamas.
Please note: Sick children are always at risk for infections. To protect our patients, we are not able to accept homemade items or stuffed animals. Also, due to patient confidentiality and infection control, donors are not able to deliver gifts directly to children. All items must be new and in original packaging. Religious items and items of a violent nature are discouraged.
Please contact Kristen Lopez at least 2 weeks prior to the day you wish to deliver your donation to schedule an appointment.
Thank you for your interest in the children at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. We hope the following guidelines help you to prepare for your donation or upcoming toy drive. When choosing items to donate, please remember we care for children of all ages – birth through 21 years old.
Toy distribution varies—Toys can either be distributed to the children on the day of the visit, used to restock the playroom, stored to be given out for birthday gifts or long hospital stays or rewards for bravery after difficult procedures. As a safety precaution, all toys must be inspected by the Child Life staff prior to being distributed. If you would like the toys to be given out by a Child Life staff member on the day of your donation, please bring approximately 7 toys for each age group listed below.
ALL ITEMS MUST BE NEW AND IN THE ORIGINAL PACKAGING.
Unfortunately we can not accept any of the following items: stuffed animals, food items, latex balloons, toy guns or items that promote violence, or religious items.
TOY SUGGESTIONS BY AGE:
Infants and Toddlers
Rattles & Teethers
Sorting/Stacking or Pull Toys
Fisher Price and Little Tykes Toys
PREADOLESCENT AND ADOLESCENT
Child Life Program
Kristen Lopez, Director - (718) 250-8514 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Donate by Phone or Email
Please contact a staff member to help process your donation and answer any questions regarding other giving options.
Donate by Mail
Please make checks payable to:
The Brooklyn Hospital Foundation, Inc.