Wesley has designated a special closet for us called Lexi's Closet and our goal is to keep it filled with toys and things for the kids. The staff can get items out for the children as needed to keep them occupied and to make them more comfortable. Those children who are going through a particular rough time or procedure can pick something out to keep and to help make their stay easier.
Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, and other holidays are important to most children. Being sick in the hospital on a holiday is not most childrens' idea of a good time. To help make their stay easier we put together gifts for the children that are handed out around major holidays.
Bouncer seats and swings for babies (need to be able to remove the cloth or plastic covers so that they can be washed)
New stuffed animals still in box or with tags
New toys for ages newborn to teen that are still in the box or with tags
New craft supplies such as markers, crayons, coloring books, colored pencils, stickers, construction paper, glue sticks, play-doh, and scrapbook kits.
New books ages newborn to teen.
New uplifting and colorful posters for the rooms.
Video games and video game consoles.
CDs for kids and babies.
Bottles and Sippy cups
New socks and underwear.
Gas and food cards for the parents to help with expenses.
Toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair brushes, combs, other personal hygiene items, etc.
Any other items that would help bring comfort to a child and their family while the child is in the hospital.
Monetary donations are always accepted and used to purchase items such as those listed above.