A hospital stay can be a stressful and difficult time for children and their families. Our Child Life Department works to reduce anxiety and stress for our patients and families. One of the ways we do this is by providing comfort items, toys, and distraction items that are familiar to the child. Play is an essential part of childhood, facilitating healing, coping, creativity, and more. To provide year-round therapeutic play opportunities, our Child Life Department needs the help from our community in the form of donations. Donated toys and gifts are used throughout the hospital for patients varying in age and diagnosis.
Unique performances, events, or special visitors are a welcomed distraction for hospitalized patients and their families. Special events have included arts and crafts, science activities, dance parties, video game tournaments, movie nights, theatrical performances, and everything in between. If you and your group (company, organization, club, etc.) would like to facilitate a special event for our patients and families, please click the link above to learn more and submit an application