Holiday Toy Drive for Shriners Kids

    This holiday season, even the smallest gift can bring out the biggest smiles

    toy-drive-for-childrenAs this year has given us so much to be thankful for, we wanted to do something to give back to the community. A big part of what we do to give back is to bring happiness to little ones, giving them the ability to enjoy just being kids. What better way can there be other than bringing a smile on their face through gifts?

    This holiday season, the J. Michael Manley Team will be having a toy drive to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville, to help make sure every Shriners Kid gets a toy for the holidays.

    We hope you can join us in this cause. Starting November 28 until December 10th, you can donate through our two drop-off points in Simpsonville. Toys and child-appropriate gift items are needed.

     

    Greenville Shriners Hospital Wish List

    These are the items that the hospital is currently needed:

    ·         New or recent DVD movies (G, PG, PG-13) ·         Electronic football handheld
    ·         Sponge brushes 1 inch (found at Home Depot) ·         Actual hooks for latch hook
    ·         Wallets ·         Xbox 360 games and Xbox One games
    ·         Purses ·         Nintendo DS games
    ·         Watches ·         Cloth bags in bright colors
    ·         Baby dolls ·         Fabric paint
    ·         Remote control cars ·         Cheap harmonicas
    ·         Bop-It hand held game ·         Musical toys
    ·         Transformer toys ·         Toys/cars that make noise
    ·         Super Hero toys/action figures ·         Play guitars/keyboards that make sounds
    ·         Rod and reels ·         Playdough
    ·         Tackle boxes ·         Lite up toys
    ·         Hello Kitty toys/items ·         Stickers (smilemakers.com or kidslovestickers.com)
    ·         Spiderman/Starwars toys ·         Gripper socks
    ·         Gift cards (Walmart, Target, I-Tunes, K-Mart) ·         Horseshoe Shaped pillows (behind patient’s neck)
    ·         Little kids flash lights (in the shape of animals) ·         Small pillows to go under casts
    ·         Mylar helium balloons (bargainballoons.com) ·         Give away cheap pillows
    ·         Wooden craft kits- ssww.com ·         Drawsheets (48” x 64”)
    ·         Basic Fun Simon handheld game ·         Colorful pillowcases
    ·         Mega Screen Solitaire handheld ·         Surgical gowns with snaps/ties in back (small adult)
    ·         Catch Phrase Handheld ·         Small tape measures (8ft)
    ·         Yahtzee handheld digital game

    If you are considering a donation of toys for Greenville Shriners Hospital, we offer these reminders:

    • All toys and gifts must be new due to safety concerns.
    • Teddy bears or stuffed animal toys cannot be accepted.
    • Please do not wrap your gifts. If you’d like, you can donate toys in a gift bag.

     

    Please Drop Off Toys at:

     

    Java Bistro
    102 Batesville Road
    Simpsonville, SC 29681

     

    Hucks Financial Services
    138 S. Main Street
    Simpsonville, SC 29681

    Imagine the joy when children receive your gift. It is priceless. No donation is too small. Even the smallest gift can bring out the biggest smiles.  Let’s all come together to bring happiness to a child this holiday season.

     

    About Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville

    Greenville Shriners Hospital specializes in orthopedic and neuromuscular care. The hospital provides wonderful Physical and Occupational Therapies to help children with fine/gross motor skills, balance, walking, strengthening their core, standing, etc. Many need prosthetics for their feet or legs. When you have examinations or testing, you often can get them within a day or even minutes. Their doctors and state of the art equipment is second to none. Patients are treated very special there; often as if they’re family. The Shriners have gone above and beyond in renovating hospital rooms to emulate the comforts of home or an upscale hotel room. They also provide patients and their families with a number of activities like video games, a pool table, ping pong, toys, etc. This reiterates a sense of care and family within the hospital.

     

    Who Pays for the Care?

    The Shriners Organization covers 100% beyond what Primary Insurance doesn’t cover. This is where the public can be very helpful. Because the Shriners as a whole don’t do a lot of advertising for donations, many people never realize the importance to giving to the hospital and the benefits it provides. When considering different organizations to donate to each year, please consider our local Greenville Shriners Hospital. Simply go to http://www.greenvilleshrinershospital.org/ and click the “Donate” button near the top right corner.

     

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