While we don’t normally request donations from our community, this one was special. I recall a time that my youngest son was brought to the hospital with a high fever only to have to admit him for a blood infection and antibiotics treatment. He was an infant and we had the resources to keep him comfortable during his stay, a very short one in comparison to the experiences of many little patients at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.
Please consider making a child’s experience in the hospital a better one. Provide a day at the movies, help throw a special party, or supply hours of distraction with arts and craft supplies. You can also help premature and ill babies develop and heal in safety and comfort by supplying special developmental items, swings and bouncy seats.
To see the full list of requested items that you may donate easily online, visit http://www.givetochildrennj.org.
Children’s Hospital of New Jersey helps nearly 50,000 children – from birth through age 19 – every year. And now you can help them out too. Supplies and toys are constantly in need for the children we care for at Children’s Hospital ofNew Jersey.
The wish list is comprised of a lot of the items our caregivers have told us are in short supply. These items include special developmental items that help premature babies feel like they are still in their mothers’ womb, sensory equipment to treat children with learning and behavioral challenges, and playthings to distract a hospitalized child from the tedium and fear that can accompany a trip to the hospital.