Holiday Helpers 2016

Holiday Helpers 2016

You can be a blessing to a child with special needs by participating in Holiday Helpers, The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital’s annual gift drive. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, local businesses, schools, churches, and families are invited to meet the material needs of patients by purchasing items ranging from diapers to specifically requested toys and therapeutic items.

“From civic groups to high school students, people are looking for that special way to give back during the holidays,” Albert Gray, Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital says. “Oklahomans are giving people. It’s always humbling to see how much they truly care about the patients we serve.”

Five most common basic needs items.

Participating in Holiday Helpers is easy and highly impactful.  The majority of the most essential items are available at stores such as Walmart, Target, Walgreens and CVS, or simply click on the item below to purchase online.  The items that are of the greatest need are included in the Basic Needs List.

Personal Care Items
Baby Items
Bedside Needs
Art Supplies

Items can be dropped off daily between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital’s main lobby inside the Donald W. Reynolds Complex between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.  The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital is located on N.W. 39th Expressway just east of Rockwell.  For more information, please call (405) 789-6711 option 4.

Personal Care Items

Baby Items

    • Oball toys
    • Crib mirrors or MP3 players
    • Battery-operated, clip-on crib fans
    • MyBaby HoMedics SoundSpa
    • Swaddle blankets
    • Dr. Brown’s Bottles (slow or medium flow nipples; preemie nipples)
    • Sippee cups – Dr. Brown’s, Nuby or Playtex
    • Bottle warmers
    • Plastic toddler spoons
    • Gerber Graduate pastas, arrowroot cookies, puffs and krunchies

  • WubbaNub pacifiers

Bedside Needs

    • Portable DVD players (with built-in screen)
    • DVDs (G/PG/PG-13-rated movies & TV shows)
    • CDs (Kidz Bop, pop, instrumental, lullabies)

  • Audio books on CD (toddler through pre-teen)


  • Mix & match cotton clothing (4T – adult small)
  • Gray sweatshirts & sweatpants (4T – adult small)
  • Pants with elastic waistbands (4T – adult small)
  • Pull-over shirts, short and long-sleeve – boys and girls (4T – adult medium)
  • Hanes undershirts (tanks and t-shirts; youth sizes)
  • Infant, youth and adult-sized socks
  • Athletic shoes or sneakers
    • Boys – Toddler sizes 1 and 3; Child sizes 8-11
    • Girls – Toddler sizes 1-4; Child sizes 7-9
  • Backpacks for toddlers and teens

Due to medical needs of our patients, we can only accept new clothing.  Soft, cotton clothing is best.  No buttons, zippers, beading or appliqués, please.
Art Supplies

    • Blank artist canvases
    • Cardstock & scrapbook paper (8.5×11 in. x 12×12 in.)
    • Tissue paper, various colors
    • Elmer’s School Clue & glue sticks
    • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
    • Craft add-ons; Feathers, googly eyes, rhinestones
    • Washable, non-toxic finger paint, tempera paint and ink pads
    • Acrylic paint – 2 oz. or 8 oz. bottles (any color)

  • Sharpie markers & pens (any color)


  • Batteries (AA, C, D, 9V)
  • USB flash drives
  • Clear plastic storage tubs (shoebox size or larger)
  • Latex-free children’s Band-Aids
  • White bath towels
  • White blankets
  • Twin-sized sheet sets (any color or pattern)
  • White 1-inch three-ring binders with clear overlay
  • Ziploc bags (sandwich, quart and gallon sizes)
  • Postage stamps (Forever stamps)
  • Gift cards (Walmart, Target, iTunes, Best Buy, etc.)

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