With the holidays fast approaching, many people are looking for ways to give back. The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital makes it easy through the Holiday Helpers Gift Drive. The 10th annual event will kick off Thanksgiving Day and will run through New Year’s Day.
Shoppers may choose items from departmental wish lists or purchase Christmas presents for specific patients. Needs lists are also available online at registries for Target, and Amazon.com.
- Bedside Entertainment and Stimulation
- Bibles and Chaplaincy Services
- Christmas and Birthday Presents
- Family Services – Social Services, Counseling and Child Life
- Infant Needs
- Music Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Outpatient Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- PMRU – Pediatric Medical Rehabilitation Unit
- PMRU Entertainment Needs
- Recreational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
“I love that Holiday Helpers is extremely adaptable to donors’ needs because people love to give in different ways. Some like to give basic needs, some would prefer to meet a more specific need by purchasing a certain toy or therapy item,” Amy Coldren, manager of the volunteer program, says. “The registries provide donors the option of blessing patients from the comfort of their own homes.”
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.