Geared toward high schools and colleges, this yearlong, student-led fundraiser culminates in a day of dancing. Fundraising helps kids at your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital—Boston Children's (that's us!).
I’m fundraising to help Boston Children’s continue its amazing work for kids. We all know this year hasn't been great and many people have suffered. This is unfortunately the new normal until it isn't. The holidays are coming up and Boston Children's Hospital is not allowing toy donations. Many children spend the holidays in the hospital, and they deserve to have the best time they can!
I know firsthand just how crappy holidays and even birthdays are in the hospital. Children's hospital saved my brother’s life on numerous occasions. My brother, Joey was diagnosed with Kidney Disease when he was 4 years old. He spent most of his life in and out of Children's Hospital between dialysis, transplants, infections, and even near-death experiences, and I was always by his side. We have spent several birthday's and holidays in the hospital.
In 2018 I brought my daughter into the Children’s Hospital emergency room due to difficulty breathing, her oxygen level was 70%. She was immediately diagnosis with pneumonia and put on a ventilator for 48 hours. She had slept through her 4th birthday but the staff at Children's made it extra special for her by providing her with gifts and balloons.
The hospital wouldn't be able to do this without the help of US! That is why I am asking you to donate on my behalf. Every dollar raised helps brighten the hospital experience for patients and families. Your gift will help stock playrooms with toys and activities, purchase medical play materials and provide individualized support to families.
$30: 10 packs of playdoh for patients to create with or to squish when feeling nervous $50: 5 play medical kits to help patients understand and learn about hospital experiences $100: Enough bubbles for a month on 1 unit—Blowing bubbles is fun and calming, and can even help encourage patients to take deep breaths $250: Legacy and Milestone supplies for up to 20 patients—from inkpads for sweet baby footprints to special books that will hold memories made $500: Treasure Box items for 1 month for 1 unit or clinic—having small prizes available for patients helps to encourage a smile after a really hard experience. $1,000: Tech items such as iPads and DVD players offer distraction and learning opportunities for patients during procedures and long stays.
And the hospital doesn't just stop there. Boston Children's truly understands the importance of training the next generation of top pediatricians and nurses, so they can continue to provide the best, most innovative care possible to kids.
Your donation provides more than a new toy, it brings smiles, laughter, and healing, during the holiday season.
Please support my fundraiser—and Boston Children’s Hospital.