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!).
We hope you'll join us in supporting patients and families at Boston Children's Hospital through Christmas in July, a virtual toy drive that helps stock playrooms and support patient families. We've seen firsthand how beneficial Child Life is to so many children and their families during their stay at Boston Children's. Now, more than ever, the hospital is in need of resources to care for the sickest children. We hope you'll join us in supporting this amazing cause.
Through Sunday, July 11, we'll be matching all donations up to $10,000!
The first 10 people to donate $500 will receive a randomly selected autographed baseball by one of the following players: Alex Verdugo, Kiké Hernández, Adam Ottavino, J.D. Martínez, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Chris Sale, Nathan Eovaldi, Christian Vázquez or Eduardo Rodríguez.
Lastly, purchase a Christmas in July edition Tunnel Time Ornament and $15 will go directly to Boston Children's: www.foco.com/bostonchildrenshospital
Thank you for your generous support!
- Brette and Adam Ottavino
How your donation makes a difference:
Funds raised will benefit Child Life Services at Boston Children's. The mission of Child Life is to support patients and families throughout their hospital experience. They work to enhance patients’ emotional, social, and cognitive growth during a hospital visit, taking into consideration each child’s family, culture, and developmental needs.
Here's a glimpse of how your donation impacts patients:
$30: Materials for a Slime Day, a popular tactile activity to keep kids distracted and having fun.
$50: 5 bags for medical play sessions to help kids understand upcoming procedures.
$100: 10 pacifiers (WubbaNubs) to sooth infants, develop the important sucking reflex, and deliver pain medicine.
$500: 5 weighted blankets for patients with autism, providing calm and comfort during their hospital stay.
$1,000: 2 months' worth of treasure box items for a unit or clinic. These small prizes encourage a smile after a difficult experience.
$5,000: 10 new iPads to help patients with diversion, relaxation, education, and creative expression.
$10,000: Activities for patients and families who will spend the holidays in the hospital (unit decorations, themed crafts, Santa visits, and more).