The Dorosti Family Dental team is proud to join forces with Caleb Cares 4 Kids Annual Christmas Toy Drive, again this year, to benefit patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. And we need your help!
Caleb, a Zanesville resident, started “giving back’ at age 9 years old and started his own non-profit at just 11 years old. Caleb was just a toddler when he spent time at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a patient. His only memory of that experience was how happy he was when the toy cart came around. Now, Caleb helps to create that experience for other kids.
We will accept toy donations at the Dorosti Dental office (2695 Maysville Pike, Zanesville, Ohio) through Thursday, December 8. Monetary donations are also welcome and will be split: 1/2 will buy additional toys for Nationwide Children’s Hospital and 1/2 will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network.
Last year, through the generosity of donors, Caleb and his team were able to donate 300 toys, 2 patient wagons, numerous gift cards, as well as $1,500 to the Children’s Miracle Network.
Below is a list from Nationwide Children’s Hospital of the kinds of donations that can be accepted:
DONATION WISH LIST
SPECIAL NOTES:Due to infection control and allergies we CANNOT accept used toys of any kind. This includes stuffed animals that have not been played with but have been on display or on shelves at home (example: Beanie Babies). We CAN accept newly purchased stuffed animals with tags still attached.We cannot accept donations of toys with weapons or violent themes such as guns, knives, swords, or other projectiles (including styrofoam).
INFANT/TODDLER (AREA OF HIGH NEED)
• Musical Mobile (need to be washable
without cloth pieces)• Musical/light up toys• Board books• Crib mirrors• Stacking toys• Shape sorters• Rattles• Teethers• Textured blocks or balls• Plastic links• Exersaucers, swings, infant seats• Bobby Pillows
• Crayola crayons and coloring books• Toy medical kits (Fisher Price)• Kitchen play items; cash registers, play food, dishes• Little Tikes & Fisher Price action structures and parts• Play tools• Toy musical instruments• Washable baby dolls (no cloth)• Pop up books• Light up/musical toys• Play-Doh• Play-Doh kits• Bubbles• Transportation tracks (cars/trains)• Simple games; Memory, Candy Land, Chutes & Ladders • Wooden puzzles (peg & latch)
• Games; Headbands, Operation, Connect Four, Sorry, Trouble, Life, Guess Who, Jenga• Cards; Uno, Skip-Bo, Phase Ten, playing cards • Lego sets• Craft kits; Painting kits, beading kits, Hemp jewelry kits, ink stamp kits, wooden item kits • Matchbox cars/trucks• Toy dinosaurs, insects, animals• Non-violent action figures• Dolls & doll clothes• 60-100 piece puzzles
TEEN (AREA OF HIGH NEED)
• Games: Checkers, Adult Headbands, Scattegories, trivia games• Sketch pads, drawing pencils, colored pencils• Craft kits; latch hook with hook, bead/string kits, fabric painting, wooden items• Model kits (cars, planes, boats)• Journals (no spiral)• New Nail Polish/nail polish remover• Cd players/MP3 players• Hand held electronic games• Teen reading books• Wii/Xbox games• Playing cards• Teen Dvds• Gift Cards (Amazon, Target, iTunes, Walmart, etc)• Word search, Mad Libs, crossword puzzles, and Sudoku books. .
Remember to drop donations for Caleb Cares 4 Kids off on or BEFORE Thursday, December 8 at Dorosti Family Dental (2695 Maysville Pike in Zanesville). Thank you for your support!