Donation Guide

 

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, which supports the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada is always in need of gifts and toys for our patients from birth to age 21. We rely on on these gifts as they offer a needed distraction for a child going through a tough procedure or a way to pass the time during chemo infusion treatments.  Toy and gift donations are need throughout the year.  Cure 4 The Kids Foundation greatly appreciates your donations, but we ask that you please follow the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s guidelines and suggestions below to ensure our patients’ safety. As always, if you have questions about a toy donation, or would prefer to make a financial donation, please contact Annette Logan at (702) 732-0232 or alogan@cure4thekids.org.

 

Toy Safety Guidelines:

 

No used toys, including stuffed animals, of any kind as they may be harmful to our sick children.

All donated toys or items must be in new and original packaging.

Donations should not be gift wrapped, as everything needs to be checked for safety reasons.

Stuffed animals must be in sealed and unopened packages to meet hospital infection control standards.

The filling for stuffed toys must be fabric or solid foam. No shredded foam, small pellets or beans can be used as filler.

The paint used on toy surfaces, as well as other paints, glue, crayons or markers in craft kits must all be non-toxic and contain no lead.

“Humorous” medical toys and games cause fears and misconceptions and are therefore inappropriate.

 

Please no toys that:

Contain detachable parts (like button eyes) which can be removed and swallowed or inhaled

Produce electric sparks or friction

Made of glass or brittle plastic

Contain sharp edges

Contain parts that can pinch fingers or toes or catch hair

Consist of numerous small parts which require close supervision

Represent violence (soldiers, guns, war games, etc.)

Consist of a religious nature

For further information on toy and safety guidelines, please refer to Consumer Product Safety Commission’s toy recall Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

 

Gift and Toy Wishlist

 

Infants/Toddlers: (Acceptable items)

Bubbles, water toys, plastic rings, dolls, mobiles, cradle gyms, music boxes, Fisher Price toys, V-Tech toys, toy telephones, trucks, sight and sound books, pop-up books, See N’ Says, sort shapers, musical and/or light-up toys, Legos (large pieces only), Infant onesies, rattles, links, pacifiers, preemie clothes, infant stimulation toys (black, red and white in color), crib aquariums, swings and bouncers, non-breakable infant mirrors, teethers, receiving blankets.

Preschool:

Coloring books, Crayola crayons and markers (non-toxic only), Play-Doh (non-toxic only), Legos (large pieces), Puzzles (large pieces), Play kitchen set dishes, cars, trucks, play doctor kits, play cash registers, friendly puppets, Magna Doodle, large electronic interactive toys (Leapfrog), Matchbox cars, dinosaur and farm animals, baby dolls, bubbles, Fisher Price toys, Thomas the Train, Etch A Sketch, new DVDs (G rated).

School-age:

Barbie dolls, puzzles, models, Construct toys, superheroes, play/action figures, Lincoln Logs, handheld electronic games (Yahtzee, Wheel of Fortune, fishing and sports games), Legos (single project-type boxes), Crayola crayons and markers (non-toxic), portable CD players with headphones, children’s magazine sub- scriptions, remote control cars, paint by number sets, New DVDs (G or PG rated).

Teens:

Nail polish sets, makeup kits, toiletries, hand-held games, portable CD players with headphones, CDs, game systems and games (Playstation II and III, Xbox, Nintendo Wii) disposable cameras, diaries, stationery, sports balls, teen magazine subscriptions, word search and crossword puzzle books, baseball caps, t-shirts, new DVDs (PG and PG-13 rated).

 

Arts & Crafts:

Beading supplies

Fabric Markers

Fun Foam Kits

Glitter pens and glue

Water color supplies (kits,pencils, paint and paper)

Paper projects and stamping

Scrapbooking supplies

Sketch Books

Stickers

Coloring books and crayons

 

Games:

Apples to Apples

Candyland

Card Games (UNO, Phase-10,Old Maid, Go Fish)

Chess

Connect Four

Cranium

Guess Who

Jenga

Life

Memory

Monopoly and Monopoly Junior

Pictionary

Playing Cards

Sequence

Sorry

Trouble

 

Gift Cards:

Donations of gift cards to the following retailers in increments of $5-$10 are greatly appreciated:

Babies-R-Us

Best Buy

Michael’s

Walmart/Sam’s Club

Theaters

Target

Toy-R-Us

Local Grocery Stores

 

Holiday Donations:

During the holiday season, toys are collected and placed in our Santa’s Workshop. Unwrapped, new toys are collected and sorted, and our health care team host’s a holiday party for the children in active treatment and their siblings. Any extra toys will be given to children throughout the year. Donations for Santa’s Workshop will be accepted November 30 – December 23 from 9a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday in the business office at 3121 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite #200, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

To arrange a toy drive or delivery please contact: Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, 3121 S. Maryland Parkway, Ste. 200, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 702-732-0232  alogan@cure4thekids.org

Thank you!!

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