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10/13/21news article

Dayton Children's holiday gift donation drop off days

drive thru drop offs allow for a safe way to give this holiday season

Dayton Children’s Hospital is once again holding two holiday gift drive events to collect toys and gifts for children in the hospital during the holidays. These drop off events will happen at Tech Town, Dayton Children's office building in downtown Dayton. 

dates and times:

Saturday, December 11 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Friday, December 17 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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location

Tech Town - 241 Taylor St.,  Dayton (Dayton Children’s office building in downtown Dayton off of Monument St.)

frequently asked questions

How will it work? When donors arrive to the drop off event, they will be able to pull their car up and open their trunk full of gifts.  Dayton Children’s volunteer “elves” will do the rest unloading the donations and filling trucks to deliver them to patients at Dayton Children’s during the holidays!

What can be donated? There are three ways you can donate this year: 

  1. Let us do the shopping: Monetary donations are always welcome. These donations allow the Dayton Children’s child life staff to shop for items they know patients really want. Make a donation at support.daytonchildrens.org/givechildlife .  
  2. Shop our Amazon wish list: You can also shop our Amazon wish list and have the items shipped directly to the hospital!
  3. Do your own shopping and drop the items off at our drop off days! There are so many fun options to donate, the one thing we ask is that all donations must be new. To make it easy for the community we’ve developed a wish list of items! You can view the full wish list at childrensdayton.org/wishlist

Is there anything that cannot be donated?

Due to infection control and for the safety of our patients, we cannot accept: 

  • Used stuff animals or toys.
  • Food or candy
  • Blankets or pillowcases 

What if someone can’t make it to one of the drop off days? While individual drop offs cannot be accommodated this year, monetary donations are always welcome. These donations allow the Dayton Children’s child life staff to shop for items they know patients really want. Make a donation at support.daytonchildrens.org/givechildlife .  You can also shop our Amazon wish list and have the items shipped directly to the hospital!

Additional questions:  Please call our child life department at 937-641-3303.

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Your gift matters! Funds are used to provide activities, toys and gifts for patients. Monetary donations enable the child life department to purchase items as they are needed for our patients. 

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Do you have questions for our child life department? Contact us at 937-641-3303.