CHOC to Hold Toy Drive Dec. 20

The holiday season is upon us! For those families and community members wishing to20130424_0464 donate toys for the patients at CHOC Children’s, a toy drive will be held on:

Sat., Dec. 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the CHOC employee parking lot located at 557 S. Main St., in Orange.

Please note we are unable to accept donations in the main hospital lobby, as has been the practice in previous years. Instead, we ask that all holiday donations be delivered to the toy drive and that donations be sorted and boxed before delivery.

Due to limited storage space and to ensure a selection of items that are developmentally appropriate for the diverse patient population served by CHOC, donations of gift cards are greatly appreciated. Gift cards to stores such as Target, Toys “R” Us, Babies “R” Us, Walmart, Michaels and Barnes & Noble are used by CHOC’s Child Life Specialists to purchase toys, craft supplies, books, DVDs and gifts when needed throughout the year and based on the developmental age and gender of current patients.

If you wish to donate a toy instead, please refer to CHOC’s wish list for the appropriate toys and guidelines.

Click here for more information, and to learn about other ways to support CHOC this holiday season.

Thank you for your continued support. Happy Holidays!