I have participated in general toy drives in the past? Why can't I now?
We have been very fortunate to receive strong community support and receive thousands of items. We have found the toys that are donated do not always serve our needs at that moment.
We can no longer accept general toy donations. Toys that come in through these drives are often not exactly what we need when we are dealing with complex medical needs and patients who have different development needs. If your group still wants to provide physical toys, we do have an Amazon wish list that the Child Life staff updates regularly with our needs and we are very willing to accept those items.
How can I be sure my donation is going to be used to purchase these items?
Your generous donation goes directly to a fund that can only be used to purchase these items. All donations are used to benefit children and families within the Child Life Program.
I want to visit patients - can I do this?
Due to both infection control and privacy issues, we do not allow donors to visit patient care areas or meet the patients and families.
Is there an opportunity for a photo at the hospital to share with my company, donors, etc?
Yes! If you are with a company or organization that would like the opportunity to come to the hospital for a photo and meet and greet with hospital staff in the lobby of the hospital, please contact Zoey Kramer in the Foundation office at email@example.com.
If I want to send a check instead of donating online, where can I send it?
Checks can be made out to RWJUH Foundation and mailed to:
Att: Virtual Toy Drive
PO Box 156
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
If your group sends in one check, individuals will not receive a tax letter unless a full list of donor names, addresses, and amounts donated are included.
We can help you on your journey and are so grateful fo donations of all sizes. Give us a call at 732-418-8358.
Together we can set a goal, set up your page, build your contact list, and help you get the word out.