UC Davis Children's Hospital Hosts Toy Drive Dec. 20-23

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To make the donation of toys and other gifts easier for generous businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals who would like to make the season brighter for hospitalized children, UC Davis Children's Hospital is offering donors the opportunity to drive up and drop off donations for the holidays.

"We really appreciate all of our donors who make the holiday season brighter with their gifts."

To make the donation of toys and other gifts easier for generous businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals who would like to make the season brighter for hospitalized children, UC Davis Children's Hospital is offering donors the opportunity to drive up and drop off donations for the holidays.

The holiday toy drive will be held at the circular driveway of the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. The drop-off opportunity will be held from Tuesday, Dec. 20 through Friday, Dec. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Donors dropping off donations will be greeted in the driveway.

"We really appreciate all of our donors who make the holiday season brighter with their gifts," said Diana Sundberg, manager of the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. "The kindness of donors will make an important difference in the lives of many families who have a sick child in the hospital this time of year."

The gifts will be given to hospitalized children during the holidays and throughout the year to mark the end of treatment and for completing tests and other procedures.

Toys and gifts also will be used in hospital playrooms and waiting areas throughout the year. Please note: Even slightly used toys cannot be accepted because of infection-control precautions.

View this year's holiday wish list.

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital providing care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and Level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for its critically ill patients, as well as the West Coast's only Level I children's surgery center. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. For more information, visit children.ucdavis.edu.

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Tricia Tomiyoshi, Health News Office: 916-734-9706
E-mail: ttomiyoshi(at)ucdavis(dot)edu

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