Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Annual December Toy Drive

This year at The Academy of Seaboard Lane, we are taking a different approach to our annual toy drive. We will be collecting NEW toys/clothes/personal items for Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt from December 1st-December 19th.

About Children's Hospital:

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation's leading children's hospitals. They treat and help prevent all health issues ranging from colds and broken bones to heart disease and cancer. Their exceptional medical teams and the generous support enable them to provide every child who comes in with the hope of improved health. Children's Hospital is a nonprofit facility. The doctors care for children regardless of their families’ ability to pay.

Children's Hospital at VUMC is named among the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals for the eleventh consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings.


TOYS & BOOKS--all toys & books must be brand new
  • Mobiles/Crib Side Musical Soothers 
  •  Light, sound, and popup toys 
  •  Books (infant to teen, English & Spanish)
  • Lego Kits (small)
  • Plastic Action Figures (Superheroes, Disney, My Little Pony, etc.)
  • Blowing bubbles (small/wedding size)
  • Musical Instruments: drum sticks, egg shakers, etc.
  • Stuffed animals (new) 
  • Medical Play Kit (Fisher Price)
  • Rock-A-Stack Toys (Fisher Price) 
  • Shape Sorters
  • Board & sound books
  • Small car and truck toys
  • Blocks
  • Dinosaurs 
  • Little People
  • Play tool sets
  • Plastic baby dolls (without hair)
  • Thomas the Train items
  • Etch-A-Sketch Magna Doodle
  • Puzzles
  • All-in-one craft kits (small & medium sizes)
  • Play-doh (small cans)
  • Construction paper packs
  • Glue (Elmer’s liquid & glitter glue) 
  • Stickers 
  • Coloring and Activity Books
  • Color Wonder markers (Crayola
  • Washable markers (Crayola
  • White Canvases (sizes up to 18x24”)
  • Friendship or bracelet kits
  • White Model Magic (Crayola)
  • Fabric Markers & Paint pens
  • Chill & Spill Journal
  •  Current/Popular Brand Name Board Games
  •  High Needs tend to be Uno & playing cards
  •  electronic hand held games such as Yahtzee or Tetris
  • Travel sized toiletry items
  • Gift cards ($10 $20 increments): gas, grocery, phone, food, movie theaters, Target, Walmart
  • Laundry Detergent Pods  
  • Toddler Spoons and forks 
  • Bath & Beauty sets
  • Plastic bags (snack, sandwich, gallon sizes)
  • all devices, games, & gaming systems must be new Xbox One games (rated T and under) + controllers
  •   PS4 games (rated T and under) + controllers
  • Nintendo DS systems and games
  • DVD movies 
  •  popular and new release titles, rated G or PG (no Blu-ray) 
  •  Noise-cancelling headphones or ear buds
  •  Portable DVD players
  •  Camera SD cards (4 GB)
  • must be new, all sizes, unisex
  • Local sport themed team items: hats, jerseys
  • shirts
  • Athletic shorts
  • Sweatpants
  • Underwear
  • Swaddling Blanket (Halo)
  •  Infant sound soothers
  •  Rattles & teething rings
  • Vibrating teether
  • Jigglers and Chewy Tubes
  • Weighted Lap Animal
     Weighted blanket

    With your help, we'll be able to supply tons of families and children with holiday gifts! 'Tis the Season!

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