Child Life ProgramThe Child Life Program always appreciates donations to help stock its therapeutic playroom and outdoor playground, distraction bags (full of items to help distract patients during painful procedures) as well as the prize closet (prizes are given to patients as they achieve certain goals during their visits at National Jewish Health).

 

Infant/Toddler

  • Rattles, teething rings, shakers, high chair tray toys
  • Musical/light/popup toys
  • Crib side activity toys
  • Board books
  • Infant/Toddler sized balls (softball size)

 

Preschool

  • Cars and trucks
  • Lego sets
  • Board games
  • Character toys (princess, little people, action figures, superheroes)
  • Art kits, stickers, markers, coloring activities
  • Plastic animals of all sizes and types

 

School-age

  • Action figures
  • Card games
  • Board games
  • Art kits, stickers, markers, coloring activities
  • Dolls
  • Slinky toys
  • Sports toys – soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, outdoor activities, etc. 

 

Teen

  • Gift cards - $5  (Target, Walmart, iTunes, Best Buy)
  • Card games or board games for ages 12-18 years
  • Word searches/activity books/journal book
  • Art kits
  • Puzzle/mind handheld games
  • Sports balls (baseball, basketball, football, baseball, etc.)
  • Fidget toys

 

Larger Items

  • Portable DVD players
  • Popular movies/new releases/classics (rated G, PG, PG-13)
  • Laptops
  • iPads

 

Homemade Items

  • Cloth bags/Ditty Bags - girls/boys, younger and older
  • Fleece blankets for boys and girls, younger and older (new)

 

Bath Toys

  • Bath toys for all ages
  • Goggles
  • Balls
  • Squirting toys
  • Plastic animals/figurines
  • Foam letters/numbers
  • Shovels, colanders, pitchers, cups (all plastic)

 

Miscellaneous Items

  • Stuffed animals (all sizes, must be brand new)
  • Stress balls
  • Books such as Where’s Waldo?, I Spy series, kid books, series teen books (must be new)

 

For more information, contact Child Life Specialist, Destiny Jara at jarad@njhealth.org or 303.398.1361.