Friday, May 27, 2011

Our Smile Mission is off to a GREAT START!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who has connected with me and donated things for Blank Children's hospital!  Below, I starred the items we have received, but don't feel like you still can't donate those items. I'm just trying to get one of each.  I also received some cash donations, so I will save that up until we get closer to December and buy a few of the big ticket items.  My goal is to do a weekly update so you can see our progress! 
Thank you again, your generosity is amazing.  Just think, your small contribution will completely make somebody elses day! 
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A couple years ago I did a few "cans for comments" posts and donated formula to a local food bank. I was recently reading a volunteer page at Blank Children's Hospital and came across this Child Life list and realized I didn't get around to it this winter with the move. So I was hoping with an early start, before every ones budgets get extra tight with holiday shopping, some of you would be up for help me put some smiles on some little ones faces! Here is the list of items the hospital looks for people to donate, many are small- even things we get for free at times in the mail.

So my goal is every week to buy at least one of these items and hoping some of you will help out by buying some of these items and sending them to me. Week by week I will do an update and check off the items we have collected and then hopefully by December we will have a complete list. (Maybe excluding a couple of the really big items or gift cards)

When Dylan was 4 months old he spent a few days at Blank with a case of phenomena, it is a great children's hospital with all kinds of fun things specialized for children to make their stay a bit more pleasant. Every time I walked in and out of the hospital, I was so thankful that we were only there for a short stay!

I would appreciate any contributions to collecting these items - some things are as little as a bottle of bubbles - I'm sure there are some parents out there that have a couple they would love to get rid of! Or glitter or play doh! One thing- they do ask that all the items are new due to infection control.


You can send anything to my attention at:

Jessica Bormann
PO Box 278
Baxter, IA 50028

or if you have to do UPS/FedEx or I believe Speedy is super cheap, you can ship here:
Jessica Bormann
10447 Field Ave
 Colfax, IA 50054

Arts/Craft Supplies


Washable Paint (prefer Crayola brand 10 packs)

Glitter Glue


Sticker Foam Shapes

*Foam Art (i.e. door hangers, frames)

Foam Beads

Glue Sticks

*Coloring Books


Washable Markers


Disposable Cameras

Photo Albums

Journals (for boys and girls)

Embroidery Floss (for friendship bracelets)

Dry Erase Markers


Infant/Toddler Activities

Lullabies CD’s

Plastic Infant Toys and Rattles

Light-up/Musical Toys (ex. Light Up Piano, Backyardigans

Guitar, Baby’s Learning LapTop, Fisher Price

Musical Stacker, Baby Einstein Color


Pop-Up Toys (Fisher Price Pop Up Farm)

Dora the Explorer Toys (nothing cloth-must be washable)

Infant Mirrors (attaches to crib side)

Elmo Toys

Peekaboo Block Toys (i.e. box, giraffe, fish)

Bath Toys



Dolls (hard plastic)

Cash Registers

School Age Activities

Barbie Clothes

Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars

Chalk (anti-dust)


Superhero Figurines (i.e.Hulk, Superman, Spiderman)

Bald plastic babies (needs to be all washable)

Spongebob Toys (nothing cloth—must be washable)

Disney/Pixar Movies (DVD)

Fisher Price Doctor Kits

Puzzles (24 and 63 pieces)


Gameboy Advance SP, Nintendo DS and Games

PSP and Games

Hand-held Games (20 Questions, Connect 4, Battleship, Yahtzee)

Game Cube Games (rated E-Teen)

Nintendo Wii Games (rated E-Teen)

PS2 Games (rated E-Teen) especially sports and racing themed

New Release PG-13 Movies (DVD)

Misc. Items

Batteries (AAA, AA, C and D)

Gift Cards (Best Buy, Toys ‘R’ Us, Wal-Mart, iTunes)

Stress balls


Portable DVD Players

Digital Cameras

I-Pods/MP3 Players
Board Games

Guess Who

Connect 4

Monopoly (traditional and electronic banking)

Sorry! Or Sorry! Sliders




*UNO or UNO Attack or UNO Flash

*Decks of Cards






Catch Phrase Jr.



Misc. Items

Batteries (AAA, AA, C and D)

Gift Cards (Best Buy, Toys ‘R’ Us, Wal-Mart, iTunes)

Stress balls


Portable DVD Players

Digital Cameras

I-Pods/MP3 Players


Pfabulous Pfantz Pfamily said...

Don't forget that I have all the art stuff. I have glue sticks, glitter glue, paint, markers, crayons, dry erase markers, glue bottles. I can't remember what else.

Tara Pfantz

Kellie said...

Jess, I would love to donate something. Would a check/money be easiest? Let me know!

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Whitney Moore said...

I have some more also. :-)


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