Introduction: St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides a full range of pediatric services to the St. Louis metropolitan area and is recognized as one of America’s top children’s hospitals by US News & World Report.
- Children’s Books (items must be new or like-new)
- DVDs (items must be new or like-new; rated G, PG, PG-13)
- CDs (items must be new or like-new)
- Bingo Prizes (times must be new):
- Bath Gels/Lotions
- Card Games
- Lego and Bionicle kits
- Small Electronic Games
- Sports Balls
- Stuffed Animals for babies (sewn on eyes and noses)
- Mobile Health Program (items must be new): The Healthy Kids Express program serves school children in indigent areas and many o the kids do not have warm clothing in the winter.
- Warm Hats
- Activity Bags – for kids in the hospital or in the emergency unit waiting area to help pass time and to keep their minds off their worries.
- Activity Books
- Coloring Books
- Craft Kits (with instructions and materials) – for kids in the hospital to help keep them busy and their minds off their worries.
- Bracelet Kits
- Small Mobiles
- Family Comfort Bags – for parents who come with their kids in an emergency situation and need to spend the night.
- Bath Gel
- Dental Floss
- Hand Sanitizer
- Lip Balm
- Shaving Cream
- Sleep Masks
- School Supplies – for our kids who visit Healthy Kids Express, a pediatric mobile health van that goes to school in indigent areas.
- Bed Rolls – for infants, to keep them from rolling on their stomachs.
- Take an 8 inch by 50 inch piece of newly purchased soft fabric. (Please was fabric and do not use fabric softener)
- Fold length-wise and sew material along edges (on the side of the material that won’t be showing) leaving a 4 inch opening on one end.
- Turn inside out and stuff with batting, leaving the bedroll flexible enough that you can bend it.
- Fleece Blankets (no sewing required) – kids from tiny to teen love these blankets!
- Use a 2 ft by 3 ft, 3 ft by 4 ft, or 4 ft by 5 ft piece of newly purchased fleece material.
- Cut 3 inches into the fabric around the entire piece of fabric, making fringe.
- Also, cut a 3 inch by 3 inch square at each corner.
- Tie off each fringe into a knot where the fringed cut meets the material.
- After completion, please wash the blankets in liquid detergent and dry with no fabric softeners.
- Comfort Pillows ( a.k.a boo-boo pillows) – these are used to prop arms hooked up to IVs, to rest legs in wheelchairs or to cuddle.
- Take either a 12 inch round or square piece of fabric and sew sides together (on the side of material that won’t be showing) leaving a 3 inch opening.
- Turn inside out.
- Stuff with batting
- Sew the opening closed.
- Cut a piece of washed, colorful fabric 26.5 inches by 40.5 inches.
- Match it with a border of contrasting fabric, 10.5 inches by 40.5 inches.
- Sew pieces together wrong side out (on the long side, 40.5 inches).
- Fold the material and sew along the open edges (leaving the opening as the border edge).
- Turn pillow cases inside out and iron.
One Children’s Place, St. Louis, MO 63110