My family and I go up to Children’s Hospital every Christmas Eve to pass out presents to the oncology patients that are currently hospitalized.  When Lydia was hospitalized during Christmas, it was such a joy to receive presents from survivors  it gave so much hope…hope in Christ.

On December 11th, I would like to invite you to come together to pack small clear containers with our family for the hospitalized children here at Children’s.  During the hustle and bustle of Christmas it a special time to share with our children (and our own minds) that there is far greater need than our own.  We will have a time for writing our cards to the kids, prayer for the kids, and celebration of Jesus’ birth and finished work.

If you are interested in joining with us:

·        Let me know by leaving a comment of emailing me: leapnlizzie@gmail dot com.

·        If you would like to participate, but can’t come in person, let me know and you can send the box to me to pass on to a child.

PACK

·        Choose a boy or a girl.

·        Choose an age range

o       2-5

o       6-12

o       13-18

·        Get a new small clear container (about shoebox size) Germs are very important to keep away.

·        Fill you box with gifts!

GIFT IDEAS

TOYS
small cars, legos, dolls, kazoos, harmonicas, small Etch A Sketch®, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky®, etc.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES
pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, stickers, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

HYGIENE ITEMS
toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap, washcloth, etc.

OTHER
Hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball hats; sunglasses, silly bandz, necklaces, bracelets, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)

A PERSONAL NOTE
In a separate envelope, you may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. Please consider adding a gift card for gas or food for the family ($10-$25).

These kids are very sick, but aren’t any different from the kids you know.  They come from a variety of backgrounds.  Cancer touches all ethnicities, all monetary classes, and all faiths.

DO NOT INCLUDE:
Used or damaged items; out-of-date candy; hair products (kids loose their hair during treatment); medications or vitamins

Please pray for these children and their families during this very tough time.

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