Holiday Toy Drive Benefits UC Davis Children's Hospital
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - UC Davis Children's Hospital is hosting a holiday toy drive this month to help spread cheer to its patients and their families staying this holiday season.
The toy drive will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18 to Friday, Dec. 20 and Monday, Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donors can drop off their donations at the circular driveway of UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento.
"Anyone can make the season brighter for a child staying in our hospital this holiday season," said Diana Sundberg, Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy manager.
"We're thankful for the continued generosity and support from our community."
The gifts will go to hospitalized children, as well as children in the pediatric emergency department, outpatient clinics, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and UC Davis MIND Institute. Toys and gifts also will be used in the hospital's playrooms and waiting areas throughout the year.
Due to infection control policies, all items must be brand new.
UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital for children, serving infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and Level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for critically ill children. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. With more than 120 physicians in 33 subspecialties, UC Davis Children's Hospital has more than 74,000 clinic and hospital visits and 13,000 emergency department visits each year. For more information, visit http://children.ucdavis.edu.