Add another item to your Christmas Shopping list! We have been asked again by one of our partners, Our Children’s House – Baylor, to assist them with collecting NEW stuffed animals. Every child that comes to the hospital and undergoes surgery has a stuffed animal waiting for them in their bed when they wake up. As you can imagine, snuggling with this new friend helps bring them comfort after a surgery as they wait in the recovery room for their Mom and Dad.
Ragan’s HOPE has committed to collecting NEW stuffed animals again this year, for the month of December, and I would like to ask each of you to assist by spreading the word to others about this drive.
One of our volunteers has created a flier for you to print off, email, post, or hand out so that we can collect double what we collected last year! You can print off that flier by clicking here!
Use the flier to collect what you can through family and friends, and if you are having a holiday get-together, ask your guests to bring a NEW stuffed animal with them to be donated for this cause. If your company allows you to take up a collection at work – please put a box by the front door, or have employees drop their gift by your desk. Making a difference in the life of a child is as simple as that.
Once you have collected the stuffed animals, contact Ragan’s HOPE, and we’ll make arrangements to have them picked up. If you are coming to the Volunteer gathering on December 18th – that would be the perfect time to bring what you have collected.
These do not need to be large animals – beanie baby size is great. At times – the dollar stores have a selection. They do NOT need to be Christmas animals – these are to be used throughout the year.
Thank you for your dedication to not only the families we support but also to our partners. Projects like this make Ragan’s HOPE a valued partner in our community and we want to continue to help provide hope wherever there is a need.