Kids Wish Network’s Holiday of Hope Gift Bank is an uplifting, gift-giving program that brings cheer to children. These Gift Banks provide emergency rooms, pediatric units, and other children’s care facilities with age appropriate toys. These toys offer a welcome distraction to young children from upsetting and often traumatic experiences. Emergency and hospital rooms can be frightening places for children and these special toys bring them comfort and joy when they need it the most!
These wonderful toys not only benefit kids who are coming in for just a brief visit, but also the children who may be spending longer periods of time due to more complicated situations. A soft, plush toy can quickly dry the eyes of a child facing new and scary circumstances.
Pediatric doctors, nurses and social workers all agree that sometimes a smile can be the very best medicine.
The Holiday of Hope events provide hospitalized children and their siblings with the magic of a memorable celebration filled with music, food, special guests and thousands of dollars’ worth of brand new gifts and toys. These festive events provide children in medical facilities nationwide a break from their medical treatments, as well as hope and encouragement for a healthier future.
If you are a hospital or pediatric facility and would like to request information on becoming a Holiday of Hope Gift Bank member, please contact us. For more information, please visit our Holiday of Hope FAQs page.