Best Children’s Hospital Toy Drive
We are happy to announce the start of our 2018 Toy Drive to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital. This is the 7th year in a row that we have run a toy drive for charity and we are looking forward to another big turn out! Families around the area have continued to provide an outpouring of donations and we have truly appreciated everything they have done support the charities we love.
Boston Children’s Hospital has created a “Toy Store” for their inpatient families that will be filled with donated toys from people like you giving during this holiday season. Inpatient families who aren’t able to leave the hospital are invited to shop in the store for free – for their hospitalized child, as well as siblings! Along with donations of books and toys, Boston Children’s Holiday Store uses wrapping paper, ribbon, tags, tape, and bows to re-create the holiday experience.
We will load up our company vans a few days before Christmas and deliver all the donated toys to Boston Children’s Hospital in time for this special event.
You can help by donating much-needed toys for children who have to spend the holidays in Children’s Hospital. Simply drop off new, unwrapped toys to any of these five (5) drop off locations by Friday, December 14, 2018:
Please note: Drop off to our Waltham office has been extended to Monday, December 17th!
Lamacchia Realty Drop-off Locations:
Can’t Get to Framingham, Norwood, Waltham, Westford, Woburn or Worcester?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for us to do a pick up for you (within Eastern/Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire).
Toy Donation Wish List
Ages 0 – 3
No-Spill Bubbles, plastic blocks and stacking rings, dolls, non-cloth mobiles and cradle gyms, Fisher-Price toys and Little People, play telephones, trucks, sight and sound books, lullabies, and classical music CDs, infant crib soothers, infant aquariums, non-cloth rattles, plastic infant links, musical and light-up toys, pop-up toys, new spoons and sippy cups
Ages 4 – 8
Cars, trucks, arts and craft supplies and kits, crayons, play doctor, kits, pretend play sets, dollhouse people, animal toys, Play-Doh, I SPY books, LEGOs, LEGO kits, toy trains, board games such as Connect Four, Guess Who, Sorry and UNO, dolls
Ages 8 – 12
Art supplies, craft, and sand art kits, colored pencils and markers, jewelry-making kits, Matchbox cars, non-violent action, figures, Pillow Pets, superheroes, new DVD movies rated G or PG, playing cards, and card or board games, such as Guess Who, UNO, Connect 4, and Sorry
Ages 13 and Up
Art supplies and craft kits, beading kits, nail polish sets, hairbrush sets and accessories, photo albums, stamp kits, yarn and knitting or crocheting kits, journals, stationary sets, sports team items, new magazines, advanced LEGO kits, plain white tee shirts in all sizes, board games such as: Pictionary, trivia games, Scrabble, DS systems and games (rated E-T), Wii games (rated E-T), Xbox 360 games (rated E-T), controllers (PS4, PS3, Xbox, Wii), Xbox 1 controllers and games (rated E-T), portable CD players, new DVDs rated PG-13, and yoga mats
If you can’t donate one of these items below, gift cards in any amount from stores such as Target, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and Amazon are also accepted.
Boston Children’s Hospital cannot accept used toys, and because of the many varied dietary restrictions, they are unable to accept gifts of food.