Amidst the sadness, though, there’s also a great deal of inspiration to be found in Kate’s journey – especially in the determination and generosity of her entire family. After realizing first-hand what Christmas will be like this year for many children in the oncology department at the pediatric hospital where Kate is being treated, The McRae family has put together an effort to collect TOYS for these kids.
The toy drive effort has been dubbed, “Kate’s Crazy Cool Christmas” and we can help too! Here’s how:
The McRae family is asking for people (or companies!) to send donated gifts for kids of all ages, and around Christmas time they’ll distribute the gifts to the other families in the pediatric oncology ward.
Excerpt from the website:
“…We want these kids to know they are loved, thought of and treasured. I wish fun gifts could take away a diagnosis, bring families back together, bring total healing. We obviously know it can’t. However, we can bring smiles where they may be lacking….”
Suggested donations include things like: Hotwheels, Barbies, video games, board games, headphones, arts & crafts supplies, pajamas, and more… even nail polish! Please note: Everything needs to be brand new for infection control purposes.
Gift cards are welcome too. (Walmart, Target, Toys R Us and Visa gift Cards are ideal.) Click here for complete gifting guidelines.
They’re trying to collect everything by December 15th – which is next Tuesday, so there’s no time like the present! (Find details & shipping info here.)
If you’re able to make these kids part of your Christmas – even on a small level, I hope you’ll consider it. You just never know how far even the smallest gestures will go…
For more on Kate’s story, please visit www.prayforkate.com.