Even a small donation can make a BIG difference
Used by Child Life but also nursing and medical staff to distract and calm children all over the hospital.
$20-$35 BABY TOYS
High quality, durable toys for use in waiting room, playrooms and for little people in isolation.
Buzzy is a small device which can be attached to a tourniquet with an ice pack – Buzzy vibrates – the cold from the icepack and the vibration from buzzy interrupt the pain path way and help to make injections, blood tests and cannulations less painful.
$100-$250 SENSORY TOYS
Specialised toys for children with special needs – allowing them to interact through the use of switches and through the use of high contrast textures, sounds and light .
$150 PORTABLE DVD PLAYERS
Used by children who are confined to bed or isolation room.
$150 DISTRACTION KITS
Kits of toys, puzzles and other items that can be used during painful and invasive procedures to distract children from the pain and anxiety they may be feeling.
$55,140 FOR A YEAR, $4,595 FOR A MONTH $1,061 FOR A WEEK THERAPISTS
Help fund a part-time Music Therapist or a Child Life Therapist in the Emergency Department, the specially trained Music and Child Life Therapists provide positive Hospital experiences for sick and injured children. These specially trained therapists distract children from painful procedures, educate them on upcoming procedures to reduce their fears or provide entertainment for those who may have to endure a long stay in hospital.