NEWS | November 23, 2020

Give a holiday gift to a child in the hospital from the comfort of home

UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s virtual holiday toy drive - now live

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The second annual Virtual Holiday Toy Drive for UC Davis Children’s Hospital is now live. This virtual toy drive is in lieu of the hospital’s traditional drive through and drop off event.

“We are encouraging the community to support the children virtually through two different giving platforms, in an effort to help keep the community healthy and in accordance with COVID-19 safety guidelines,” said Diana Sundberg, manager of the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department.

The public can:

The Virtual Holiday Toy Drive runs through Dec. 24.

Both platforms will provide gifts for all of the pediatric patients this holiday season, as well as provide toys and games throughout the year for the hospital playrooms, patients’ birthdays and other celebrations and milestones. The toy drive will end on Dec. 24, 2020.

“We invite the community to join us in making the holidays brighter for our patients and families, as this year has brought unique difficulties,” Sundberg said. “We know this season will look very different. We hope that our virtual toy drive will make it easy and safe for people to give. The support of the community means so much to us.”