Third Annual Toy Drive

Thanks to many of you, this Holiday Season will be a little brighter for children at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and Bridgeport Hospital.  Yet again, we collected well over 1,000 toys and significant monetary donations to support our programs.  People’s willingness to give never ceases to amaze us.  Kisses from Katie would like to offer education, empathy, and energy to those children and families on a tenuous and stressful path.  In order for any child to endure and cope with challenging medical interventions, energy is a must, and, as we all know, children’s energy can best be measured by a smile.  This past weekend, bagful after bagful of toys were donated to achieve that goal-  make a child smile…make a child forget, just for a minute, that they are not home for the holidays.

We feel that each of our programs targets a specific need or void, but none of them muster more natural excitement than the toy drive.  We were all kids.  We all know the unbridled excitement we felt when we received a new toy.  It’s a privilege to be able to create that feeling for less fortunate children.  Thank you for taking the time to pause during this busy holiday season.  Thank you for continuing to support Kisses from Katie.  Thank you for repeatedly showing the beauty of the human spirit!

Back to top ↑