Wondering how you can support kids at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford? Setting aside some time to assemble kits is a wonderful way to bring folks together to support our patients and their families.
What’s an activity kit?
Activity kits are little bundles of comfort filled with simple, creative items that a kid or teen can use to have fun. They help keep patients and siblings occupied and entertained when they may be feeling anxious or scared.
What’s a care kit?
Care kits are filled with amenities parents need to take care of themselves while their child is in the hospital. Families often come to the hospital on short notice and don’t have the time to pack the items they need for a stay away from home.
How it works:
Purchase your supplies. Each activity kit can cost as little as $2, while care kits tend to run between $5-10.
Gather your group together for some team bonding and kit building! One person can usually make 15-20 kits an hour. If you’d like, you can personalize your kits with drawings or your group’s logo.
Bring your kits to the hospital, and know you are making a positive impact for our patients and families.
PATIENT KIT GUIDELINES
- All items must be new.
- Please, no items of a violent nature (including Nerf guns), religious messages, food or candy, nor glitter
- Please, no notes or cards. You may include a “generously donated by...” sticker or label.
- Please include all items necessary to complete a craft or activity. Don’t forget scissors and glue!
- All kits are inspected by staff prior to distribution. Please package in clear bags that can be opened and closed, such as Ziploc bags. Any wrapped or sealed kits will need to be opened by staff.
- We do not have opportunities for donors to present kits directly to patients.
- There is no minimum or maximum number of kits.
Patient Kit Ideas
Below are examples of some of our most-needed kits. Have another idea? Contact us to share your idea!
Travel-sized toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, deodorant), toothbrush, small washcloth, notepad and pen
Socks, booties, teething toys, rattles, light-up/musical toys
Adult coloring books, activity books, velvet art crafts, scratch-art projects, or paint-by-number sheets with all supplies
Stained glass ornaments, door hangers, jewelry making supplies, wooden treasure boxes, or picture frames with glue and embellishments
Scrapbook paper, glue stick, stickers, embellishments, glue dots, stamps, markers
Gift card (iTunes, Target, etc.), DVDs, headphones, nail polish, playing cards, spiral-bound journals