We deliver toys and books to cancer hospitals because they normalize the hospital environment and provide joy for the kids. Toys and books also help pass time, making these donations essential to improving the childhoods of cancer patients. However, this program isn't limited to just toys; we also deliver necessities such as masks, pain medication, hospital equipment, etc. through this program based on hospital needs.
Through this CKF program, we send boxes of toys and books, as well as all kinds of needed supplies, to cancer hospitals all throughout the US, and some Internationally. Most items we donate are either from toy and book drives or items we directly purchase using funds we raised or received.
Presently, outside of the US, we've been able to donate supplies to hospitals in Colombia, Pakistan, Canada, Bangladesh, and Mexico. We hope to continue expanding our international treatment facility reach.
About This Program
Cancer Kids First partners with many public charities and companies to host toy/book drives. All toys and books we receive from those collections are then thoroughly checked to make sure everything we ship to hospitals are new. Sometimes, we do end up receiving used books which we cannot use because of strict infection guidelines hospitals have. These books are usually donated to other donation centers or non-profits specifically looking for used books.
Presently, due to COVID-19, Cancer Kids First is shipping toys and books to hospitals directly through Amazon to avoid increased risks of infection.
40% of our funds are used in this program to buy supplies to ship to hospitals. All toys and books are handpicked by our officers and directors based on hospital wish lists we are sent.