Toys & Books Program 
To host a CKF donation area, email getinvolved@cancerkidsfirst.org

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Background

We deliver toys and books to cancer hospitals to 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 our partner hospitals all throughout the world. Most items we donate are either from toy and book drives held by chapters/volunteers or items we directly purchase.

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 items which we cannot use because of strict infection guidelines. These are usually donated to other donation centers or non-profits.

Presently, due to COVID-19, Cancer Kids First is shipping some toys and books to hospitals directly through Amazon to avoid increased risks of infection.

20% 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. Our chapters also contribute to this program by partnering with local hospitals.

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How Can You Help?

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Whether you're a high school student, parent, or charity/business owner looking to help, you can host a CKF donation drive and do good for the childhood cancer community! Simply email us to get started.

By hosting a donation drive, you're responsible for organizing the drive (location, advertising to drop off new toys/books, etc) and mailing the items. Donations will either be sent to one of our partner hospitals or used in our care packages. Feel free to reach out with any questions!

15,000

TOYS/BOOKS DONATED  THROUGH THIS PROGRAM

58

HOSPITALS HELPED

And we are just getting started.