Saturday, April 17, 2010

You can still donate to this GREAT cause...

My 12-yr-old brother is doing a very cool service project that he just emailed me about. I think it is a very good cause, and worth donating too. I do not have a lot of money to donate, but recently I have gotten a lot of great toy deals, and I cannot think of a better place for those toys to go than to this project! Please read this post through and if you are willing and able to donate, please email me at and I will let you know where to send donations! Thanks you for reading this and considering a donation! Here is the email from my brother:

Hi everyone:
I am doing a service project for Hope of America, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.

I have decided to collect items for the Kidstar Program at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Hospital. This is a great place that helps kids who are having trouble with depression and other emotional things. Kidstar is the school program for kids younger than 12. Some of the kids stay at the hospital all the time and some just come during the day for school. I have a friend who was helped a great deal by this program, and his mom said they really need some things for the kids at the school.

The items needed are (appropriate for 3-12 years old): legos, toys, puzzles, board games, dress-ups (boys and girls), and dolls. If you have any of these things you can contribute, either new or gently used (please make sure all pieces are there), I would really appreciate it. If you would rather send me a gift card or cash donation, I will turn those into one or more of these items.

If I am able to collect enough card/cash donations, I am going to buy some roller blades, which is a special physical activity reward given to kids staying in the hospital.The kids don't get to keep the roller blades, but they use them in the gym at the hospital.

If you can help, please respond to this email, and I will arrange to pick up the items, or tell you where to send them. I would like to have everything collected by April 18 so that I can deliver by April 28.

Thank you very much for any help you can give.