Santa’s helpers will make an early stop this morning at Sparrow Hospital.
It’s called The Bottomless Toy Chest, and the goal of the group is to make sure that hospitalized children will have a holiday to remember by delivering “Tons of Toys” to some of Lansing’s youngest hospital patients.
Pediatric patients at Sparrow Hospital will receive brand new holiday gifts delivered by the non-profit group. The Bottomless Toy Chest delivers art projects, crafts and interactive toys to hospitalized pediatric patients.
“Something as simple as a new toys will make the ordeal these brave children face every day just a little easier and can give them the will and strength the fight back,” said Mickey Guisewite, Founder and Executive Director of The Bottomless Toy Chest. “It is also my hope and prayer that these new toys will also make the holiday season a bit brighter for these children and their families.”
Each brand new toy donated to The Bottomless Toy Chest is gift-wrapped in cellophane and ribbon by a volunteer.
The cellophane gift-wrap keeps the items clean for children with weakened immune systems.
The clear wrap also allows kids to select from an array of choices, giving them a sense of control in a hospital environment.
The group has found that the gift-wrapping gives children who are under a great deal of physical and emotional distress, the happy experience of opening a present.
The Bottomless Toy Chest also delivers toys to 11 hospitals throughout Michigan, Ohio, Georgia and Pennsylvania.