Left over stuffed animals and small toys from the recent “Martin County Toy Store” were donated to Daviess Community Hospital for use in providing comfort to children admitted to the hospital.
“We are happy that the left over toys can be put to good use,” said Curt Johnson, ACCTS secretary/treasurer and Christmas Toy Store chairperson, which is a group of churches in Martin County who assist with needs for kids throughout Martin County.
Since 2014, the marketing department at Daviess Community Hospital has provided a special bag of items to each pediatric patient who is admitted to DCH. Each bag contains several items that are specifically chosen for the child based on age and gender. Many items have been donated and others are purchased by the hospital.
Items such as a water bottle, pen, notepad, and Kleenex for the parents of small children are also included in each bag. All kids receive a fleece blanket or pillow along with age-appropriate toys, games and other miscellaneous items to occupy their time while in the hospital. To learn more about this program, please contact Angie Steiner at 812-254-8858.