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Dr. Tom Kennedy Toy Closet at
Yale New Haven Children's Hospital at Bridgeport

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The Dr. Tom Kennedy Toy Closet provides age-appropriate and educational toys for pediatric patients. 

In this year of the pandemic, there are two reasons we need you to be more generous than usual. First, our strict infection control procedures – put into place as a results of COVID-19-mean that we are unable to accept the hundreds of generous toy donations typically hand delivered to the hospital each year.

And second, our patients and their families need the comfort of the toys and books. Because even in the midst of a hospital stay-in the midst of a pandemic – a hug from a cuddly stuffed animal, a few moments of distraction make a world of difference.

A hospital stay can be scary and lonely for a child. The goal of the Dr. Tom Kennedy Toy Closet Program is to provide each pediatric patient with an age-appropriate toy or small gift when they are discharged from Yale New Haven Children's Hospital at Bridgeport.

This year the Toy Closet Program supplied more than 15,000 toys to the smallest patients in our hospital. Your donations help make that possible.

Please note: Due to infection prevention concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, no toys will be accepted via in-person drop-offs at the hospital this year.

For the safety of patients, staff and volunteers, please consider purchasing toys for direct shipment to the hospital. Toys can be ordered from our Amazon wish list and will be shipped directly to the Dr. Tom Kennedy Toy Closet.

Click here to purchase a toy from the Dr. Tom Kennedy Toy Closet's Wish List Here

Consider creating your own fundraiser to raise funds for the Toy Closet. Click on the red “Click to become a Toy Closet Fundraiser” link above to get started.

We also welcome monetary donations to the Dr. Tom Kennedy Toy Closet. Complete the fields below to make your gift today!

The Toy Closet is managed by volunteers of the Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary.

Contact us at foundation@bpthosp.org or 203-384-3522 if we may be of assistance. If you prefer to mail a check, please send it to us along with this form.

Your generosity continues to inspire what we do each and every day. Thank You!

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