Holiday Giving

December 3, 2013 by School of Medicine Webmaster

holiday ornamentTo celebrate the Holidays this year, the Department would like to initiate an effort to help some of the patients we care for by contributing to the Ronald McDonald House and the Diaper Drive (ongoing in the Pediatric Clinics through the efforts of Dr. Diane Pappas).

Instead of individual gifts, a donation to these organizations can be made in honor of a co-worker. Donations will be accepted through Friday, December 13, 2013.

Boxes will be available here:

  • Pediatric Department Mailroom
  • Pediatric HR area, Collins Wing (formerly Barringer) Room 2362
  • Department Holiday Party, December 10, Pediatric Conference Room, 3rd Floor OMS Room 3906.

Diaper Drive
Contributions of cash or gift cards can be given. This will be less cumbersome than bringing in actual diapers, and Dr. Pappas can then obtain the correct size of diapers as needed.

Ronald McDonald House

Immediate Needs

  • Paper plates (Heavy Duty, Microwave Safe)
  • Juice boxes
  • Keurig coffee K cups
  • Individual liquid coffee creamers
  • Fruit cups, Jell-O cups, pudding cups
  • Single serving bags of chips and pretzels
  • Granola bars
  • Pop tarts
  • Toddler microwavable meals
  • Nonperishable microwavable meals such as
    • Chef Boyardee microwavable meals
    • Hormel Compleats microwave meals
    • Hamburger Helper Microwavable Individual packets
    • Easy Mac cups
    • Cup of Noodles
    • Campbell’s Microwavable Soups
    • Annie Chun’s Noodle Bowls
  • Vienna sausages

General House Items

  • Ziploc bags (gallon sized)
  • Paper Towels
  • Forever Postage Stamps
  • Lysol Disinfecting Spray
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Skin sensitive liquid laundry detergent
  • Hefty 30 gallon trash bags (lesser brands do not hold up)
  • Long distance phone cards
  • Forks, knives, and spoons
  • Liquid measuring cups
  • 8 inch office scissors

General Food Items

  • Strawberry jelly
  • Coffee in tins
  • 2 L drinks
  • Cereal (individual packets)

Thank you very much for supporting this effort.  Wishing you and your family a very Happy Holiday!


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