Simple Gifts can come to your nursery school, church, school or scout meeting and talk to the children about giving and community outreach. Children can collect toys and gift cards prior to the gathering. Simple Gifts will engage the children in activities that will include making birthday cards, filling Smile Bags, and games that will promote giving. Simple Gifts will do all the set-up; all you need to do is collect toys/supplies and provide children to help out.
We are launching a unique fundraiser that is a "mini-course" on cake decorating. For a small cost of $5-10 per person, we will teach children or adults how to do simple piping, and chocolate work. Each student would be asked to bring 6 cupcakes to decorate, and we provide the rest. The profit from this party will be used to buy toys and supplies for Smile Bags. The group can also choose to collect new toys/gifts prior to the party.
Do you like to do crafts? We will bring a simple craft to be created by your children. Then the kids will make craft kits that have all the supplies to make that craft, so that patients can make it while they are in the hospital. This activity can be altered to fit almost any age group and skill level.
Building a Library...one book at a time
Children who have to spend lots of time in the hospital are often bored and in need of things to occupy their time. What better gift is there than a great book to dive into? Your donation of money or a gift card will be used to buy books on many levels for the children to read during their stay.
Calling All Artists
Are you artistic? Would you like to help others as you create your beautiful artwork? Patients and their families want to stay in touch with family and friends with personal notes (not just texts and posts). We create stationary kits for families that include cards, envelopes, pens, stamps and stickers. However, we need your artwork to don those cards. You provide the artistic ability, and we will take care of the rest. Great for art teachers, art students, and art classes looking for a way to give back to their communities.
This gift is especially designed as a way for young children or school aged students to give some of their own money to help out this great cause. We will drop off a donation Simple Gifts jar to your school, church, or community location. Children can fill up the jar with coins and loose change. The money will then be collected and used to buy toys or gift cards for the Smile Bags. In a school setting, we can drop off multiple jars, to place throughout your campus.
New Toy & Gift Collection Drive
Simple Gifts works with children's hospitals in the area, and can be the liaison between the hospital and your group. We can make giving easy. Contact us and we will set you up with posters, flyers, and even come to your meeting or school to set up a collection point. Simple Gifts can pick up and deliver the collected new toys/gifts.