Give Back for the Holidays – Sahuaro’s Toy Drive

Krystal Orehek, Editor

What represents the holiday season more than giving back? If you’re looking for ways to make others’ December happier, the opportunity just arrived in your English class!

From December 1st through the 15th, Sahuaro will be hosting a toy drive, and all donations will be given to Diamond Children’s Hospital. Many of the children at the hospital are diagnosed with terminal illnesses or are going through intensive treatments, and the holiday spirit can hopefully be uplifting for them. Drop off your toys in your English classroom, and be sure to put a sticky note on your donations with your class period because the class with the most donations will receive a sweet treat! A donut party, to be exact.

If you need gift ideas, Diamond Children’s provided us with a list. Keep in mind all toys must be brand new and stuffed animals are NOT allowed.

Children’s board books
  -English and Spanish
Currently popular books for children of all ages
Markers – washable; 8- or 16-count
Fuzzy posters – various sizes
Sun-catchers (paint-able)
Play-doh – all sizes and kits
Bubbles (non-scented) – 4 oz. or 8 oz.
Hairbrushes, detangler, hair bands, travel-sized
shampoo and conditioner
Gift cards to Amazon, Target, etc.
Washable plastic crib mobiles (Sassy)
Infant stimulation toys
Bouncy seats with washable/removable seat
Small Board Books
Electronic light-up/Musical toys
Stacking/Nesting toys/Infant links
Small, easy craft kits
Tech musical toys
Stacking rings
Pop-up toys
Books and sound books
4 piece wood puzzles
Wood puzzles with easy-grip knobs
Sound and lights toys
Little People (Fisher Price)
Cars (chunky, match box)
Little Kid brand No-Spill Bubble Tumblers and
bubble refill jugs
 24 piece puzzles
Arts and crafts kits ex.
Sketch pads and sketch tools
Chapstick / Lip gloss/ Nail polish (no nail polish
Hand-held electronic games
Over-the-door basketball hoop and ball
Models (cars and airplanes)
100, 300 & 500 piece puzzles