The Wolfson Children’s Christmas in July will be live again this year from July 1-31, giving people the chance to spread the joy with just a few clicks.
The annual month-long toy and donation drive guarantees patients at Wolfson Children’s Hospital the comfort of toys and a reason to smile. Community members can browse Wolfson Children’s Amazon Wish List for toys selected by the Wolfson Children’s Child Life team or donate financially to ChristmasJuly.com.
Community members can also drop off new, unboxed toys at Subaru of Jacksonville, the toy and donation drive sponsor, at 10800 Atlantic Blvd. to Sunday July 24 at 4 p.m.
The Wolfson team says toys are an integral part of the healing process for patients of all ages at the hospital. Children learn through play, so toys not only instill a sense of normalcy and comfort, but also help babies and toddlers keep developing on the right track during hospital stays.
According to a press release from the organization, child life specialists and music therapists use instruments and toys as tools to help children staying in hospital understand their conditions and prepare for medical procedures. , such as blood tests and MRIs.
Christmas toys and donations in July help keep toy shelves full, giving pediatrics and music therapy teams the supplies they need to support, comfort and care for their patients.