CHRISTMAS IN JULY

(Scroll down for the Specific List for 2020.)

Christmas in July started in 2017 when we contacted Blair E. Batson to see how MCWA could help them.  This is a very rewarding service project for our members, as well as very appreciated by Blair E. Batson. They get a lot of donations at Christmas, but told us they really need help in the summer. We have contacted Mississippi's Children's Hospital this year to see what they are projecting their needs to be in July. Their reply: Our biggest need will be infant and toddler items. "This year we are pretty low on rattles and teethers - which we go through SO quickly."

 

Due to Covid-19, we will not have Christmas in July drop off locations for coaches' wives and coaches at the MAC Clinic in July or our BIG GOLD Buckets to accept cash donations. 

However, you may donate for Christmas in July items by clicking on the "Donate" button below. This will take you directly to PayPal and you may give the amount you like. MCWA members will shop for items on the list below and get the items to Batson Children's Hospital. This link will be active through Friday, July 17th.

If you want to donate to Christmas in July and have problems with the PayPal "Donate" button, please email our finance chairman, Amanda Gray at: agray7304@gmail.com.

IIf you'd rather shop for the items yourself, you can shop and then drop off the actual needed items to one of several locations. There is a contact email next to the name of the MCWA member who has agreed to collect items. Please email your closest contact to arrange to drop off items. Drop off donations need to be dropped off by Friday, July 17th.

 

North Mississippi (Hernando area):

Teresa Lara (teresalara86@yahoo.com)

Central Mississippi (Madison area):

Sheri Shramek (sshramek@comcast.net)

Central Mississippi (Byram/Terry area):

Michele Thigpen (mleaw84@yahoo.com)

South Mississippi (Hattiesburg area)

Vernida Vance (vernida4u@yahoo.com)

The Specific List for 2020 is Below:

 

infant/Toddler (0 - 3 years):

* Infant Sensory Toys (plastic only

* Rattles (plastic only)

* Teethers (plastic only)

* Crib Mobiles (plastic only)

* Crib Music Soothers (plastic only)

* Musical/Light-Up Toys (plastic only)

* Crib Mirrors

School-Age Kiddos (3 - 12 years):

* Baby Dolls (plastic only)

* Barbies

* My Little Pony Sets

* Action Figures

* Hot Wheels (2 - pack, no tracks)

* Legos/Duplo (small sets, all ages)

* Sports Balls

* Play-Doh (individual cups)

* Play Pack Grab & Go (boys & girls)

* UNO cards

* Phase 10 cards

Teenagers (13 - 18 years old):

* Nail Polish (individual bottles)

* Teen DVDs (new releases, rated G/PG/PG-13 only)

* PlayStation 4 video games

* XBOX One video games

* Nintendo 3DS video games

* Nintendo Switch video games

* Hand-held electronics (Simon Says, 20 Questions, 

   etc.)

* Advanced Lego sets (small sets)

* "Adult" coloring books (non-seasonal)

* Colored Pencils

Personal Care and Family Resources:

* Pajama pants (all ages, no draw-strings)

* Underwear (all ages)

* Stress/squeeze balls

* Laundry pods

* Dryer sheets

* Deodorant

* Feminine Products

* Chapstick

* Magazines

*PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE YOU PURCHASE NINTENDO SWITCH. 

Blair E. Batson Chidren's Hospital States:

Because we are a hospital there are a few things we are unable to accept. In accordance with Infection Control policies and Children’s of Mississippi guidelines we cannot accept the following:

  • Candy

  • Religious items and/or references

  • Stuffed animals

  • Latex balloons

  • Violent video games & movies

  • Toy weapons 

  • USED items 

Thank you MCWA and MAC! Because of you, we have been able to donate so much to Mississippi's Children's Hospital over the last few years!

MISSISSIPPI COACHES' WIVES ASSOCIATION