CHRISTMAS IN JULY

(Scroll down for the Specific List for 2021.)

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."

 

We will have Christmas in July drop off locations for coaches' wives and coaches at the MAC Clinic in July and also, our BIG GOLD Buckets to accept cash donations. 

 

If you or your spouse won't be at the MAC Clinic, and you'd like to donate. 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. Just please make sure and click on "friends and family" and specify that it is a donation for Christmas in July. This link will be active through Friday, July 9th.

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.

The Specific List for 2021 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):

* My Little Pony Sets

* Hot Wheels (2 - pack, no tracks)

* Legos/Duplo (small sets, all ages)

* 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)

* 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

*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 

  • Gift Cards

  • VISA, MasterCared, American Express Gift Cards

  • "Ride-On-Top" toys, such as bikes, scooters, pogo sticks

  • Toy kitchen sets/appliances

  *Please do not wrap donations or make "goodie          bags", because every patient's condition is unique.

 We will be forced to unwrap/unpack donations to  ensure  appropriateness.

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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!