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We are on a mission to help children in the hospital

We are in mission to help children in the hospital inside hospitals.

Joyful Gifts is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to spread joy to children in hospitals by giving the gift of a new toy.

Each time our daughter was hospitalized the hospital gave her a small toy or stuffed animal. This small act was a big comfort to her. Having something to cuddle and play with while dealing with scary situations makes a difference for these kids. Having coloring books and other art supplies helps to distract kids from the boring part of being in the hospital.

We have seen firsthand how a toy can bring joy to children in the hospital.  The impact of having something to cuddle and play with while navigating frightening situations is vital for children in such circumstances. The thoughtful and compassionate gesture of giving a new toy to a child in the hospital is a transformative power that significantly improves the mental well-being of children undergoing medical testing and treatment.

Beyond the immediate comfort derived from these small tokens, there is a profound difference made for these young patients. A toy that engages their imagination and offers a sense of normalcy amidst medical challenges is particularly noteworthy. This also helps children cope with the less appealing aspects of being in a hospital environment.

Coloring books, games, arts and craft supplies, for instance, play a pivotal role in creating positive distractions. These activities serve to alleviate the monotony of hospital stays, providing children with an outlet for self-expression and mental engagement. In essence, allowing children to be children and not just a patient in the hospital.

At Joyful Gifts, we believe in the collective power of individuals coming together to create positive change. By extending a helping hand, you can help replace the feeling of sadness in a child with hope and admiration for the human spirit. It begins with the gesture of making a donation, which will turn a child’s situation into one that is just a little bit more tolerable. And for the parents that are there to witness this small uplifting moment, they are overcome with gratitude for the people that made that moment happen.

By contributing to our cause, you become an essential part of a movement striving to provide comfort to children in the hospital.

Joyful Gifts is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to spread joy to children in hospitals by giving the gift of a new toy.

During our daughter’s hospitalizations, the medical facility consistently offered her a small toy or stuffed animal. This seemingly modest gesture proved to be a significant source of comfort, providing her with solace during challenging times. The impact of having something tangible to cuddle and play with while navigating frightening situations is invaluable for children in such circumstances.
Beyond the immediate comfort derived from these small tokens, there is a profound difference made for these young patients. The provision of items that engage their imagination and offer a sense of normalcy amidst medical challenges is particularly noteworthy.
Coloring books and various art supplies, for instance, play a pivotal role in creating positive distractions. These activities serve to alleviate the monotony of hospital stays, providing children with an outlet for self-expression and mental engagement. In essence, such initiatives contribute to a more holistic and enriching experience for young patients, helping them cope with the less appealing aspects of being in a hospital environment.
It is in these thoughtful and compassionate gestures that we witness the transformative power of small acts in significantly improving the well-being of children undergoing medical care.

Mission

Joyful Gifts is a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading joy and brightening the lives of children in hospitals. Our mission is to provide the gift of a new toy to these young patients, offering them moments of happiness, comfort, and distraction during challenging times.

Vision

At Joyful Gifts, our vision is to become a resource for hospitals across our state and eventually the country. Offering a helping hand by; providing toys, games, books, art supplies and other items for the children in their care. We envision a time when we can provide all this and more year round, not just in July.

We imagine a world where every child in a hospital feels the warmth of joy through the simple act of receiving a new toy. We strive to create a positive impact on their healing journey by fostering a sense of comfort and joy.

Through our commitment to bringing smiles to these young faces, we aim to contribute to a brighter and more uplifting hospital experience for every child.

At Joyful Gifts, we envision a world where every child in a hospital feels the warmth of joy through the simple act of receiving a new toy. We strive to create a positive impact on their healing journey by fostering a sense of delight and hope. Through our commitment to bringing smiles to these young faces, we aim to contribute to a brighter and more uplifting hospital experience for every child in need.

Our Value

We do more than what you think.

At Joyful Gifts, our values are the cornerstone of our mission, shaping the way we approach our commitment to spreading joy and making a positive impact in the lives of children. These values define who we are, guide our actions, and inspire us to continually strive for excellence in our endeavors.

Focus Support

In our pursuit of spreading joy, we place a profound emphasis on focused support. This means directing our efforts towards creating meaningful and tangible impacts. We believe in understanding the unique needs of each child and hospital, tailoring our support to maximize the positive outcomes of our initiatives.

Comunity Center

Joyful Gifts thrives on the strength of community. Our belief is that a connected and supportive community can achieve remarkable things. We strive to create a community center that serves as a hub of compassion, where individuals come together to share ideas, collaborate on initiatives, and contribute to the collective mission of bringing joy to children in hospitals.

Data Driven

At Joyful Gifts, we recognize the power of data in making informed decisions and optimizing our impact. Our commitment to being data-driven ensures that we can measure the effectiveness of our initiatives, identify areas for improvement, and adapt our strategies to better serve our mission.

Focus Support

In our pursuit of spreading joy, we place a profound emphasis on focused support. This means directing our efforts towards creating meaningful and tangible impacts. We believe in understanding the unique needs of each child and hospital, tailoring our support to maximize the positive outcomes of our initiatives.

Data Driven

At Joyful Gifts, we recognize the power of data in making informed decisions and optimizing our impact. Our commitment to being data-driven ensures that we can measure the effectiveness of our initiatives, identify areas for improvement, and adapt our strategies to better serve our mission.

Our story

In 2014, our journey began with a deeply personal experience. Our daughter, Hannah, fell ill at the age of five and was airlifted to the closest children’s hospital. Hannah was unconscious while hospitalized in the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) as the doctors worked to save her life. She was diagnosed with Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia and was struggling to survive as her immune system was destroying her red blood cells. Hannah’s condition stabilized after several days in the PICU, and her health improved.

As she transitioned to a standard hospital room and started to feel better, a new challenge became apparent: keeping a recovering 5-year-old engaged and entertained. Limited by an IV and still on the mend, Hannah found solace in the few toys we had, as well as drawing and painting.

The days we spent in the hospital with our daughter led to us learning more about the hospital and the conditions the children were dealing with. We realized the hospital needed some help in the playroom that all the children shared on that floor. Most of the games were missing pieces, and there were few children in the room as a result. They needed more games, toys, crafts, and art supplies for the children.

We are driven by a simple yet powerful motivation—our commitment to children. Hospital stays are not only daunting but often monotonous for kids. Providing them with dolls, stuffed animals, toys, games, coloring books, and art supplies not only alleviates fear but also brings joy and distraction during their time of need.

Years of Impact:

Our journey began in 2014 with the initiation of our first toy drive, a heartfelt effort by our family. In 2022, we evolved into Joyful Gifts, expanding our reach and impact. In 2023, we took another step forward by launching our website, a platform to amplify our cause and connect with a wider community.

Where Your Support Goes:

Rest assured, when you contribute, 100% of the proceeds directly benefit the children in hospitals. Your generosity enables us to purchase toys, art supplies, and other essential items, providing comfort and joy to those who need it most. Thank you for being a crucial part of our mission to make a positive difference in the lives of these young individuals.

2019

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Some hospital staff mentioned that because it was July, many of the items donated during the Christmas season were gone. Many of the children spend holidays in the hospital, and for some, they are there on their birthdays. These special moments spent in the hospital only increase the need for help.

After Hannah was released from the hospital we got to work and organized our first “Christmas in July” toy drive to replenish supplies in the hospital’s playroom. The outpouring of support from friends and family led to our inaugural donation, marking the inception of our commitment to bringing joy to children facing extended hospital stays.

In 2022, we formalized our dedication by establishing Joyful Gifts, a 501(c)3 (Tax ID# 88-2733737). This organization is our official channel to extend love and happiness to children enduring prolonged hospital stays. Our mission is rooted in providing toys and moments of comfort and joy to those facing weeks and months within hospital walls.

In 2023, we launched our website, a platform to amplify our cause and connect with a broader community.

Join us in making a difference – one smile at a time.

Our Vision

At Joyful Gifts, our vision is to become a resource for hospitals across our state and, eventually, the country. We will offer a helping hand by providing toys, games, books, art supplies, and other items for the children in their care. We envision a time when we can provide all this and more year-round, not just in July.

We imagine a world where every child in a hospital feels the warmth of joy by receiving a new toy. We strive to positively impact their healing journey by fostering a sense of comfort and enjoyment.

Through our commitment to bringing smiles to these young faces, we aim to contribute to a brighter and uplifting hospital experience for every child.