In honor and in memory of sweet 17-month-old Sadie Caroline Davis, who we lost to a rare form of leukemia in December of last year, the Davis family is collecting toys—both new and VERY gently used (plastic–easily cleanable) toys to put a Sadie Smile on the faces of kids from 0-18 years old at four different locations where kids could use a smile. This toy drive will take place in both Wilson County, TN, and Henderson, KY, and toys will be donated to the following locations:
Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital (new toys for kids, and gently used for the playrooms)
Wilson County DCS (new toys for kids, and gently used for their visitation room and for foster families)
CASA (Henderson, KY–new toys for kids, and gently used for their therapy rooms and for foster families)
Lighthouse Christian Counseling (Henderson, KY–gently used toys for their playroom and therapy rooms)
For ideas on what types of toys/projects to donate, Vanderbilt has a great list that will be helpful for ideas for all locations. Click HERE to get ideas (http://www.childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org/interior.php?mid=1166).
If you are stumped, or don’t have time to go shopping (or live out of town and want to contribute), feel free to send a check to the Sadie Davis Benefit Fund and put “Toy Drive” in the memo line. You can also send Target, Wal-Mart, Toys ‘R Us gift cards, or $10 iTunes gift cards. Tim and I will be happy to go shopping on your behalf.)
Note, all stuffed animals must be new, and will go to CASA in Henderson. Other locations cannot accept stuffed animals.
The Journey Church, Lebanon, TN
Sunday, June 9th
Sunday, June 16th
Before and after both the 9:00 and 10:30 services at the Sadie Smile table in the lobby.
Tim and Amber Davis’ Front Porch
Cobblestone Landing in Mt. Juliet
Between Wednesday, May 29th and Saturday, June 22nd
If you want to drop off at my house, or want to mail something and need my address, please message me on Facebook, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Mount Juliet Early Learning Center
214 West Division Street
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Anywhere else you might see Tim or Amber out and about.
Memories Past & Present (this is Amber’s mom’s shop)
324 North Elm Street
Henderson, KY 42420
Between Wednesday, May 29th – Saturday, June 22nd
Questions? Call Amber at (615) 364-0223.
Thanks to each and every one of you who are able to participate in this toy drive. It won’t cure cancer or solve all of their challenges, but it will spread lots of smiles to kid and parents alike, and that’s worth so much in the hearts and lives of these families.