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Stephan Holiday Toy Drive

A personal campaign sponsored by Melissa Stephan

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Thank you for visiting my virtual holiday toy drive!

This Fundraiser is something my family has done for several years now, but it is something we believe even more in than ever after this year. In July/August of this year, our son JJ spent 5 days in CHOP due to a severe virus that caused him to be dehydrated and caused his blood sugar to drop too low. During this time, the staff did everything they could to ensure that JJ's (and ours) spirits stayed as high as possible. We were discharged on JJ's 2nd birthday, and the Child Life department brought JJ an amazing birthday gift before we left. This was made possible by generous donations they receive through fundraisers like this. Please consider a donation to our fundraiser this year so we can brighten the day of children who may not be as lucky as we were to be sent home so quickly. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is changing the way they accept toys and gifts for the children and families spending the holidays in the hospital.

Help me make the holidays special for these children through a tax-deductible donation in support of the Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy team at CHOP.

This special team provides care and support year-round to children and families in the hospital. With thousands of children visiting CHOP every year, the Child Life team has an ongoing need for toys, craft supplies, books, video games and movies.

In the absence of an in-person toy drive this year, the Child Life Department depends on monetary donations to provide holiday gifts to the many children spending the season in the hospital.

Will you help me raise money for this important cause? Donate $10, $15 or $20 and help make the holidays a little brighter for a child.