Hi! I’m Amy! Wanna help me celebrate my birthday by helping the kids at CHEO?

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A lot of my youth was spent at CHEO. As I age, I like to reflect on things that brought me joy during harder times. I’m turning 33 on April 25th and I’d like to pay it forward.

Sparkly unicorn stickers, making jelly beaded bracelets, playing board games or watching movies… little acts of ‘normalcy’ in the playroom or bedside made the world seem a little bit brighter.

I’m asking the KiSS Family to consider making a donation to CHEO’s Child Life organization (they direct the funds to FUN stuff) by clicking here:

You’re also invited to drop off NEW, UNUSED/UNOPENED gifts for persons aged 0 to 18 years to 2001 Thurston Drive during business hours.

Key Items Needed:

  • Arts and Crafts Supplies: Play-Doh, modelling clay, construction paper, scrapbook paper, origami paper/books, craft felt, water colour paper, acrylic paints, paint brushes, small canvasses (no wooden parts), pastels, markers, pencil crayons and crayons (no more than 8 packs), stickers, glitter, wooden crafts.
  • Distraction Tools:  Movies/video games rated E or G for everyone, board books, “I Spy” books, fiction and non-fiction books for all ages (English, French and Arabic), journals, children’s and adult coloring books, board games, puzzles for all ages, word search books, Sudoku, perrla beads, matchbox cars, trucks, planes, Legos, blocks, barnyard animals, zoo animals, TY beanie boos, dolls, Barbies, stress balls (no latex).

Spread some cheer & pass it on. Bless you!


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