Christmas Toy Appeal 2018

Our families really need your help this Christmas. Will you support our Toy Appeal and add one more thing to your list this year?

✔ Letter to Santa
✔ Decorate the tree
Send a toy to a sick child
✔ Be Good

Santa never forgets any child in Temple Street. He knows the names of all the kids who will have the hospital as their home this Christmas. He’ll make sure their presents get delivered to the right bed in Temple Street.. but sometimes even Santa needs a little help!

Donating toys is a simple way for you to make a real difference to the lives of our sick patients. Children like Grace, who spent her very first Christmas in ICU.

This Christmas, by making a special delivery to our hospital, you will help make a child’s Christmas. We have included a list below of the toys that are on our patient’s wish lists. We care for children from their first day in this world, right up to the eve of their 16th birthday. Our wish is that every child gets a toy that they will love and cherish this Christmas.

If you would like to get involved, please purchase a toy from the lists below and drop it into Temple Street Foundation. Don’t forget you can always contact us for more information.

Christmas Toy Appeal Wish Lists

To see Santa’s own personal list of presents for the children of Temple Street, click here. 

If not, we have a copy of his list below!

Newborns and Toddlers

Baby blankets, cot music light, cot mobiles, soft toys, baby & teething rattles, fabric, noisy books, touch and feel books, microwavable lavender soft toys, fleece blankets & cushions, Disney baby light, Playgro toys, Lamaze toys, Fisher Price, Laugh and Learn toys, Bright Start toys, Shapes sorters, Little Tikes Discover Sounds Kitchen, Roll and Chase Bumble Bee, Get Cookin’ Kitchen.

Ages 3-5

Ben and Holly Magical Castle, My Mansion Doll House, Little People Superheroes, Princesses – Cinderella, Racin’ Ramps Garage, Snow Glow Elsa, Doc McStuffins toys, Mr. Tumble toys, Baby dolls, Play-Doh, Paw Patrol, My Little Farm, Drive Along Dashboard, Activity Pirate Ship, Fireman Sam toys, Thomas the Tank Engine, Farm Animals, Lego for boys and girls, cars, tractors, Power Rangers, books, especially noisy books and pop-up books. All types of play people and figurines for boys and girls, pyjamas, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Disney soft toys.

Ages 5-8

Baby Born medical laptop, soft/relaxing music, arts and crafts sets, jewellery, hair accessories, pyjamas for boys and girls, play-houses & castles, Lego/Lego Friends, Batman Cave, dolls – Baby Born, Barbie, VTech tablets, VTech toys, cash register, shop toys, kitchen toys, doll styling head, My Little Pony, Shopkins, Little Live Pets, Hatchimals, Sylvanian Families, The Secret Life of Pets, dinosaurs, farm animals, tractors, cars, trucks, annuals, Disney figures, action & superhero figures, pirate ships, Toy Story toys,  iPads, Pikmi Pop Surprise Pack, Smyths vouchers, Fingerling Untamed Dinosaurs & Unicorn, or anything to do with unicorns!

Ages 8-12

Arts and crafts sets, headphones, Minions, Minecraft, Skylanders, Lego for boys and girls, all types of board games, jerseys, jewellery, hair accessories, Magic Nail Lab, perfume, portable DVD players and DVDs , Xbox and games, CDs, Blind Bags, pyjamas for boys and girls, fleece blankets and cushions, Smyths and Penneys vouchers.

Teenagers

DVDs, DVD players, CD players, jewellery, make-up sets, Body Shop sets, Boots gift sets, headphones,  iPods, iPads, Articulate Your Life, Scrabble, Monopoly Ultimate Banking, Game of Life, The Cube, The Chase, Bop-It, Rubik’s Cubes, chess, Beat the Parents, The Logo Game, Yes-No Game, Don’t Panic, Charades, Bugs in the Kitchen, Catchphrase, Split Second Family Quiz, Tipping Point, fleece blankets and cushions.

Gift cards are wonderful gifts for our teenagers. For example,  Penneys, River Island, Easons, One4All, Lifestyle Sports etc.

Sensory Toys for all ages

Fairy lights, chew and teething toys for children with special needs, sensory lights, disco balls, light-up cushions, soft fleece blankets for both boys and girls, Starlight Projector, light-up toys, fibre optic lamp, rainsticks, sensory books, musical toys, sensory flashing balls, tactile balls, colour changing shake and shine glitter lamps. CD Player and CD with soft relaxing music.

 Infection control

All toys must be brand new.  Unfortunately, we are unable to accept used toys of any kind because of the hospital’s strict infection control policy. Other items that we cannot accept include:

– Small toys that could be a choking hazard
– Homemade toys
– Food items

We would appreciate it if you didn’t wrap the toys, as all items must be checked before being given to patients.

Delivering Toys

You can arrange delivery of toys by contacting Temple Street Foundation on 01 878 4344 or info@templestreet.ie. Unfortunately we cannot facilitate donors in delivering gifts directly to patients. Please provide your name, address and telephone number with your delivery.

Thank You

We are hugely grateful for all toy donations. It will make a huge difference to children in Temple Street over the festive season. If you would like to get involved in supporting our hospital at other times of the year, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the fundraising team.