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Happy Kits

Questions?

Contact Volunteer
& Guest Services at:

(816) 234-3496
donategoods@cmh.edu

Thank you for supporting Children’s Mercy!

 


As a non-profit hospital, we rely generously on the support of caring community members to help us provide the highest level of care to all kids who come through our doors.

Help make a child or parent’s day by assembling a Happy Kit! Kits are used in a variety of areas throughout the hospital and clinics to make our patients and families feel welcome and happy during their visit with us. These are some of our most needed items!

You can make 10 Happy Kits with your Girl Scout troop or over 100 with your coworkers! Any way you can help kiddos in need is what matters and is much appreciated.

Happy Kits can be assembled off-site and delivered to Volunteer and Guest Services at the Children’s Mercy Adele Hall Campus (downtown hospital). Once you are ready to deliver your Happy Kits, please use our online scheduling form available on our Donate Goods page or call (816) 234-3496. You can also print the information for Happy Kits through this downloadable pdf.

Types of Happy Kits

Supply List (Ages 2-6)

  • 1 gallon sized sealable bag
  • 1 sheet of girl/boy themed stickers
  • 1 pack of Crayola brand crayons
  • 1 small new board book for age 2-3yr OR 1 small book for ages 4-6
  • 1 Coloring Book (age appropriate)
  • 1 Hot Wheel car (optional)
  • Label sticker (download and print): Happy Kit Stickers - Pre-K (pdf)
    • Use Avery template 5164

Considerations

Stickers or themes that work well for this kit include: shapes, cars/trucks, Disney characters, science & nature, and farm animals.

Supply List (Ages 7-12)

  • 1 gallon sized sealable bag
  • 1 Coloring Book (age appropriate)
  • 1 pack of Crayola brand crayons
  • Card game (Go Fish, Crazy 8’s, Uno, etc.)
  • 1 small new book OR one of the magazines listed below:
    • Sports Illustrated Kids
    • Highlights
    • National Geographic Kids
    • American Girl
    • Discovery Girls
    • Kids Discover
    • National Geographic Little Kids
    • Girls Life
  • Bubbles (optional) must be individual bottles (recommended 4 oz or smaller) and say non-toxic on  the label
  • Label sticker (download and print): Happy Kit Stickers - School Age (pdf)
    • Use Avery template 5164

Supply List (Ages 13 & Up)

  • 1 gallon sized sealable bag
  • Adult coloring book, coloring book pages, word search or crossword
  • 1 package of colored pencils
  • Card game (Phase 10, UNO, Skip Bo, etc.)
  • Writing journal
  • Label sticker (download and print): Happy Kit Stickers - Teen Caregiver (pdf)
    • Use Avery template 5164

Considerations

Some of our patients are not able to eat or drink during their visit, so we ask that you please avoid items with a food theme in your Happy Kits.

 

These Happy Kits are filled with supplies to help our patients make their own cards for others, i.e. parents, siblings, or nurses.

Supply List

  • 1 gallon sized sealable bag
  • Paper and writing utensil to create custom cards
  • Age appropriate coloring book
  • If possible, please include markers, stickers and other craft supplies for card making
  • Label sticker (download and print): Happy Kits - Greeting Card
    • Use Avery template 5164


Guidelines


The health, safety and privacy of our patients is our top priority when we accept generous gift donations.
We ask that Happy Kit contents follow the guidelines below.

We will happily and graciously accept Happy Kits with contents that are:

  • brand new (including books)
  • non-toxic and latex-free
  • odor-free
  • season-specific (i.e. fall leaves, snowflakes, snowmen, pumpkins)

Unfortunately, we cannot accept Happy Kits if the contents are:

  • gently used (books, magazines, toys)
  • any kind of food or anything edible
  • a choking hazard (i.e. smaller than a quarter)
  • contain latex or toxins (check labels carefully)
  • have been stored or displayed for any length of time
  • promote violence (i.e. guns, swords, light sabers etc.)
  • connected to a religious holiday (i.e. Christmas, Hanukkah or Easter)

Delivery Directions


Step 1: Schedule your delivery

  • Use our online scheduling form available on our Donate Goods page or call (816) 234-3496 to schedule your donation drop-off.
  • Deliveries can be scheduled Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Step 2: Deliver your donation:

  • Pull in the front circle drive and ask a valet representative where to park in the front circle to unload your donation.
  • Deliver your donation to the Volunteer & Guest Services Office immediately inside the Main Entrance.

Deliver your donation to:

Children’s Mercy, Volunteer & Guest Services Office
2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108