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Support Services

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital's Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy department bridges the gap between home and the hospital by providing developmental and age-appropriate activities designed to help hospitalized children understand and adapt to the hospital experience.

We can only help children and families at holiday time because of the kindness of individuals like you. Any hospitalization can be stressful, but spending a holiday or a birthday in the hospital can be very upsetting for children and families. Normal family holiday traditions and celebrations with family and friends can be overshadowed by a child's illness. Your gifts go a long way toward brightening a child’s stay in the hospital. Your support is greatly appreciated!

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we invite friends to purchase gifts using Contactless Delivery.
  • For infection control reasons, we cannot accept any donations dropped off at the hospital by donors and are only able to accept brand new toys shipped directly from retailer to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.
  • For safety reasons, we are unable to accept toys that represent violence; toys made of glass, wood or brittle plastic or latex balloons.
  • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital is non-denominational, so we ask all donors to respect the beliefs of our patients by not including religious gifts.
  • For additional information, please email Foundation@wmchealth.org or call 914.493.2575.

MYREGISTRY TIPS

  • Donors do not need to create accounts on MyRegistry.
  • Select your gift, copy the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital mailing address, and click “Buy this gift at [retailer name]” to be redirected to the retailer site to complete purchase.
  • To buy more than one registry gift:
    • Once you’re redirected to the store, place the first item in the cart.
    • Return to MyRegistry, SKIP the purchase question, and click "Select more registry items."
    • Add the next item to the cart and repeat step 2 until you're ready to check out.
    • Complete checkout, then return to MyRegistry once more to update the registry.
  • Be sure to ship purchases to: Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, 100 Woods Road – Room 3505, Valhalla, NY 10595

GIFTS FOR PEDIATRICS PATIENTS

For help and additional information, contact Foundation@WMCHealth.org or 914.493.2575.

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