Light Up Xmas with JT Allen and SCHF

Christmas is known as a time for giving and spreading joy. The time of year where families come together and celebrate the holiday period by sharing a meal together and exchanging gifts, generally with a main focus on spoiling the children in our lives with gifts and seeing the joy on their faces Christmas morning as they unwrap presents of all kinds.

While this is the scene for many of us on Christmas Day, others aren’t as fortunate. Many children will be spending the Christmas period in hospital, away from their families and friends during a season that should be filled with hope and laughter.

This year JT Allen will be joining the Sydney Children’s Hospital “Light up Xmas” campaign by collecting and donating gifts for sick kids and we would love to receive your contributions.

Please come and visit us at 418 New South Head Road in Double Bay and place your gift under our Christmas tree at reception. Please drop off your gifts by Monday, 19 December.

Gifts must be unwrapped (gift bag is fine) so hospital staff can easily deliver gifts to suit the children’s ages, which range from 0-18 years.

Please ensure the toys are suitable and safe for the patients at Sydney Children’s Hospital by following these guidelines:

  • All toys must meet Australian Safety Standards and for health and safety reasons must be brand new and unopened with tags still attached
  • Toys that resemble weapons such as nerf guns or swords will not be accepted
  • The hospital is unable to give out toys that have small detachable parts that can be swallowed, or button batteries

Examples of some gifts, for inspiration:

For newborns (0-2 years)

Rattles and baby toys, baby books, baby rings, soothers, soft toys, musical toys, baby rattles, sensory toys.

For toddlers (3-5 years)

Play-doh, Duplo and Mega blocks, Thomas the Tank Engine, Squishmallows, books, imaginative toys (tea sets, tool kits), stickers, dolls, Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, Bluey, Sesame Street

For school-aged children (6-11 years)

Lego kits, arts and crafts materials, science and medical kits, craft kits, kinetic sand, fidget toys, jigsaw puzzles, Hot Wheels cars and trucks, board games, Barbie, hair accessories and nail polish, books, superhero figurines.

For adolescents (12+ years)

Gift vouchers, arts and crafts kits, Bluetooth speakers and headphones, Lego kits, Nintendo Switch lite and games, fidget toys, jigsaw puzzles, nail polish, board games, craft and activity kits, accessories from Typo, books.

All of us at JT Allen are looking forward to being able to help give sick children the brightest Christmas possible and we’d love to thank you all in advance for any contribution you’re able to make to the cause.

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