2nd Annual Toys Campaign for Sinai PICU Children

Once again this year, we are launching a very special toy drive for the children who will be spending Christmas in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. We are very excited to be teaming up with Baltimore County Breaking News (BCoBN) in seeking countywide support for gathering toys and essential needs.

Last year, we raised over $1,100 and provided much-needed toys and entertainment games to the children.

This year, we are providing three options to all who would like to support these beautiful children.

First, you can go directly on Amazon and shop from the Wish List provided to us by the nurses at Sinai. Most items are between $3 and $15, and almost all of them are listed as prime items for free shipping for prime members. Simply go to http://a.co/fvIZOh8 and begin shopping!

Second, you can purchase the items on the list (we’ve added it below for your convenience) and drop off the gifts to us directly at our home by Friday, December 22. Email us at rusvw13@icloud.com for address and directions.

Third, you can offer a monetary donation for us to do the shopping for you. You can even specify what items you would like us to buy. Simply go to PayPal.com and send your donation to rusvw13@icloud.com.

In addition, the BCoBN Team is challenging all fire stations and police precincts to chip in and offer donations.

Together with the BCoBN Team, we will be delivering the presents to the children at Sinai on Christmas Eve. We know we can count on our friends throughout Baltimore to brighten their holidays this year.

Last year, I initiated our first annual drive by donating 100% of the proceeds from sales of my Amazon Bestseller anthology of Christmas stories, essays, and reflections. To read the complete story of why we are doing this, you can download your own digital copy for just 99 cents today (free to Kindle Unlimited members). Simply click the book title to download Faith, Hope & Legacy: A Collection of Christmas Reflections. All we ask is that you consider making a donation in any of the three ways mentioned above. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Faith, Hope & Legacy go to the children at the Sinai PICU.

Your small donation is huge to these children. Deadline for Amazon orders is Wednesday, December 20. Monetary and drop-off donations are accepted through Friday, December 22.

Thank you, and God bless.
Rus, Amy, Sally, and Faith and the team of Baltimore County Breaking News


2017 The Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai


At this time we can only accept New Items: unwrapped and still with tags.

*Electronics and DVDs*

CD Stereo for Playroom

*Playstation 3 controllers (ONLY SONY brand PLEASE)

*Playstation 3 charging cords (ONLY HDE brand PLEASE)

*Playstation 3 Games (No rated M)

Portable DVD Players

*Current children’s movies

*Teen DVDs (No Rated R)

Remote Controlled Cars

Batteries (AA, AAA, C, & D)

Kids Music CD’s, movie sound tracks


Crafts & Games

Play-Dough regular size

Play Dough Toys

Colored Pencils

Uno & Regular Cards

Coloring Books (Adult & Children)

8 & 24 packs Crayons& Toddler packs of crayons (Larger crayons)

Yarn & Crochet Hooks

Fuzzy Velvet Pictures to Color

Markers (Washable, Sharpies & Fine-tip)

Colored paper – pink, yellow, purple

White paper drawing pads

Water Color Paint Paper

Stamp Pads (Different Colors) & Clear ink Stamp pads

Elmer’s Glue

Kids’ Stickers

Sun Catchers and Paints

Wooden crafts to paint w/paint

Box/Bagged Craft Activity Sets

Children’s Scissors

Washable Paints

Key rings

Beaded Key chains

Pipe Cleaners (metallic and normal colors)

Glue (Craft)

Wooden beads, plain wood- ½ inch roughly

Sport themed beads

Three corner “propeller” beads

Pony Beads, Large Plastic Beads, Elastic String

Perler Beads Sets & Bulk beads (Iron to make key chains)

Silky Cord for bead animals

Word Searches, Sudoku, & Crossword

Journal Books

Spiral Sketch Books

Board Games

Travel Games

Small lego kits/Bionicles/Lego Friends

Letter beads


Infant & Toddler Toys

PLASTIC train sets & PLASTIC Train cars

Infant/Toddler toys (BPA FREE)

Paw patrol toys

Rattles (BPA FREE) & All Silicone Chewing Toys

Pop up toys

Crib Mobiles (All plastic – no fabric – Nurture Smart Mobile ONLY)

Little People play sets & figurines

Rolling rain stick & rattle

Small light spinners



Fisher Price Play Sets and Little People

African American & Caucasian Baby Dolls

Shopkins, My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop Figures

Disney Princess Figures

Action Figures (Batman, Spiderman, Ninja Turtles, Rescue Bots, Paw Patrol, etc.)

Cars/Trucks (Hot Wheels cars)

Play food, dishes, pots & pans

Remote controlled cars & vehicles

Nerf Basketball Sets and Footballs

Small Light Spinners

Lego sets

Dinosaurs (Large & Small)

NEW Beanie babies & Stuffed animals (with sewn eyes ONLY)



Nail Polish & Chap Stick

Gift Cards ($5, $10, $15) – (I-Tunes, Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, GameStop, Subway, Starbucks)

Pajamas (adult sizes – women & men)

Adult coloring books & colored pencils


Headphones & Speakers (to attach to phones)

Remote control cars & helicopters

Uno Cards & Regular playing cards

Sports Teams items (hats, lanyards, etc)


Toys/Resources for Autistic Patients

*Light Spinners

*Texture Tangles (TFH Special Needs Toys – 2017, pg. 29. Item #: 6TETA)

*Chewy Toys: Blue, Green, Yellow, & Red (TFH Item #’s: 3CHEWB, 3CHEWG, 3CHEWY, 3CHEWR)

*Neon Slinky (TFH Item #: 9NESL2)

LED Windmill Wand (TFH Item #: GLWWD)

Color Illusion (TFH Item #: 6CLIL)

Mini Rainboshaker (TFH Item #: 3MNRB)

Sound Puzzle Box (TFH Item#: 35QDB)

Springz Bracelets (TFH Item #: 3SPRG)

Flixi Ring (TFH Item #: 6TRFR) OR Flex Ring (FlagHouse Item #: L8266)

Active Rainmaker (TFH Item #: 3VSRN)

Moji Stress-Less Balls (FlagHouse Item #: L42745

Rapper Snapper Set (FlagHouse Item #: L6381)

Gyrobi Fidgets (FlagHouse Item#: L42620)


Art Therapy

Model Magic

Air Dry clay

Yarn (various colors)

Craft felt

Canvas boards

Water color paper

Paint brushes (artist’s quality)

Glue sticks

Sketch pads

Wooden models to paint(birdhouses, cars, boats, anything)                 


Our Greenspring Pediatric Clinic has some needs:

New picture books, board books, and early readers

Step into reading books

Diary of a wimpy kid books

Captain Underpants books

Magic Tree House books

Character Band-Aids: any (LATEX FREE ONLY)

Crafts Supplies

Beads, colored paper, markers, craft stickers, colored pipe cleaners, children’s scissors, stickers, yarn, pompoms, glue, small craft kits, 8 count crayons, glue sticks, bubbles, wiggly eyes, tissue paper, lacing string, pony beads, mini coloring page kits


Lego sets & Lego Friends sets, Hot Wheel cars, Fisher Price Little People figurines and sets, Baby rattles, Figurines (action, hero, & princess)