Sophomore football players Nicholas Otwinowski and Joey Payne, with the blessing of Coach Randy Sehy, are taking the initiative of organizing the Bruin football team’s charity drive to provide gifts this holiday season to kids and teens at Peyton Manning’s Children’s Hospital. The idea was suggested by senior Joey Rogers as an opportunity to unite the Bruins in to charitable giving.
According to Otwinowski, “We will be around the courthouse on Saturday, November 4 from noon to 2:00 collecting toys. When toys are being delivered to the school they can be dropped off in the front office or sent with kids to take to advisory.” Toys can be delivered to the school until Friday, November 10.
Athletic Director Tony Uggen added, “I am proud of the Bruins for taking the time to think of others. Like many groups and clubs at BHS, I am amazed at the generosity of our kids to help others. We hope you can help them with this effort.”
Please read below to determine what items may and may not be donated due to hospital policy. Thanks for supporting a great cause!
Gift suggestions as shown on the Child Wish List at the Peyton Mannings Children’s Hospitial website include:
- Infant toys with lights and sounds
- Handheld infant toys
- White noise and sound machines
- Musical Crib toys
- Wooden Puzzles
- Children’s Toys (all plastic – Little Tykes, Playskool, Fisher Price, V-tech, Disney)
- Fisher Price Little People Sets
- Action Figures (Spiderman, Batman, Hulk, Iron Man, etc.)
- Barbie Dolls
- Baby Dolls
- Toys featuring popular characters (i.e. Elmo, Dora, Doc McStuffins, Mickey Mouse, Thomas the Train, Disney Princesses, Frozen)
- Matchbox and Hot Wheels Cars
- Colts or Pacers Memorabilia (shirts, hats, jewelry, etc.)
- Building or Model Kits
- Decks of Cards
- Manicure sets and nail polish
- Bath and Body products
- Art/Jewelry making kits
- Sports themed items
- Magazine Subscriptions
- Due to infection control we cannot accept used stuffed animals, books, magazines, games or used cloth items.
- Several patients have allergies to dust, animal hair, second hand smoke and pollens. Please make sure all handmade fabric items are as clean as possible to help limit allergic reactions.
- No latex balloons are allowed in the hospital.
- All items should arrive unwrapped and in original packaging. Clothing and stuffed animals must have original tags on them