Each year, Kosair Charities hosts a Holiday Party for upwards of 500 Kosair Kids® where we distribute our Toy Collection. We invite many of our supported agencies including: Heuser Hearing Institute, Spina Bifida, Visually Impaired Preschool, Down Syndrome of Louisville, Americana Community Center, Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies, and many others. The party gives these children the chance to forget about their medical issues and just be a kid. Each child gets to enjoy games, cookies, dancing, and most importantly a trip to see Santa and Mrs. Claus where they receive 2 gifts and a stuffed animal. For some of these children these may be the only gift they receive for the holidays.
We are always accepting donations of NEW toys and books for infants to children up to 12 years of age. We need over 1,000 gifts to be wrapped and ready to be given out each December, and for this we depend solely on donations. We ask that all toys be new and in the box, and that they are unwrapped. We try to make sure that each child receives an age and gender appropriate gift, so we need to be able to see what each item is.
If you would like to hold a toy drive and need more information or a collection bin contact Kaitlin White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-637-7696 ext. 106.
If you would like to donate toys they can be dropped off at: 982 Eastern Parkway, Louisville, KY 40217.