Our mission is to lift the spirits and promote a positive state of mind in young cancer patients by providing them with engaging, empowering activities while they are going through treatment.
The Bottomless Toy Chest makes routine deliveries to hospitals in Michigan 52 weeks a year. This year we will deliver over 30,000 toys and activities! Each item we present is brand new, gift-wrapped in cellophane and ribbon and hand delivered to a patient. The clear gift wrap keeps the items clean and safe for children with weakened immune systems, gives them a choice in an environment where they have no choices, and gives children who are under massive distress the joyful experience of opening a present. The Bottomless Toy Chest is a consistent, reliable program that focuses on increasing the quality of life for pediatric cancer patients during treatment.
Lamaze baby toys, rattles, teething rings, soft cuddly blankets, stuffed animals, push & pull toys, stacking & sorting toys, pop up boxes, baby dolls of all ethnicities and Play-Doh activity kits.
Ethnically diverse Barbies, Monster High dolls, Polly Pockets, doll/stuffed animal making kits, craft/art kits, rubber-band bracelet kits, jewelry making kits, card making kits, scrapbooking kits, manicure and pedicure kits, make up, hand lotions and journals with pens.
Action figures, matchbox cars, Legos/Bionicles ages 8 and up, car/train making kits ages 11 and up, Nerf basketball hoop, remote control helicopters, hand held video games and anything sports related ages 12 and up!
Toys featuring popular TV & movie characters such as Dora, Spongebob, Thomas the Train. DVD’s: G, PG, PG-13, iTunes cards, Visa gift cards and sport team logo wear ( Lions, Pistons,Tigers, Red Wings, UofM and Michigan State).
All toys must be new and unused!
Kids in the House is the
ultimate parenting resource
for all parents.
to see over 8,000 parenting videos, including a series on pediatric cancer (like the one above) AND one about The Bottomless Toy Chest featuring our Executive Director, Mickey Guisewite!
The Bottomless Toy Chest needs a truck. Something big enough to get loads of toys to hospitalized children battling cancer. So we’re starting with a toy truck and asking you to trade us that truck for something with a little more value. And so on, until we have something substantial enough to trade for a real truck. We’re not asking for money… we’re just asking, wanna trade?
Visit Toy To Truck for more details and answers to commonly asked questions.
The Bottomless Toy Chest is proud to serve children at the following hospitals: