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
We are launching our Patient Ambassador program. This new program is intended to ensure that we are only delivering the highest quality toys, crafts and games. Meet our first Ambassador, Alec Antonian! Alec is battling an astrocytoma, and has a GREAT sense of humor. He has approved all of our teenage boy items.
"The Bottomless Toy Chest is a great resource for helping children engage in activities which helps in the healing process."
Dr. Jeffery Taub
Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Children's Hospital of Michigan
“I wanted to thank you for visiting our grandson Daniel while he was receiving chemotherapy at Children's Hospital during this past year... When you gave Daniel a gift it not only lifted his spirits, but made our entire family visiting him at the time feel 'special'."
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Richardson
Great-Grandparents of Daniel
20 December 2013
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This spring The Bottomless Toy Chest will be expanding to GRAND RAPIDS! We are still working out the details, but our newest addition to The Bottomless Toy Chest family is Helen DeVos Children's Hospital!
We are designing a special line up of programs for this new hospital including a Bottomless Toy Chest full of distraction items for their out-patient clinic, as well as working with their staff to make sure that patients undergoing radiation treatment receive an extra special gift from The Bottomless Toy Chest. There are even talks about a Christmas in July extravaganza!!! Check back soon to learn about the progress we are making!
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