UC Davis offers holiday gift-giving drive-up and drop-off event
Posted Dec. 14, 2011
Gift drop-off location, dates and times
UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th St., Sacramento
Tuesday, Dec. 20, through Friday, Dec. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To make it easier for generous businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals to brighten the season for hospitalized infants, children and teens, UC Davis is offering the opportunity to drive-up and drop-off holiday gifts.
Drivers can pull up to the front of the UC Davis MIND Institute at 2825 50th St. in Sacramento from Tuesday, Dec. 20, through Friday, Dec. 23, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. UC Davis Children's Hospital staff will greet them and help them unload their presents, which do not have to be wrapped.
"We really appreciate all of our donors and wanted to make gift-giving easier," said Diana Sundberg, manager of the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Program. "Our donors' thoughtfulness will make an important difference in the lives of many families who have a sick child in the hospital during the holiday season."
The gifts will make the holidays happier for hospitalized children as well as children being treated in the emergency department, outpatient clinics and UC Davis MIND Institute, which is dedicated to finding answers to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Toys and other gifts also will be used in pediatric playrooms and waiting areas throughout the year. Please note that even slightly used toys cannot be accepted because of infection-control precautions.
UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital for children, serving infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for critically ill children. The 118-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care units. With more than 120 physicians in 33 subspecialties, UC Davis Children's Hospital has more than 74,000 clinic and hospital visits and 13,000 emergency department visits each year. For more information, visit children.ucdavis.edu.