Dive Right In and Make a Difference

Our gift box is filled with an assortment of newly purchased toys, games, creative projects and a stuffed animal or doll. The boxes are distributed from May through October every year. Each box is labeled according to the age and interest of the child. The boxes can be decorated by donors or volunteers with stickers and markers prior to distribution or by the child who receives it, making it a more personal treasure box! We work closely with hospitals and child-life specialists, but always love help from our supporters!

Children remind us to treasure the smallest of gifts, even in the most difficult of times.

Allen Klein

Make a Donation from our Wish List

Our organization always includes a stuffed toy (mermaid doll, shark, dolphin, octopus, or teddy bear) within our boxes. They are sealed in a polybag with a warning label and purchased directly from toy companies. If you’re looking to donate to our boxes, we would love your help with the following:

  • crayons
  • colored pencils
  • markers
  • coloring books
  • word puzzles
  • watercolor paint sets
  • sketch and paint pads
  • grab-n-go activity kits
  • dress up costumes / accessories
  • action figures
  • matchbox cars
  • nerf balls
  • small puzzles
  • craft kits
  • jewelry making kits
  • fun socks
  • UNO
  • magic cards
  • legos
  • leg warmers
  • toiletries / toothbrushes
  • hair accessories
  • bandanas
  • lip gloss
  • mini vaseline jars
  • boxed nail polish sets
  • writing journals and pens
  • hand lotions
  • stress ball
  • hand sanitizers that clip onto bag
  • headphones / ear buds
  • wikistix
  • travel games
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PLEASE, NO CANDY OR FOOD ITEMS OR STUFFED ANIMALS. ALL ITEMS MUST BE NEW AND IN
GOOD CONDITION, ANYTHING BOXED OR WRAPPED IS PREFERRED OVER LOOSE ITEMS.

Please send your donations to the following address, or contact Jill for more ideas on how to help, how you can donate your time or for assistance in spreading the word. We greatly thank you for your support!

Girl from the Grotto
P.O. Box 412
Fairfield, CT 06824
203.260.2594
jillybean@snet.net