THE SADIE SMILE TOY DRIVE

May 29 - June 12, 2015

Four days before Christmas, in December 2012, our 17-month-old daughter, Sadie Caroline, lost her battle with a very aggressive form of leukemia.  She was treated for 40 days and 40 nights at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt by some of the most amazing doctors and nurses in the country.  During the time that we were there, some of our best memories with Sadie took place when she felt good enough to ride in a little wagon to the playroom.  We loved seeing her smile and enjoy being a kid as she played.  After we lost Sadie, it became our passion to find something that we could do to allow Sadie’s life to continue to make an impact, particularly in the lives of other kids going through a tough time.  After thinking about it for several months, the Sadie Smile Toy Drive came to life, and this will be the third year it is taking place.  During the toy drive, our goal is to give toys, arts/crafts, games, and more to area children’s hospitals and foster families, and to hopefully bring a lot of smiles to the faces of these special children.

TOYS WILL BE DELIVERED TO THESE LOCATIONS

  • Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt (Nashville, TN)
  • The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial (Nashville, TN)
  • Department of Children’s Services (for foster families in Wilson County, TN)
  • CASA (Children's Advocacy Services--for counseling and foster families in Henderson, KY)
  • Lighthouse Counseling Services, Inc. (for use in playrooms and in counseling sessions in Henderson, KY)
  • Children of Port-de-Paix, Haiti (to be delivered during mission trips to minister to a local church and school in Port-de-Paix)

WAYS TO GIVE


Amazon Wish List

  • Wish Lists have been set up for some of the donation locations, and you can select item(s) off of that list and have them sent directly to the designated location.  Those links can be found on this page under "What to Give".

Drop off NEW toys, games, crafts, etc., to one of the dropoff locations, during the Toy Drive dates (see dropoff locations below).
Note:  Some extremely gently used toys (good as new) will be welcomed, as those can go to are foster families.  No stuffed animals, please.


Donate via PayPal

  • Use the following PayPal email address:  happygal1@msn.com.
  • Message:  Sadie Smile Toy Drive
  • What’s this payment for?:  Friends and family


Mail a check or Gift Card (Amazon, Target, or Jo-Ann Crafts)

  • Make check payable to Amber Davis
  • Write Sadie Smile Toy Drive in the memo line
  • Mail to:  Shine On, Sadie, c/o Amber Davis, 1483 N. Mt. Juliet Rd., #123, Mt. Juliet, TN  37122
  • Note:  Donations are not tax deductible.


DROPOFF LOCATIONS
(Please drop off during toy drive dates only.  Thank you.)



Mount Juliet Early Learning Center (two locations)
214 W. Division St., Mt. Juliet, TN  37122
1059 Plaza Dr., Mt. Juliet, TN  37122

(Mon-Fri)

The Journey Church
212-A Leeville Pk., Lebanon, TN  37087

(Sunday mornings only)

Goodall Homes (two locations)
Home Office:  393 Maple St., Suite 100, Gallatin, TN  37066

(Mon-Fri)
StoneBridge:  205 Meandering Dr., Lebanon, TN  37090

(Every day)


IMA CrossFit
107 Bay Court, Lebanon, TN  37087
(Mon-Fri 5-11am and 3-7:30pm; Sat 7-10am)


Westhaven
401 Cheltenham Avenue, Franklin, TN  37064

(Every day during office hours)

First Christian Church (Henderson, KY)

830 S. Green St., Henderson, KY  42420

(During office hours or on Sunday mornings)

The Davis Family home (Mt. Juliet, TN)

Contact us directly to arrange a drop-off time


WHAT TO GIVE


Visit Wish Lists (please click a name below to view the Wish List for that donation location).  If you are wanting to order items from multiple wish lists, please order separately, as each order will allow you to pick only one shipping destination.



Arts/craft items (new coloring books, Crayola crayons, colored pencils, drawing paper, stencils, kid’s scissors, scrapbooking items, stickers, etc.)
Special projects for kids (make your own bracelets, robots, learn to crochet, etc.)

Age-appropriate NEW toys (for kids from 0-18)

New Card/Board games

Movies (nothing above PG please)

Books for teens

$10 iTunes gift cards


  • Note:  No stuffed animals, please.  Also, if you have used items in EXCELLENT condition (in other words, just like new), please use your best judgment on donating.  I will not be able to donate used items to the hospitals, but can give them to DCS and CASA.  But I cannot have an overabundance of used items this year, so just donate your very best stuff, please.  :)

Thank you so much for having a big heart and for spreading smiles in memory of our girl.

A few pics from the 2014 Toy Drive.