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.
Amazon Wish List
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
Mail a check or Gift Card (Amazon, Target, or Jo-Ann Crafts)
(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
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
StoneBridge: 205 Meandering Dr., Lebanon, TN 37090
107 Bay Court, Lebanon, TN 37087
(Mon-Fri 5-11am and 3-7:30pm; Sat 7-10am)
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
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.