Hi! These are a few photos from last year’s first-ever Holiday Heroes event at the wonderful children’s hospital that is Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. We held a hero-themed toy drive before the event, and were able to collect boxes upon boxes of donations that went to so many happy, little new owners that day. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without the support of generous givers, though!
You see, my superfriends and I are putting together the second annual Holiday Heroes Toy Drive for the kids of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in preparation for our second annual hospital visit/themed event happening next month (December 8th! That’s approaching fast!), but we need help collecting more super-powered donations!
We are all big comic book fans, notably and clearly of the superhero genre, and we firmly believe in the positive impact that these powerful characters — these mythic icons — can have on people, especially children, and especially those in need.
These kids are already so, so strong and so very inspirational in their own right, however, which makes it only fitting that they receive the heroic treatment that they deserve, complete with initiation into all of the major superheroic organizations: the Justice League, the Avengers, and the X-Men. And multiple times throughout the year, our organizations, Heroes to the Rescue and the Heroes Alliance, strive to provide this treatment to area children as much as we can, culminating in what is now our new holiday tradition — the Holiday Heroes event.
If you can, please consider donating to our 2013 drive. Click for our Amazon wish list, home of the “e-toy drive”, tailored to cater to as wide of a variety of characters as possible and age-appropriate, all under $30, shipping included. New items are being added regularly, so if you don’t see anything in your price range or interest areas, please keep checking back!
I know that, sadly, things are rough all over these days, so even simply considering our cause and helping promote it is a welcomed kindness. Every donation, of any size, amount, or variety (donating time/social media attention certainly helps, too!), counts.
For more information on our drive, items to order/send, what can and cannot be donated per hospital guidelines, if handmade items can be sent, ship-to addresses, our organizations, or other pertinent questions/comments/concerns, please see our brand-new official Facebook page for this year’s drive right here.
Thank you all SO much, and please, do not hesitate to contact me here on Tumblr or on Facebook if you have any questions!