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March 20, 2018

3/9/2018 3:59:00 PM
Easter Toy Hunt - To benefit the kids at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus
Collecting Easter Toys for Girls & Boys, March 12-23 at R. M. Williams Funeral Service

This Easter you can bring a smile to a girl or boy at Nationwide Children's Hospital. As part of the Honoring Wonderful Lives program at R.M. Williams Funeral Service they are collecting new toys and crafts to be delivered to the brave and deserving children at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. Teaming up with Corrinne Cardwell Photography, they will be accepting your gifts of love starting March 12. If you have scheduled an Easter/Spring photo session with Corrinne bring a donation and in return receive one free 8x10 print of one pose of your choice. "This is such an amazing, heart-felt gesture that even if your Easter session is prior to that date, I will still honor the incentive," said Corrinne Cardwell.

"We had such great success with our 'Valentines for Vets' program in February, we decided we would do something for Easter," said Michael Williams, owner and funeral director. "There have been several children, in the past and recently, from Jackson County, including Corrinne's own son, Case, that have needed the services of Children's Hospital. It is near and dear to all of our hearts. Not to mention, it all fits right in with our mission of Honoring Wonderful Lives... it's not just about helping families gather, remember and celebrate the life of their lost loved ones, it is also about honoring those among us who need our strength and support. We are going to continue to be seeking opportunities to pour into our community and have other like-minded business owners, like Corrinne, join us. We hope that these events can become a tradition from year to year."

Here are some things to consider when giving:

You can contribute supplies needed for individual and group activities, stocking the hospital playrooms, and providing birthday and Easter gifts to inpatients.

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For safety purposes, please avoid the following items: Stuffed animals, food, toy guns, knives, candy, cloth body dolls, balloons, porcelain dolls, VHS movies, soap or bubble mixtures, used items of any kind and ride on toys.

Per doctor's orders, to maximize the effectiveness of patient treatment and reduce chances of infection or serious allergic reactions handmade items and items made of fabric should be sealed in a zip bag prior to shipping. This includes do-rags, bandana head coverings, quilts, tote bags, bibs, and burp pads.

Here are some ideas: Bouncy seats; portable baby swings; rattles (no cloth); Baby Einstein items; Fisher-Price / Playskool toys; musical activity centers (all plastic parts); cardboard and audio books; teething rings / small baby toys; earbuds; model kits that don't require glue; Fidget spinners and boxes; remote control cars; Magnadoodles; musical instruments (guitar, keyboard); clothes for Barbie dolls; Disney dolls and figurines; Fisher Price doll house furniture; matchbox cars (individual and large packs); Hotwheels; Shopkins; My Little Pony; hard-body baby dolls (not stuffed); small robotic kits; Playdoh; Barbies; action figures (Batman, Spiderman, Superman, Ninja Turtle, Star Wars, Transformers); small Lego kits; small treasure chest-type prizes; baby rattles; baby teethers; all colors of nail polish; manicure sets; markers; crayons; colored pencils; coloring books; activity books (word search, crossword puzzles); batteries (all variety needed); adult coloring books and board games.

From March 12 through March 23, please stop by R.M. Williams Funeral Service at 120 West Broadway Street in Wellston between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and drop off your gift of kindness and love. As mentioned earlier, you may also drop off items at Corrine Cardwell Photography or bring items to your photo shoot. Items may also be mailed to: R.M. Williams Funeral Service, ATTN: Easter Toys for Girls and Boys, P.O. Box 654, Wellston, Ohio 45692.

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