Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital hosts holiday drive for Child Crisis Arizona

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Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital is partnering with Child Crisis Arizona to collect donations of clothing, hygiene products and toys to help Arizona’s abused and neglected children have a better holiday.

“This season can be a tough time for children living at the Child Crisis Arizona who often face the holidays without parents, siblings or other relatives. Your donations will help make this a brighter time for these children by making sure they have essential items, new toys and clothes – things every child deserves,’’ said Frank Molinaro, Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital Chief Executive Officer, in a press release.

Donations can be dropped off at the front concierge of Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital, 1930 E. Thomas Road in Phoenix, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Dec. 20. All gifts and toys should be new and unwrapped.

Toys needed include bike helmets, cars and trucks, multi-cultural baby dolls, play phones, vacuums, shopping carts, blocks, baby gyms, toy dishes, toy food, wood puzzles, balls and children’s picture books.

Hygiene items requested include toothpaste, body wash, shampoo, baby wipes, diapers, pull-ups and diaper rash ointment, brushes, combs, hair accessories, mattress pads (crib and twin) and white bath towels and wash cloths.

Pants, shirts and jackets in sizes 3T to 12, athletic shoes in sizes pre-walker 3 to Adult 6 and socks of all sizes are needed, the release stated.

Child Crisis Arizona operates the Valley’s only two Emergency Children’s Shelters for children who have experienced abuse and neglect.

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