MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Medicine Fairmont Medical Center is hosting a toy drive through the end of the year to replenish its Emergency Department toy closet. Donations of new, unused toys can be delivered to a member of Security under the canopy at the main hospital entrance.
Toys are given to children to help create a better emergency experience. In some cases, these patients have gone through a physical or emotional trauma, and the gift of a toy helps build trust with medical staff and helps them through the visit.
“These kids are often sick, scared, or in pain, and the simple gift of a toy, book, or game helps to brighten their day,” Cari Morgan, Fairmont Medical Center nurse director, said. “We hope this toy drive will help us restock on these gifts that make such a huge impact for our patients.”
The Emergency Department at Fairmont Medical Center always welcomes toy donations, regardless of whether a toy drive is occurring. Anyone interested in hosting a toy drive to support Fairmont Medical Center can contact Cari Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Fairmont Medical Center, visit WVUMedicine.org/Fairmont-Medical-Center.