​Toy Drive benefits hospital's young patients


Several local businesses are helping to brighten the day of pediatric patients at Sacred Heart Medical Center by hosting toy drives at their Eugene/Springfield locations. The toys collected during the holiday season will be given to children in the Pediatric unit throughout the year.

“A large part of the care we provide to our pediatric patients includes making them feel comfortable during their stay in the hospital,” explains Pediatric Unit Coordinator Theresa McCormick.

For many children, especially those who are too young to understand why they have to stay in the hospital, receiving a toy provides both comfort and a distraction from their illness.

“By providing entertainment with stuffed animals, board games, toys, movies and video games, our patients have an outlet to take their mind off of their illness. It also gives caregivers a wonderful motivational tool to help kids get to the next level of recovery,” McCormick said.

New and unwrapped toys to benefit patients at Sacred Heart Medical Center may be dropped off at the following businesses from Nov. 26 to Dec. 21, 2012:

Antique Revival (Offering 10% discount with toy donation)
1471 Mohawk Blvd.
Springfield, OR 97477

Bello (Offering 10% discount with toy donation)
2746 Shadow View Drive
Eugene, OR 97408

Jerry’s Home Improvement
Eugene and Springfield locations

Kadels Auto Body
Eugene and Springfield locations

Lane Blood Center
2211 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97405

Lane Events Ice Center
Home of Eugene Generals Hockey Team
796 West 13th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

Oregon Community Credit Union
All Eugene/Springfield locations

Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union
All Eugene/Springfield locations

Rite Aid
All Eugene/Springfield locations

Selco Community Credit Union
All Eugene/Springfield locations

All Eugene/Springfield locations

The Divine Cupcake
1680 West 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

Vectors Espresso
2866 Crescent Ave.
Eugene, OR 97408

Video Only
2823 Chad Drive
Eugene, OR 97408

Windermere Real Estate
1600 Oak Street
Eugene, OR 97401

2055 Patterson Street
Eugene, OR 97405

For more information, contact Pediatric Unit Coordinator Theresa McCormick at (541) 912-4234. If you are unable to donate during the toy drive, toys are also accepted at the pediatric unit at Sacred Heart throughout the year.