Current Donation Requests

Items in need currently are:

Large blankets approx 1.2m x 1.5m are in demand currently, particular in colours that would suit male or females. Rainbow blankets are always a huge hit! If you would rather work on a small project, we are happy to accept squares that are either 15cm x 15cm or 20cm x 20cm and are 8 ply or equal. Please check out our smaller projects below if you would like to be a little more creative. 🙂

Comfort Toys

Comfort toys for children and adult in hospital who need comfort, a distraction or to brighten their day.

 

Worry Worms and Small Sensory Toys

These palm sized ‘Worry Worms’, ‘Worry Whales, ‘Calming Caterpillars’, Stress-less Sharks and many other small soft, squishy and stretchy fiddle toys are being used in many areas in the Canberra Health Services including Canberra Hospital, North Canberra Hospital and ACT Walk in Centres.  They comfort, distract and bring a smile to the faces of both young and old members of our community who may be experiencing anxiety or stress related to being hospitalised or treated in our Walk in Centres.

Footy Team Coloured Rugs

Sporting team colours and in particular football, rugby, rugby league, AFL and basketball team colours are always a huge hit and in demand!

 

Goodie Dolls

These sensory toys have so many uses. They are used to comfort children, distract during procedures, provide a confused patient with a source of sensory outlet rather then pulling at lines.  They are given to children visiting patients in ICU that may be feeling overwhelmed and are also given to patients who may be having a bad day and need a little positive mascot to cheer them up.

Gogsters

Our Gogsters help provide comfort care to patients. We find that the different textures of wool and different tones of colour are a great source of comfort for patients seeking sensory calm in an overwhelming technical ward.

Shawls and Scarves

Twisty Shawls or scarves – These give long term ICU and Aged Care patients with the opportunity to stay warm when they are taken out onto the ICU Balcony in the cooler months.

Sensory Muffs and Cuffs

These Goodies provide comfort to patients who may be distressed due to dementia or cognitive impairment, be dealing with mental health issues or who are being transported via the ACT Ambulance Service.