Each year, the holiday season brings with it a sense of giving and community. In the cancer community, there are many organizations accepting donations for cancer patients all over the world. One organization that is very near and dear to our hearts is right here in Houston, Texas. Brennan's Buddies collects toys to give to children on the Oncology floor at Texas Children's Hospital in the Texas Medical Center each year at Christmas time.
The Brennan's Buddies organization was founded by the family of Brennan Reed Scurlock to benefit the Texas Children's Hospital Oncology department where Brennan was a patient following a diagnosis of stage IV High Risk Neuroblastoma.
Less than a year after his initial diagnosis, Brennan received a secondary cancer diagnosis of Undifferentiated Scarcoma. At just 20 months old, Brennan lost his battle after more than a year of fighting these aggressive childhood cancers.
Brennan's family began the Brennan's Buddies foundation to celebrate the life of their baby boy and help provide support to other children battling cancer. They sponsor special events for children battling cancer at Texas Children's Hospital and share Brennan's legacy by bringing smiles to the faces of these special kids.
Brennan's Buddies is currently accepting donations for their annual toy drive. These toys help children spending Christmas in the Oncology unit feel special even when spending the holidays away from home where they may be missing their family's normal holiday celebrations. Siblings of these pediatric cancer patients are also recipients of the donated toys.
No matter where you live, you can help make the difference in the lives of families affected by childhood cancer by donating to Brennan's Buddies this year. Headcovers is proud to be an official Brennan's Buddies toy donation collection point.
Toy donations can be mailed to or dropped off at:
214 S. Iowa Ave.
League City, TX 77573
All toys donated must follow these guidelines:
-New, unopened, unwrapped toys
-No stuffed animals or plush toys
-No shooting toys
-New movies must be rated PG-13 or lower
The most needed toy age groups are for babies and teens.
Suggestions for Teens: Gift cards for iTunes, Barnes and Noble, Playstation, Xbox and other gaming or online media are a highly recommended item, as many patients use electronic devices to occupy their time during treatment.
Pajamas for boys and girls of all ages are also accepted for donation.
Other ways to support Brennan's Buddies:
Cash donations can be made via PayPal through the Brennan's Buddies website at www.brennansbuddies.org or by check made out to Brennan's Buddies and mailed to the following address:
P.O. Box 799
Stafford, TX 77497
Shop via Amazon Smile and select Brennan's Buddies Inc. so that Amazon will make a donation to Brennan's Buddies. Brennan's Buddies is a 501c(3) public charity. All donations are tax deductible in the USA.