FWC Wish Lists - Donations
FWC Holds Parkland Donation Drives
FWC’s “Wish List Project” collects items for the patients at Parkland Memorial Hospital, the public and primary hospital for the neediest of Dallas County. You can help by purchasing items from the Wish List and bringing them to our meetings.
Lisa Little, Parkland’s Director of Volunteers and Guest Services, poignantly described patient needs at Parkland.
“Parkland Hospital cares for some of the poorest of the poor in our county. Daily, one can see many of life’s tragedies while walking the halls of Parkland. It seems unfathomable that in this wonderful country of ours, there are many people ‘out there’ without necessities we take for granted.”
Together the FWC can make a huge difference in our community.
News from the Parkland Wish List Committee
Our donation focus for the new FWC year is newborn and preemie clothing and diapers. As always, Parkland has an ongoing need for other items as well – from adult socks, underwear, and sweatpants/shirts – to hotel-size toiletries, pediatric arts and crafts, toddler toys, and more.
Mary Greene, Gloria Rege, or Karen Westergaard will collect donations at FWC events. (Please write your name on the item’s packaging so that we can thank you personally.)
Scholastic Nursery Books
The Scholastic board books we purchase for Parkland infants this fall will provide visual stimulation for infants, including those in Neonatal Intensive Care and in the Observation Nursery (where newborns spend weeks receiving IV antibiotics or methadone maintenance). The books will also be used in classes for high-risk pregnancy moms.
Don’t forget to recycle recent magazines for Aston’s patient waiting rooms – either by dropping them off at Aston’s Guest Services desk or bringing them to us at FWC events.
Thank you so much for all you do for Parkland patients in need!
The “Wish List” List
FWC will be collecting requested items. Bring your donations to FWC events; drop at a committee member’s home; or bring them to AM Book Group meetings for pickup.
Because of infection-control policies, all items except CDs and DVDs must be new. Please note that preemie diapers, sippy cups, baby bottles, and stuffed animals have been removed from the list, and a few new items have been added.
Parkland Newborn/NNICU Wish List
- Preemie, Newborn, and 0-3 month clothes (e.g., onesies, gowns, t-shirts, socks, hats)
- Newborn and size 1 diapers
- Diaper bags
- Baby bath products (Johnson & Johnson)
- Lamaze, Sassy, Bright Starts, or First Years rattles
- Lullaby CDs
Parkland Pediatric Burn Unit/Adolescent Trauma Unit Wish List
- Lip balm
- Playing cards (Uno, Phase10, etc.)
- Books and audio books, CDs, and DVDs — child/teen-friendly (PG-13 and below), English or Spanish
- Hidden picture books (I Spy, etc.)
- Puzzle books
- Toddler toys (12 - 36 months)
- Arts and crafts
Parkland Adult and Geriatric Patient Wish List
- Adult slippers or socks (with no-skid bottom grips)
- Sweatshirts, sweatpants, socks, underwear (any size)
- Robes in L or XL
- Adult diapers
- Magnifying glasses
- Maternity clothing, any size
- Sleeping eye-masks (for post-partum patients)
- Travel-sized toiletries
- Novels in English and Spanish
When bringing donations to any FWC event, please look for Gloria Rege, Mary Greene, or Karen Westergaard. Donations may also be dropped off or you can bring them to the AM Book Group meetings for pick up by Mary Greene. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thank you for supporting these projects!