Wish Lists – Donations
Faculty Women's Club collects basic necessities for patients at Parkland Hospital, most of whom have little or no financial means. This year we will continue to focus on preemie/newborn outfits and adult socks and underwear, the top Parkland needs.
Kindly bring these items for donation to the Fall Welcome Luncheon.
Due to infection-prevention policies, all items must be new.
Our heartfelt thanks to the group for donating the following items last year:
Preemie - Adolescents
956 copies of Nursery Books donated to the Parkland Neonatal Unit, 83 preemie outfits, 179 newborn clothing items, 2318 diapers, 14 packs baby wipes, 3 books, 10 baby blankets, 11 bottles shampoo, 2 coloring books, 12 lip balms
20 clothing items, 24 pr underwear, 54 pr socks, 14 eye masks, 6 toiletry bags, 148 toiletry items
1196 magazines to the Aston Clinics (A pleasant diversion for patients)
Thanks to Our Generous Donors*:
Lark Allen, Mona Barnett, Donna Beavers, Carole Choti, Susan Cronin, Heike Cullum, Amy Davey, Joanne Dimeff, Carol Eberhart, Devin Fernandes, Susan Froehlich, Jeanne Green, Mary Greene, Susanne Greil, Stephanie Haley, Bethany Hampton, Ann Jones, Beverly Johnson, Nyla Krippner, Deborah Little, Angela McGarry, Gerry Minna, Carol Mitchell, Sue Mitlyng, Sharon Moore, Jane Pak, Johanna Perillo, Gloria Rege, Claudia Reynolds, Lisa Rofsky, Joy Russell, Alice Chang Shi, Yoshie Sutphin, Colleen Towler, Carol Tyler, Karen Westergaard, Marnie Wildenthal, Linda Willson, and Nobuko Yamasaki.
*Please let us know, and accept our sincere apologies, if we have inadvertently left your name off the list.
Much gratitude to Gloria Rege, who created and leg the Wish List project for many years. She is stepping up to be a co-president of FWC! We are happy to welcome Susan Froehlich to our team. Please look for Susan at the Fall Luncheon event to deliver your donations!
- Preemie, Newborn 0-3 and 3-6 month clothing items
- Newborn disposable diapers, Size 1 and Size 2
- Infant bathtubs
- Baby bath/care products (Johnson & Johnson, Burt’s Bees Baby, California Baby)
- Lamaze, Sassy, Bright Starts, Manhattan Toy or The First Years rattles (mirrors, black & white, textures, sounds, etc.)
- Diaper Bags
- Keepsake Items: photo albums, scrapbooks, baby books, handprint molds, disposable cameras, etc.
- No baby bottles or pacifiers
- Adult slippers/socks (non-skid with bottom grips)
- DVDs (comedy, drama, romance, etc.)
- Sleeping eye masks
- Adult books/novels in Spanish or English
- Puzzle books English or Spanish (Sudoku, crossword, word search)
- Bathrobes and pajamas (any size)
- Personal care items (soap, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, lotions, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair accessories, nail care, make up, facial care, laundry detergent, etc. – no razors)
- Craft materials
- Board games, playing cards
Adolescent Trauma Unit/Palliative Care Unit
- Chapstick/lip balm
- Hidden picture books (I Spy, Where’s Waldo, etc.)
- DVDs (teen-friendly PG-13 and below, English or Spanish)
- Arts & Crafts materials (felt coloring posters, scrapbook and scrapbook items)
- Puzzle books (Sudoku, word search, crossword)
- Board games (Clue, Battleship, Sorry, Trouble, Scrabble, etc.)
- Playing cards (Uno, Phase10, Skip-Bo, etc.)
- Nail polish, emery boards, nail polish remover pads, hair accessories
- Colored pencils
- Photo albums
- Soft blankets
- Plain soaps (such as Dove, Caress, etc.)
- Denture cleaner and cups
- Combs, picks and hairbrushes
- Shampoo and conditioner (travel sizes)
- Magnifying glasses
- Paperback novels
- Books with large print
- Bath robes (large sizes)
- Flip-flops (men’s and women’s)
- Lip balm/Chapstick
- Knitted hats
- Hand/body lotion
- Lap robes
- Full-size quilts/blankets
- Sweatpants and sweatshirts (size M, L, XL and XXL)
- T-shirts (all sizes)
- Men’s underwear
- Women’s underpants (for victims of assault)
Music & Audio Books: Pain Relief for Pediatric Patients
A January 2015 Northwestern Medicine study cites: “Pediatric patients (ages 9-14) who listened to 30 minutes of songs by Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and other singers of their choosing – or audio books – had a significant reduction in pain after major surgery. The children chose from a playlist of top music in different genres including pop, country, rock, and classical… or short audio books.
“A strategy to control post-surgical pain without medication is important because opioid analgesics – most commonly used to control post-surgical pain – can cause breathing problems in children. Thus, caregivers usually limit the amount of opioids prescribed, and children’s pain is not well controlled.”
Remember, CDs and audio books are always on Parkland’s wish list.
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 pickup by Mary Greene. Please email for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for supporting these projects!