Heroes Bags and Backpacks

Connor's Heroes Foundation provides backpacks and tote bags to the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU in Richmond, Virginia for delivery to newly-diagnosed patients and their parents. The backpacks contain age-appropriate gifts and activities for the patient, including portable DVD players or leapsters, toys, games, books, crafts, stuffed animals, and other fun items. The canvas totebags for the parents include lotions, tissues, antibacterial wipes, playing cards, and vouchers for meals in the hospital from MoJo's or Piccola's, a free housecleaning by Maid to Perfection, a pre-paid gas card, notecards and stamps. The tote bags and backpacks are intended to help families through this time of crisis and relieve some of the strain and stress during this difficult time in their lives.

If you would like to donate items for the tote bags and backpacks, please click here to register as a volunteer and someone will contact you to arrange to receive your donations.

Specific items needed include:

Portable DVD Players
Nook or Kindle
DVDs (G, PG, and PG-13 ratings, no violence)
Leapster Games and Game Cartridges
Infant and Toddler Toys
Gas Cards
Arts and Crafts Supplies
Antibacterial Wipes and Lotions
Hand Lotion
Soft Tissues

Click here for a complete list:
CHF_-_backpack_wishlist.pdf .