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Give the gift of childhood this holiday season

Play experiences can help children cope with and adjust to illness and hospitalization. Play is one way the Child-Family Life specialists at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital meet the developmental, psychosocial, emotional, and educational needs of their patients.

Child-Family Life staff can use your gifts to purchase the items our patients need most, such as toys, games, and other supplies. Monetary gifts are critical to the scope and vitality of our mission of bringing hope and healing to children and families in our hospital, one at a time, while advancing education, research, and care on behalf of children everywhere.

Your gifts allow children to keep their minds on what children should focus on—play.

Here’s how you can make a difference:

• A gift of $50 can provide four I SPY books used to distract a child during a medical procedure.

• A gift of $100 can provide a tricycle for a child to ride around the hospital.

• A gift of $500 can provide art supplies that many children can use to express themselves.

• A gift of $1,000 can provide video games for kids of all ages.

This holiday season, give the gift of childhood.

Make your gift online today, or for more information, contact Jen Foss at 612-626-5276 or

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Help the University of Minnesota save lives, inspire hope, and prepare the world’s future health care leaders. Make a gift today.

Because with your support, anything is possible.

Because hope can go a long way

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