Here are some tips to help your group bring the gift of play to young patients at a hospital near you!
Present the idea to your group to get them excited!
Show one of our videos, hand out brochures, or make a sample box. Or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask a representative from the Jared Box Project to join your meeting via Zoom to present information about Jared Boxes and to help you get started.
Contact the hospital before you get started.
Reference our Hospital Directory to find a hospital in your neighborhood. Feel free to contact a hospital not in our directory too. Contact that hospital before you get started to gather more information about their specific needs at the time. Give local if you can!
Focus on one or two age groups.
When making Jared Boxes with a group, we suggest you focus on making boxes for one or two of the age groups. It can get overwhelming when purchasing toys if you try to make boxes for all the various age groups.
Organize ahead of time.
Print labels and notecards before the meeting. Sort and organize toys in an assembly line fashion. Have club members go through the line and fill boxes.
Be sure to take plenty of photos. Share your story and photos with us.
Deliver your Jared Boxes to your local hospital.
Email us at email@example.com to let us know how many boxes you made and to what hospital you are delivering them.