Fall 2012

Festival of Stars 2012

Please join us in our Festival of Stars toy donation drive! Our Festival of Stars is a great time to deliver donations and celebrate the holiday season. Please click here to see our website with details about the convenient drop-off location and our wish list.

Friday, December 14th
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

*Please note the drop-off location. Donations will be accepted at our East Campus building (corner of 10 th and Children's Way). Look for signs directing you to this location (there will be a covered drive-thru area for convenient drop-off).

Can't drop off items but still want to help? When you make a monetary gift to Festival of Stars, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by E-Z Mart Stores up to $10,000. You'll double your impact.

Knitting for Noggins

Since the beginning of our program, we have collected over 217,000 hats to keep our kids' heads warm. Help make a difference in the lives of patients and families at Arkansas Children's Hospital! Knit or crochet hats for children of all ages through our Knitting for Noggins program.

We will collect hats now through March 2013. Please feel free to mail or drop off your hats: Arkansas Children's Hospital, Volunteer Services, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202. Please click here to download and print a donor form to bring with your hats (please provide us with an accurate number of hats you are donating).

Festival of Stars Music Performances

Arkansas Children's Hospital is again celebrating the season by hosting the Festival of Stars. This festival is a time for ACH to celebrate patients, families, donors, and volunteers. Festival of Stars musical performances will be scheduled in the ACH lobby December 3rd through December 21 st. We are looking for groups to be musical performers! Performances will be scheduled for 45 minutes (30 minutes to perform and 15 minutes for set-up/clean-up) and performance times will be scheduled as follows:

December 3-6 - Performance times are 11:00 a.m., 11:45 a.m., or 12:30 p.m.
December 10-14 - Performance times are 11:00 a.m., 11:45 a.m., or 12:30 p.m.
December 17-21 - Performance times are 11:00 a.m., 11:45 a.m., or 12:30 p.m.

One of the most valued donations is the donation of time. The Festival of Stars is a great opportunity for groups to share their talents with the patients and families of Arkansas. If you know of a group interested in performing, please contact Melissa Wolfe in Volunteer Services at 501-364-1825 or at WolfeMB@archildrens.org. With your help, we can continue to offer care, love, and hope throughout the holiday season.

Holiday Wish List

Baby bottles - 4-6 oz & 8 oz.
Infant grooming & safety items
Baby shampoo, baby bath & lotion
Infant socks
Baby rattles
Infant teethers
Stacking rings
Receiving blankets
Counting, sorting, stacking blocks
Reading books
Board books (Infants & Toddlers)
Coloring books (non-holiday) and crayons
Puzzle Books (Crossword, Word Search, Sudoku, etc)
Colored Pencils
Watercolor Paint Sets
Card games (Go Fish, Old Maid type)
Playing Cards (Regular 52 Card decks)
Assorted board type games
Dominoes / Mancala
Wooden puzzles
Medical (doctor) play kits
Small packages of Mega Blocks & Legos
Magna Doodle & Etch a Sketch
Play-Doh & Play-Doh accessories/cutters (generic & name brand)
Hotwheels/Matchbox Cars
Cars, Trucks, Trains
Dolls, Barbies & generic barbies
Small prizes
X-box games
Wii games
Disposable cameras
Jewelry (costume - inexpensive)
Gift Cards (Walmart, Target, iTunes)
Water Bottles
Wallets and purses for teens
Lip Gloss and make-up sets
Sports items - balls, etc.
Hand-held electronic games

*Please click here for a more detailed holiday wish list.

Foundation Events

Holiday Cards to Benefit ACH
This year, don't just send a card, make a difference! Through the ACH Auxiliary Holiday Card Project, cards and other miscellaneous items will be available now through Friday, Dec. 14. Six patient-designed holiday cards and a card by featured artist Janice Lohstoeter Hutchinson are currently on sale. Also available for purchase are t-shirts, gift tags, ornaments and medical play kits for children. All items are currently available at www.archildrens.org/holidaycards and the Playaway Gift Shop. For more information, or to purchase cards, contact the ACH Auxiliary at 501-364-1259.

Breakfast with Santa - Saturday, Dec. 1
Breakfast with Santa, presented by Committee for the Future, will be held from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Children's Hall on the ACH campus. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Entry to Breakfast with Santa will include a pancake breakfast cooked by the Little Rock Fire Department, a photo with the jolly old man himself, activities, crafts and much, much more. All proceeds from Breakfast with Santa benefit ACH. To purchase tickets, contact the ACH Foundation at 501-364-1476 or visit www.giving.archildrens.org/breakfastwithsanta.

Miracle Ball - Saturday, Dec. 8
The 2012 Miracle Ball, presented by the ACH Auxiliary and the ACH Foundation, will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 in Children's Hall on the ACH campus. This year's Miracle Ball will be the official end to the hospital's year-long celebration of 100 years of providing care, love and hope to Arkansas children. Last year, the event raised more than $500,000 for ACH. For more information, please contact Holly Barron at 501-364-2092.