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2019 HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE

to benefit the Boston Medical Center Pediatrics Department

WHY DID 8 STRANGERS CHOOSE TO PARTNER WITH THE PEDIATRICS DEPARTMENT AT BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER FOR ITS HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE?

It’s easy to compartmentalize when and why we bring our children to the pediatrician: they have an earache, they need a vaccine, they need a form clearing them for participation on a sports team. But the role pediatricians play goes so much deeper. Pediatricians are also the people we turn to when we’re scared for our children, when we need reassurance, and when we need a partner to ensure that our children will lead as healthy lives as possible. 


At Boston Medical Center, the Pediatrics team understands that being true partners in keeping kids and families healthy means taking into consideration all of the challenges faced by patients or, as stated on the Boston Medical Center website, “[w]e know that for many, medical issues exist because of a lack of employment, income, stable housing or food, and limited education.” As New England’s largest safety net hospital, Boston Medical Center has made it its mission to “provide consistently excellent and accessible health services to all in need of care regardless of status or ability to pay – exceptional care, without exception.” With 57% of its patients coming from under-served populations, Boston Medical Center has been a leader in innovative programming targeting the social determinants of health and working to ensure that all children are able to live full, happy lives.

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2019 HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE DETAILS

SHOP IN PERSON

Drop off locations below

Provided by the Child Life Department at BMC, this is a great wish list that will meet many needs in the Pediatrics Department.

SHOP ONLINE (AMAZON)

No time, shop online!

No time to head out and shop, you can just click the link below and shop the online Amazon Wish list for BMC!  Notate 8 Strangers in the order comments please!

HENRY BEAR'S PARK PROMOTION

Save 20% & Order online!

This holiday season the amazing folks at Henry Bear's Park teamed up with us to offer an amazing discount for all Holiday Gift Drive gifts, and they are even collecting the toys! See complete details and start shopping below!

 

DONE SHOPPING?

Here is how to get the gifts to us!

DROP OFF AT ANY OF THE BELOW LOCATIONS

All gifts new and unwrapped please

(look for marked bin)
8 Bogren Lane (S. Wayland) 
3 Grove Street (N. Wayland)
Happy Hollow (S.Wayland)
Ace Hardware (Town Center)
Wayland Town Building (Foyer)
12 Woodmere Road (Framingham)
Sudbury Craft Beer
(365 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury)

DECEMBER 14TH 10AM-12PM

Town Center Dropoff Event

Sponsored by BJH Services, come "Fill the Trailer" at town center on Saturday 12/14/19!  There will be light refreshments and holiday cheer!  BJH services will be giving a coupon equal to the value of your gift to be redeemed on future services!

BJH GIFT PICKUP!  DECEMBER 14TH!

Sponsored by BJH Services

After the "Fill the Trailer" event Bryan "Hoppy" Hopkins has kindly donated his time to pop around town and pick up gifts!  You can call or text him your address at 617-686-7969.  BJH services will be giving a coupon equal to the value of your gift to be redeemed on future services!

 

"As a Pediatrician at Boston Medical Center, I witness the healing power that joy and generosity can provide. The hospital is a hard place for families to be this time of year. This gift drive will ensure that every child experiences the holiday magic! We are so grateful for your kindness."

Julie Herlihy MD MPH
Pediatrician | Boston Medical Center