The Toy Closet

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Stephanie Camou, a patient at Mendy's Place, picks the first toy from the toy closet.

Helping to ease the emotions of a child's hospital stay

A new stuffed animal or action figure won't make a hospital visit less painful for a child. But new toys will bring a smile. This is the idea behind the toy closet at John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital.

Every patient at KidsZone (the pediatric unit at Deer Valley Hospital) and Mendy's Place (the hospital's 24/7 pediatric emergency department) is able to visit the toy closet and select a new toy to keep. The choice of toys empowers children and keeps them smiling.

Donations of toys to the toy closet are always welcome. For information on how to donate to the toy closet, call 623-879-1656.