We are so very thankful for everyone who wishes to give back to the Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health. There are several ways to become involved at Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health .
Visiting Group Activities
Throughout the year, we host community groups and organizations in our General Pediatrics Activity Room in order to provide patients and families with opportunities for normalization. Interested groups are asked to bring an activity, typically a craft or game, and facilitate it with the patients in a group setting. This allows the kids a chance to get out of their rooms, interact with others, and have fun while undergoing treatment. Examples of activities include: painting birdhouses, decorating pumpkins, making bracelets, etc. Visiting Group Activities are held Monday-Friday at 11am-12pm and 2pm-3pm. For more information, please click here for a copy of our Visiting Group Guidelines. If you would like to schedule an activity, please contact Heather Trescott, CCLS at 478-633-6734 or email Trescott.HeatherN@NavicentHealth.org.
Material Donations: With the help of our generous community, we strive to make sure that each patient can still be a child while in the hospital by providing them with opportunities for play and normalization. We offer everything from toys and arts and crafts to video games and movies to make them feel more comfortable during their hospitalization. If you are interested in helping by donating material items, please click here for a copy of our current Donation Wish List. Due to infection control, all items must be in new condition, and we are unable to accept latex balloons or items promoting violence. Please note if you are donating handmade items, such as blankets or hats, they must be washed in an allergen free detergent and come from a smoke-free home.
If you would like to set up a time to drop off a donation, please contact Heather Trescott, CCLS at 478-633-6734 or email Trescott.HeatherN@NavicentHealth.org.
Monetary Donations: In addition to our wish list items, we also rely on monetary donations to help make each patient experience as pleasant as possible. Philanthropic dollars allow the Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health to purchase the “extras” such as therapy items for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, specialized medical equipment for our various pediatric units, pediatric wheelchairs, child life iPads for used for distraction, and much more. Your donation is tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.
For monetary donations, please contact Navicent Health Foundation at 478-633-GIVE.
Holly Jolly Shoppe
The Holly Jolly Shoppe is Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital Navicent Health’s program for patients and their families who must spend the holidays at the hospital. The in-hospital toy store is built and operated by hospital staff, corporate partners, and community volunteers who invite parents of hospitalized patients to “shop”- free of charge – for gifts for their patient child and siblings. For more information or to schedule a time to drop off your donation, please contact Heather Trescott, CCLS at 478-633-6734 or email Trescott.HeatherN@NavicentHealth.org.