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Our Mission

Our mission at Toys for Hospitalized Children is to bring happiness and healing to children suffering from illness. 

 

We gift toys accompanied by hope and encouragement to assist children and teens enduring some of the most difficult challenges of their lives.

Because - Happy Kids Heal Faster!

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Why A Toy?

To a sick child, a toy is much more than just a gift—it’s a gesture of love. It uplifts fragile spirits and boosts morale. Studies show that positivity can trigger self-healing superpowers. Happy kids heal faster!

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About Us

Toys for Hospitalized Children brings happiness and healing to children suffering from illness. This brilliant yet simple campaign transforms a scary time to one of hope. A child’s outlook changes as they realize that others care for them and hope for their speedy recovery.

Every smile is a blessing!

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Our innovative programs

  • Gifting toys

  • Building hospital playrooms

  • Hospital visits

  • Hospital musical entertainment

  • Tablets for teens

  • Stocking ambulances with toys

  • Sponsoring hospital holiday parties

  • Easy transition 'hospital welcome kits'

 

Our Team

Board of Directors

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    Senator George Amedore Jr.

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    Sruli Anatian

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    Avigail Goldglancz, Esq.

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    Neil H. Kupferman, Esq.

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    Abe Podolsky

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    Berel Rapoport

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    Bim Zahavi

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    Ally Wittels

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    Dr. Steven Rubel

    Officers

    President

    Rabbi JJ Hecht ll

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    Director of Distribution

    Mrs. Baila Hecht

    Administrator

    Lilly Vogel

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    Treasurer

    Yehuda Hurwitz

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    VP of Logistics

    Adam ​Rodriguez

    Musical Director

    Moish Wilshanski

    Child Life Ambassador

    Marcia D Graham, MA, CC LS

    Director of HR

    Rachel Shemtov

    Advisory Board

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    Dr. Rabbi Hank Sheinkopf

    Sheinkopf Communications

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    Dr. Stanley Sherbell

    Pulmonologist in NY

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    Rabbi Shlomo Abramowitz

    Orphans Poor & Sick Fund

    Program Co-Chairpersons

    Donny Baitner

    Michelle Domb

    Sholom Jacobs

    Dr. Jay Weiss

    Dr. Lynn Weiss

    Shmuel Raskin

    Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht O.B.M.

    Our History

    In 1953, Rabbi Hecht visited a Jewish boy in the hospital. He noticed a Nun giving toys to the Christian children and skipping all the non-Christian children. Seeing the sadness in the boy’s eyes, he ran to the nearest toy store and bought a big red firetruck. He came back and presented the gift to the boy. The boy smiled from ear to ear, and Rabbi Hecht knew he did the right thing. Immediately he decided to create Toys for Hospitalized Children, a non-denominational charity to bring happiness and healing to all sick children no matter their race, religion, ethnicity, background, or social standing.