Our Mission

Our mission is to bring happiness and healing to children!

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!

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!


Our Team

Director of Distribution

Mrs. Baila Hecht


Mrs. Lilly Vogel



Mr. Yehuda Hurwitz

Musical Director

Moish Wilshanski

Director of Human Resources

Rachel Shemtov

Board of Directors

Mr. Neil H. Kupferman, Esq.

Mr. Abe Podolsky

Dr. Steven Rubel

Associate Board of Director

Josh Amir

Sheiny Amir

Sruli Anatian

Berel Rapaport

Ally Wittels

Bim Zahavi

Advisory Board

Dr. Rabbi Hank Sheinkopf

Sheinkopf Communications

Advisory Board

Dr. Stanley Sherbell

Pulmonologist in NY

Program Co-Chairpersons

Mr. Donny Baitner

Mr. Sam Baitner

Mrs. Michelle Domb

Mr. Sholom Jacobs

Dr. Jay Weiss

Dr. Lynn Weiss

Mr. Shmuel Raskin

Advisory Board

Rabbi Shlomo Abramowitz

Our Founder & Inspiration

Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht O.B.M.

Our History

In 1953, Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht visited a Jewish boy in the hospital. While at the hospital, he noticed a Nun giving toys to the Christian children and skipping all the non-Christian children. Seeing the sadness in the Jewish 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. Right then and there he decided to create Toys for Hospitalized Children, a non-denominational organization to bring smiles and healing to sick children no matter their race, religion or ethnicity. 

Bringing Smiles Since 1953!​

Toys for Hospitalized Children under the auspices of NCFJE

824 Eastern Parkway

Brooklyn, New York 11213 

Contact Us

Phone: 718-735-0222


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