Our Mission

At Toys for Hospitalized Children, we bring happiness, comfort, and healing to all children grappling with illness, special-needs, and loneliness.

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


Rabbi JJ Hecht ll

  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Black LinkedIn Icon

Director of Distribution

Mrs. Baila Hecht


Mr. Yehuda Hurwitz


Mrs. Lilly Vogel

Child Life Ambassador

Marcia D Graham, MA, CC LS

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

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

Dr. Rabbi Hank Sheinkopf

Sheinkopf Communications

Advisory Board

Dr. Stanley Sherbell

Pulmonologist in NY

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. 

Advisory Board

Rabbi Shlomo Abramowitz

Orphans Poor & Sick Fund

Bringing Smiles Since 1953!​

Toys for Hospitalized Children under a proud affiliate of NCFJE

824 Eastern Parkway

Brooklyn, New York 11213 

Contact Us

Phone: 718-735-0222


  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon