Lizzie Bell's Story...
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Lizzie’s Loot preserves the comfort of medically fragile kids at Banner Children's- Diamond Children's Medical Center with Pediatric Medical Equipment, Toys, and Gift Cards. To a child coping with a chronic, life threatening medical condition, the hospital becomes a second home with frequent visits required for treatment. Through Lizzie’s Loot children who must regularly cope with uncomfortable procedures have something to look forward to.
Our partnership with the hospital Toy Store provides continuous items for all the children served throughout Banner- University Medical Center.
Proceeds from the sale of Lizzie's Loot cookies ensure the kids get toys!
Featured Lizzie's Loot Drive for July:
From July 6 to August 6, Grimaldi's Pizzeria Tucson location is collecting donations for Lizzie's Loot. Between the dates mentioned, you can stop by, enjoy some of their delicious pizza, and make a donation to Lizzie's Loot. Visit their website at www.grimaldispizzeria.com.
Want to partner with us?
We are always looking for churches, schools, companies and other organizations to partner with us and host a Lizzie's Loot drive. If you would like to host a Lizzie's Loot drive and be featured in the section above, please email Jacob.Barber@LizzieBell.org.
History of the Toy Box:
When Jimmy Busey was one year old, his dad David Busey made him a toy box. For years, it was just a plain, unfinished box that was never painted. After Jimmy died at age six (nearly seven), Kathy and David Droege, also bereaved parents, had the idea to use a toy box in the 3rd floor clinic at University Medical Center, Tucson. Jimmy's toy box was placed in the clinic in late 1993. David Busey painted it bright yellow, Jimmy's favorite color. Then it was taken to a monthly Candlelighters' meeting for all the children to put their handprints on it. An engraved plaque was added later.
“Last time I was at a hospital there were no toys at all. There was a little boy that got a BIG NEEDLE and was promised a toy. So after he got poked he goes to the Toy Box and starts crying, NO TOYS. I did not know what to do. The look on his face is still in my head. So please if you can, donate a toy or two - TODAY. Thank you.” - Lizzie Bell, 8 years old
Lizzie Bell of the John P. Bell Family Foundation created the “Lizzie's Loot" toy box campaign and is dedicated to keeping the toy box full.