Since 2009, 911 Gives Hope for The Holidays has brought comfort and joy to children spending the holidays in local Hospitals. Over the years, the generous spirit of Tri-State residents has filled semi-trailer trucks, that have been distributed to Deaconess, Deaconess Gateway, St. Mary’s, Methodist Henderson, Evansville Ronald McDonald House, and the State Children’s Hospital in Evansville.

Every holiday season, for three days, police officers, firefighters, and medics camp out at the Evansville Wal-Mart East parking lot to collect toys.  Indispensable support is provided by Townsquare Media,  Henderson Chevrolet, and Wal-mart.

In 2012, 911 Gives Hope For The Holiday’s will be held on November 30th thru December 2nd at the Evansville East Side Wal-Mart. Please stop by and donate a new toy to help bring a smile to a sick kid this holiday season.

Due to the health concerns of the sick children receiving your donation, only new toys can be accepted.

When: Friday, November 30th @ 5PM - Sunday, December 2nd @ 6 PM
Where: Eastside Wal-Mart (North Burkhardt, Evansville, IN)


  • IPAD
  • DS game
  • Portable DVD player/battery operated and able to plug in
  • Music CDS for our kids to listen to.
  • DVD player
  • 2 Boom Boxes- One for each dorm
  • Wii games- E for Everyone Wii Sports
  • WU Just Dance 4
  • I-Pods-20-25 iPod shuffles Hand held games
  • Playstation 3
  • Wii Gaming System
  • Xbox 360 game system
  • Wii Games: Mario Games, Skylander, Epic Mickey, Harry Potter, Xbox Games: Avengers, toy Story, Sports, Angry Birds Playstation 3 Games: Transformers, Spiderman, Sports, Extra wii remotes
  • Extra Playstation remotes
  • Extra Xbox 360 remotes
  • LeapFrog Leap Pad Explorer (x6)
  • Leap Pad Games
  • VTECH Inno Tab 2 (x6) — Learning Tablet
  • Innotab games — Dora, Mickey Mouse, Sponge Bob, Toy Story, Princess Fisher Price Sing A-long
  • VTECH GO GO Smart Wheels


  • Board games
  • Cards
  • Games- Mystery Mansion game  (please no chutes and ladders, Boggle or candy land)
  • Are you smarter than a 5th grader game
  • Animal games
  • Fashion games
  • Sorry
  • Monopoly
  • Outrageous
  • Trouble
  • Card games- regular, Uno, Skip Bo, You Gotta Be Kidding, larkle Flip, Phase 10, Pictionary,
  • Monopoly Deal Card Game, Word Shout, Spoons
  • Uno
  • Battleship


  • Infant toys rattles, musical toys, light up toys
  • 3 highchairs
  • 4 bumpo seats with attachable trays used to eat 2 bouncy seats
  • 2 baby swings
  • Laugh and Learn Dance and Play Puppy


  • Battery operated car to drive into surgery (big enough for 7-8yr) Ex: jeep
  • Pop up toys with switches and buttons to pop up animals
  • Cause and effect toys
  • Shape sorters
  • Big plastic blocks to stack
  • Plastic animals/characters/farm animals/zoo animals (not too little)
  • Barbie dolls
  • Ninja turtle toys
  • Power ranger toys
  • Disney character toys/ characters for boys and girls
  • Appropriate toys for 1 to 3 year olds are always needed.
  • Wooded puzzles for 1 to 4yr
  • Mr. Potato head
  • Cars, trucks, and matchbox cars
  • Balls
  • Pretend toys phones, tools
  • Baby dolls
  • Any toy where you put something in. Such as pig that you put plastic money piece in and it sings.(Fischer Price)
  • Figurines cartoon characters.
  • Toys- Matchbox cars and race tracks- Hot Wheel sets Barbie playhouse
  • Larger toy items for the toy rooms like playsets Dress up toys
  • Building blocks and lego sets
  • Matchbox pop up Play sets
  • Choo Choo
  • Spiderman Stunt City Play Set
  • Chuck Talking Tonka Truck
  • Batman Stunt City Play Set
  • Minnie Mouse Boutique Toys
  • Winnie the Pooh Bounce Bounce Tigger
  • Seasame Street Elmo Speedway
  • Fisher Price Dora Toys
  • Legos
  • Mega Blocks for preschoolers
  • Hello Kitty Toys Little Tykes
  • Playskool
  • Fisher Price
  • Xbox 360 games – Rated “E” for Everyone
  • Nintendo Wii Games
  • Board or Card games for teens


  • Items from scrap booking for teenagers/paper and decorations
  • Markers/colored pencils and doodle books/pads for older kids
  • Painting kits/craft items to make
  • Jewelry and bead making sets
  • Wooded craft items to put together(boys love that)
  • Paint and brushes
  • Crayola Color Explosion Glow Board
  • Crayola Jewelry Boutique
  • Crayola Color Explosion Glow book
  • Crayola Color Wonder Sets
  • Play-Doh and Playdoh sets
  • Stickers
  • Fuzzy posters with markers
  • Teen craft supplies
  • Crayola Wonder and Explosion
  • Clay or Play-Doh
  • Water colors, finger paint, and acrylic paints
  • Paint brushes or painting tools
  • Jewelry kits
  • All inclusive craft kits
  • Foam Crafts
  • Collage items
  • Canvas boards for painting – any size
  • Paint by number
  • Crayola crayons and colored pencils
  • Crayola washable paints and markers
  • Wood crafts
  • Construction Paper


  • Videos-School House Rock
  • Animal or Science videos Latest Disney videos
  • Here Comes Science


  • Board books
  • Interactive Books
  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Books – new popular children’s and teen books, multicultural, puzzle books
  • Relaxation music, classical music, nature or lullaby CD’s
  • Books- Dr Seuss books
  • Word search books
  • I Spy books
  • Short stories for bedtime


  • Cardboard books for our younger ones
  • Crossword books. Search word books.
  • Rug with outline of streets/city
  • Pillow pets
  • Boy and Girl Journals
  • DVD’s (G, PG & PG-13 rated new releases preferred)
  • Car Models
  • Wood projects
  • Character coloring books
  • Lego Sets, including Bionicles
  • Bubbles
  • Infant toys, new socks, new onesies
  • Children’s new underwear – all sizes
  • New stuffed animals
  • Blankets, quilts and afghans


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