Arkansas Children’s is accepting toy donations Friday as part of its annual Festival of Stars event. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on December 10, there is a curbside depot for new and unused toys at Arkansas Children’s Northwest on Gene George Blvd in Springdale. Toys donated to the Festival of Stars help families create a vacation experience they might not otherwise be able to provide for their hospitalized children. The toys help stock a special store at Children’s called Snowflake Shoppe. Parents and caregivers can choose gifts for their hospitalized child or siblings at no cost. KC Tucker’s son Jimi has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. She said the toys he received at Children’s were an important part of his recovery. “I think adults are very focused on medicine, healing and improving,” Tucker told 40/29 News. “But when you’re 3 or 4 or even 10, even when you’re not feeling well, you still want to play, you still want to have fun and do fun things.” There are many ways besides a physical drop-off to donate to the Festival of Stars, including online purchases from a registry, or even a simple monetary gift. Find more information here.

Arkansas Children’s is accepting toy donations Friday as part of its annual Festival of Stars event.

From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on December 10, there is a curbside depot for new and unused toys at Arkansas Children’s Northwest on Gene George Blvd in Springdale.

Toys donated to the Festival of Stars help families create a vacation experience they might not otherwise be able to provide for their hospitalized children.

The toys help stock a special store at Children’s called Snowflake Shoppe. Parents and caregivers can choose gifts for their hospitalized child or siblings at no cost.

KC Tucker’s son Jimi has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. She said the toys he received at Children’s were an important part of his recovery.

“I think adults are very focused on medicine, healing and improving,” Tucker told 40/29 News. “But when you’re 3 or 4 or even 10, even when you’re not feeling well, you still want to play, you still want to have fun and do fun things.”

There are many ways besides a physical deposit to donate to the Festival of Stars, including online purchases from a registry, or even a simple monetary gift. Find more information here.