A Way to Help Families


Children with congenital heart defects are often sent to another city (sometimes by ambulance or helicopter) to have surgery or other heart procedures. Their parents may have nothing more than the clothes they are wearing and the contents of their wallet or purse with them as they sit by a hospital bedside hoping that their child survives. Mended Little Hearts provides care bags containing toiletries and comfort items to families with children in the hospital to help show we care and to make the experience a little more tolerable.

Below is a list of items that may be inside each of our hospital care packages. New items are a must and travel size items work best inside the bags. If you would like to donate any items or hold a Care Bag Drive at your business, school, church, club or other group we will provide you with a poster or memo template and arrange to pick up any items. We appreciate every donation big or small!

  • Shampoo/Conditioner or 2 in one
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Soap/Body Wash
  • Lotion
  • Chap Stick
  • Deodorant
  • Ink Pen
  • Note Pad/Journal
  • Band aids
  • Word Search/Crossword
  • toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Color books
  • Children’s Books
  • Handmade Blankets
  • Small Stuffed Animals (new with tags)
  • Snacks – granola bars, crackers, ect.
  • Gum / Mints
  • Playing Cards
  • Tissues
  • bottled water
  • Crayons
  • Coffee Mugs
  • Magazines
  • Hot Chocolate/tea bags
  • mouthwash