by Keegan Miller

Beginning December 6th at 6 AM through Sunday, December 8th at 6 PM, 911 Gives Hope will be collecting toys and money at the East-side Wal-Mart on Burkhart Road in Evansville. The toys needed will be for boys, girls, and pre-teens.  The toys should be new (especially stuffed animals), and should not be wrapped. Also, Santa will be making appearances throughout the weekend!

Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Below is a list of suggested items for donation. We will be accepting toys appropriate for infants up to teens.

15 Toys Ideas for 911 Gives Hope for the Holidays


  • Big Hugs Elmo - An interactive Elmo that will keep sick kids engaged in play.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Seemingly every young boy has watched this show, young boys will have endless fun when playing with these toy sets.
  • Connect 4 Game - All board games are a great idea for 911 Gives Hope for the Holidays because they keep kids entertained and engage others as well.
  • Lego City Coast Guard Patrol- Not many things will a young boy find more interesting that a Lego set in which they can play with boats and helicopters. Bonus: You can play in bed!
  • HexBug nano V2- Bug-like robots that navigate through constructed courses, something to keep most boys busy.


  • Furby Boom - An interactive toy, improved from previous Furby toys, also allowing for apps to further interactivity.
  • Doc McStuffins Check-Up- A toy station that will reach any girl’s imagination as she pretends to be a doctor along with many other activities.
  • Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘N Play Super Star Stage- A toy set-up that allows the girl to create any concert set to rock out to.
  • Flutterbye Flying Fairy Doll- This toy would make Disney cartoons come to life with an actual flying fairy.
  • Monster High 13 Wishes Doll- Dolls that bring out the magical side of a girl’s imagination.


  • Apples to Apples Party Box The Game of Hilarious Comparisons (Family Edition) - these kids want to take their minds off their illness for even an hour or so. Board games like Apples to Apples are appropriate for the older crowd and engage friends who come to visit.
  • Teksta Robotic Puppy- This is a robotic interactive puppy that even does flips, any child would enjoy this. BONUS: no dog hair
  • Zuru Robo Fish- Robotic fish that swim around freely in the water.
  • Lego Chima Cragger’s Command Ship- A Lego swamp set that any boy would enjoy.
  • Air Hogs Elite Helix X4 Stunt- A very cool remote control aircraft, even capable of doing mid-air flips.