Christmas Season 2020
Henson’s Heroes, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is beginning preparations for its 9th annual Henson’s Heroes Holiday Toy Drive for Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. As the holiday season is quickly approaching, we understand you may be looking for meaningful opportunities to positively impact our community.
Over the past eight years, Henson’s Heroes has donated over $360,000 worth of items to benefit patients, patient families, and staff of Children’s Mercy Hospital. To ensure the continued success of our holiday efforts again this year, we are seeking sponsors and donor contributions, to be done monetarily via our online fundraising options. Due to Covid-19 and the safety of our staff and patients at CMH, we have decided to take PayPal and or other monetary donations only this year. All funds that are collected are used to purchase gifts or other items of need for patients, their families, and staff of Children’s Mercy Hospital. THIS YEAR ALL DONATIONS WILL BE GIVEN DIRECTLY TO CMH TO PURCHASE THE ITEMS NEEDED SAFELY AND BY THE CMH STAFF. Henson’s Heroes is run solely by volunteers, 100% of proceeds are donated, and as a 501(c)(3), all contributions made to Henson’s Heroes are deductible under section 170 of Internal Revenue Code.
Our success over the past 8 years has grown to create even more blessings. In 2014, Children’s Mercy Hospital opened the “Snowflake Shoppe” within the hospital. With the donations of generous donors and sponsors, like you, the hospital was able to provide a store for patient families for the holidays. Each family was gifted with tickets and allowed to shop free of charge for their children. Not only was this a relief to families struggling with finances, but also to parents who were simply not focused on leaving their children’s side to go shopping. By providing this shopping experience IN the hospital they were able only leave their sick child for a short time, remain in the building, and make their holiday brighter.
If you would like to help fulfill our mission this year, and in the years to come, we would love to have your support. All donors will be recognized at our events and on our website.
Please mail your donation to: Henson’s Heroes, P.O. Box 411, Lawson, MO 64062. You can also contact us directly with any questions, or to set up your own Toy Drive. We plan to have a “Stuff the Bus” campaign just before the holidays whereby you can bring all that you collect. Please consider helping Raegan, Caleb, and Henson’s Heroes make a difference in the lives of Kansas City children and their families.