PNC Bank and Phoenix Childrenâ€™s are joining forces this holidays season to support the hospitalâ€™s annual Toyland drive. The joint effort will ensure that the holidays are full of the joy and wonder that characterize the season for children who will spend theirs in the hospital.
â€œWe are delighted to be joining with Phoenix Childrenâ€™s as the sponsor for this yearâ€™s Toyland,â€ said Cathleen Walker, PNC regional president of Phoenix and Northern Arizona. â€œAll children deserve to experience the things that make the holidays one of the best times of the year, and unwrapping a gift is chief among those experiences for kids everywhere. We canâ€™t think of a more worthy cause than the opportunity to bring joy to Phoenix Childrenâ€™s patients.â€
Each December the event is held inside the hospital, so parents of hospitalized patients have the opportunity to shop for their children, right before the Christmas holiday, at no cost to them. The toys and other items are donated through online gift registries and the generous support from official Toyland sponsor, PNC Bank.
â€œWe are excited to be teaming up with PNC Bank,â€ said Steve Schnall, Phoenix Childrenâ€™s Hospitalâ€™s senior vice president and chief development officer. â€œToyland is an incredible event that brings joy to our hospitalized patients for illness or injury during the holidays.â€
Toys and other items can be donated through one of the Phoenix Childrenâ€™s online gift registries by visiting the gift registry page and choosing one of the items listed or people can make a financial donation. For health and safety reasons, holiday donations are not being accepted outside of the online process. Financial donations or gift cards also can be sent directly to Phoenix Children's located at 1919 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016.
This year, the shopping event will take place over two days, Dec. 23 and 24, and the gifts will be delivered to the patientâ€™s room. Parents also can choose to wrap the presents at gift wrap stations throughout the hospital.
Toyland is a great way to help patients and their families during what should be a joyous time of year. Toyland supporters are encouraged to make tax-deductible donations early as another way to help the Child Life Department and the Toyland Drive.
Toyland is made possible thanks to PNC Bank. For more information visit phoenixchildrensfoundation.org/campaign/pnc-bank-toyland/.
About PNC Bank
PNC Bank, N.A., is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit http://www.pnc.com.
About Phoenix Childrenâ€™s
Phoenix Childrenâ€™s is one of the nationâ€™s largest pediatric health systems. It comprises Phoenix Childrenâ€™s Hospitalâ€“Main Campus, Phoenix Childrenâ€™s Hospitalâ€“East Valley at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, four pediatric specialty and urgent care centers, 11 community pediatric practices, 20 outpatient clinics, two ambulatory surgery centers and six community-service-related outpatient clinics throughout the state of Arizona. The system has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families for more than 35 years. Phoenix Childrenâ€™s Care Network includes more than 850 pediatric primary care providers and specialists who deliver care across more than 75 subspecialties. For more information, visit phoenixchildrens.org.