GRINCH Winter Wonderland!


2018
GRINCH WINTER WONDERLAND!

Holiday Decorating  
Every December the Healing Hunter Foundation sweetly transforms the entire Oncology Unit at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital into a magical winter wonderland.  Themed differently every year, the heart-felt unit has been sweetly taken over by   Superheroes, Frozen, the Trolls, and most recently Dr. Seuss’ Grinch and Cindy Lou Who.  This event requires several hours of shopping and several hours of ornament organizing and prepping.  The day-of decorating involves coordination with 15 volunteers, the hospital staff and the local fire department.  Decorating takes an entire day to complete and the stunning wonderland is on display the entire month of December for all to enjoy.  This event has been featured on the news almost every single year and truly makes a huge difference during the holidays.  At a time when kids should be beaming with hope and joy and holiday cheer, they are seriously deep, deep,    down in the trenches battling a very deadly disease that could possibly take their life.  They need to know they are not forgotten about, and that there is an entire community out here supporting    them and encouraging them and cheering them on.  They, unfortunately, can’t be home for the holidays, so we’ll most lovingly, bring the bright, beaming holidays to them.

Items in Need                                                                  
Grinch Decorations                                     $25 - $50 Gift Cards to the following:
Cindy Lou Who Decorations                      Michaels
Dr. Seuss Decorations                                 JoAnn’s
Lime Green Ornament Balls                       Target
Silver Ornament Balls                                 Fred Meyer
Silver Tinsel
Lime Green Tinsel

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Surprise Santa Sacks                                                 
Every Christmas Eve, customized Santa Sacks are surprise delivered to the children’s oncology unit at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital where they are quietly snuck into their rooms by the amazing nursing staff so that the kiddos can wake up to a fabulous heart-felt surprise on Christmas Day.   This project takes several hours of shopping and organizing the week-of Christmas.  Lists of ages and genders and special likes & interests are given out as they are admitted into the unit, and the shopping begins.  The items are then very generously stuffed into cool, traveling totes, decorated Santa style and finished off with glitter and tinsel and a little splash of love.  In addition to patient Santa Sacks, Sibling Sacks are also customized and gifted since siblings spend an enormous amount of time in the hospital as well, supporting their loved one.  The holidays are meant to be a time for unlimited sweetness for children as they think about life and all of its beauty and everything it has to offer.  All of that is put on hold when you are fighting childhood cancer.  Parents are occupied with serious medical questions and conditions, financial and insurance worries, jobs…and overall life.  Holiday shopping is usually far from their minds or very hard to accomplish with their new life circumstances.  We’re there to deliver smiles, hope, love and just a little bit of a sweet distraction that is so very much needed at this challenged moment in time.  

We are given ages, genders and special likes and interests the week-of Christmas and have a more detailed list of what is needed at that time.  In the meantime, we collect cool, more generic, items that could be used by several different ages and genders.


Examples of Generic Items in Need                                                                        
Soft Blankets                                       $5 - $50 Gift Cards to the following:
Stuffed Animals                                   Starbucks
Water Bottles                                        Fred Meyer
Hot Beverage Bottles                           Target
Fun Totes                                              Safeway

See below for complete Toy Wish List

You can also visit our Amazon Wish List and have items sent directly to the foundation! 

Email ldthawley@healinghunterfoundation.org for address.

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The Healing Hunter Foundation is an official 501(c)(3) 
that delivers nothing but love and sweetness.



This is actually Hunter’s Grinch 😍

It was sweetly waiting on his bed for him one time during Christmas when we were admitted to Doernbechers for a long winters stay. 

In addition to our super cuddly Hunter Bear, this fabulous Grinch stuffie also gets a whole lotta special love and snuggles ❤️

We’ll be transforming the kiddos Oncology Unit again this year for the holidays on December 1st for the 7th year in a row, and since the Grinch was just released, it only seemed fitting to create the magical wonderland of Whoville!!

#WOOT Bring on the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who ❤️

#theGRINCH #MagicalWinterWonderland #WhovilleRocks #DrSeuss #OHSUdoernbecherchildrenshospital #HolidayDecorating #SpreadingGrinchCheer #HealingHunterFoundation #MakingaSweetDifference #HunterZenRocksOn



Healing Hunter Foundation’s
Toy Wish List

Infant & Toddler Items
(Preferred brands - Melissa & Doug, Fisher Price, Sassy, Infantino, 
The First Years, Little Tikes, Playskool, Leapfrog & Baby Einstein)
Rattles & Teething Toys
Activity Gyms and Play Mats
Crib Toys
Early Development / Learning Toys
Board Books
Lights and Sounds Toys
Duplo Building Blocks
Action and Activity Toys
Large Cars, Trucks and Trains
One Piece Outfits and Socks

Games, Toys, Dolls and Action Figures
Handheld Games
Card Games
Legos and Lego Kits (all ages)
Bionicles
Technics
Nerf Sports Items
Medium size Cars and Trucks
Remote Control Cars and Trucks
Trains, Planes and Motorcycles
Baby Dolls, Clothes and Accessories
Popular Action Figures and Characters

Arts / Crafts and Activities
Art and Craft Kits (Klutz and others)
Bead Kits (Large and Small)
Scrapbooking Kits
Sketch Pads
Coloring Books
Stickers
PlayDoh Kits
Sculpey Clay
Model Magic (Small Packages)
Model Car Kits (Levels 2 and 3)
Model Car Non-Toxic Paint and Glue
Oil Pastels
Gel Pens
Washable Crayola Brand - Colored Pencils, Markers & Crayons

Teen Items 
$5, $10, $20 Gift Cards (Target, Best Buy, Visa/MC, Fred Meyer, etc.)
Items from Popular Athletic Teams, (Hats, Posters, Shirts, etc.)
Teen Magazines, (Cosmo Girl, Teen Vogue, etc.)
Sports & Car Magazines
Trivia Books
Advanced Art Kits
Journals
Nail Polish and Nail Polish Kits
Pajama Bottoms, Sweat Pants and T-Shirts

Electronics and Accessories
PS2 and PS3 Games (Rated E Preferred)
Nintendo DS Systems and Games
PSP Systems and Games
DVDs (Newly Released, PG-13 and Lower)
Portable Music Systems
Popular Music CDs