Jack's Toy Shop is a special place where donated toys, games, and activities are collected for children undergoing treatment for cancer at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
The toy shop is named after Jack Bartosz who valiantly fought neuroblastoma for nearly seven years with a smile on his face and hope in his heart. In his memory, the I Back Jack Foundation donated $50,000 to establish Jack’s Toy Shop as a final gift before sunsetting the organization and transitioning to Gold In September (G9), an effort founded by Jack’s sister Annie.
Patients being treated at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin are offered an opportunity to ‘shop’ for a smile and hope by receiving an item from Jack’s Toy Shop. An orange toy cart makes the rounds to patients who are unable to visit the shop in person.
Most big toy drives are done around the holidays, but kids are in the hospital every day of the year. G9 intends to keep the inspiration of the I Back Jack Foundation and Jack Bartosz alive by encouraging support of Jack's Toy Shop year-round. Think of turning your next special occasion into an opportunity to donate and bring smiles to kids.
Donation specifics: toys should be new, unused, unwrapped, and in their original packaging. And teens especially appreciate donations of iTunes, App Store, and Amazon gift cards.
For those wanting to learn more about donating toys, visit Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.