Mercyhealth Development Foundation Hosts Toy Drive For Pediatric Patients

ROCKFORD, Illinois—Mercyhealth is excited to announce it will be spreading holiday cheer to pediatric patients with its annual Holiday Toy Drive, Thursday, December 13, sponsored by the Mercyhealth Development Foundation. Festivities begin at 7:30 am in Café 2400 of Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital–Rockton, located at 2400 N. Rockton Avenue, with breakfast, holiday music, and a special visit from Santa!

You can help us by:

  • Bringing new toys to the Toy Drive located in Café 2400 at Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital–Rockton (follow signs to cafeteria), the Foundation office (first floor of the Ingersoll Building at 2400 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford), or drop-off sites including: Starbucks (Forest Plaza on E. State St. and N. Perryville Rd.); Meg’s Daily Grind (N. Alpine & N. Perryville Roads); Mary’s Market (E. State St., N. Alpine & N. Perryville Roads); and/or:
  • Making a monetary donation as an individual or corporate sponsor by visiting: and clicking on the Holiday Toy Drive button.

Toys and monetary donations from the Toy Drive make a tremendous difference to a child facing illness or injury. Toys are distributed year-round to playrooms, therapy departments, and waiting areas at Mercyhealth, and are also given as gifts to hospitalized children during the holidays.

Mercyhealth is the region’s pediatric leader in caring for infants, children and adolescents. As a state-designated Regional Perinatal Center covering an 11-county area, we offer the only Level III (highest level) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, including a Small Baby Unit, the largest Pediatric Unit, the only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, along with pediatric emergency services, high-risk maternity care, and over 50 pediatric and OB specialists. We treat nearly 2,000 pediatric patients each year (not including healthy newborns).

If you are interested in attending the Toy Drive, please RSVP by Dec. 6 by calling (815) 971-4141 or emailing Sponsorship opportunities are still available by contacting the Foundation at (815) 971-4141, or by visiting

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