In addition to providing Pro Bono educational workshops to the communities we serve, we are proud to support the mission of Texas Children’s Hospital to enhance the health and well being of children locally, nationally and internationally.
These are some of the sickest children from all over the country that come to Houston to receive treatment. They stay in Houston for a prolonged period of time, and as you can imagine, this is not an easy thing for a child to go through, let alone an adult, or their parents.
One of the most in-demand items needed is Play-Doh. Due to potential exposure with infectious diseases, Play-Doh can not be shared among the children, so they need a lot of it!
Los Angeles based Therapist Joshua Beckett, LMFTsays:
“When we use our hands in novel ways, like building and creating with Play-Doh (as opposed to reactive ways, like playing a video game), we are activating our effort driven reward system — the parts of our brain that are responsible for pleasure and reward. Also, our motor cortex is taken up almost entirely by the use of our hands (and face), so we’re stimulating a large swath of our brain. So when we use our hands to create with Play-Doh, we engage our brain in ways that create new neural pathways, regulate our nervous system, and improve thinking and focus.”
Join us by donating Play-Doh and brining joy to the children receiving treatment. You can drop off your donation at our office, or we can arrange to pick them up. If you would like to ship them, please send to our office.
TCH Play-Doh Drive
C/O Tailwind Financial Strategies, LLC
1980 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 1500
Houston, TX 77056
- All items must be new and in original packaging.
- Items should not be gift wrapped.
- Texas Children’s is a non-denominational organization. We are not able to accept items with a religious theme or messaging.
- Messages should be lighthearted and bright. Please do not say “Get Well Soon,” but instead “Bringing You Sunshine” or “You’re a Great Kid.”