Connecticut Valley Hospital Wish List
The following items are on the Wish List for Connecticut Valley Hospital
To be used for Bingo prizes; provide pizza for veterans after the Memorial Day Service. These moneys should be sent to Pat Rodriguez, Treasurer with a notation that they are for the CVH Fund. At Christmas we distribute holiday greetings to each veteran in residence with a $5 bill and a handmade Santa Boot with a small candy cane.
These should be clean and in good condition and for adults only. Large sizes for men are in demand especially. Some of these are used for Bingo prizes and others go directly to the Cottage where they are either given to patients in need or put in the Page Hall Boutique where they are sold at a nominal cost with moneys going to the Patient Activity Fund. The rationale behind selling rather than giving them is that it is a good experience for the patient, who hopefully will be discharged back to the community, to learn that in the "real" world things must usually be bought. The price for the patient is only nominal and one they can afford. A higher price is charged for staff members purchasing the same items. Some of the more popular items of clothing used as Bingo prizes are jeans, shirts and blouses, caps, sweat shirts and pants, and jackets.
Jewelry & Accessories
Necklaces, chains for both men and women, purses and billfolds are popular.
Sample or full size shampoo, toothpast, body wash, combs, toothbrushes, bars of soap, deoderant, etc. Must not be in glass or contain alcohol. Items such as disposible razors cannot be given as prizes, but may be given to staff for use on the units.
Jigsaw Puzzles & Board Games
Decks of Cards
These need not be new, but should be clean and in good condition.
Afghans & Lap Robes
These go primarily to the Traumatic Brain Injury and Geriatric Units.