Addy’s Giving Heart

We are a 501{c}{3} non-profit organization. Our mission is to carry on the legacy of an angel, spreading kindness one box/bag at a time. When we started in 2013 our goal was to provide individual boxes of toys to children in area hospitals. Since then we have expanded to providing hygiene/toy bags to children in need. Our new goal is to help a child in need anyway we can.

Is there a charge?

No Charge!!! This is a FREE service...

What ages are the boxes for?

We do boxes from 0 to age 10, Girl boxes or Boy boxes...

Do we accept donations?

Yes we accept Monetary donations, that can be sent via paypal, or cash or check, written out to Addy's Giving Heart. We also accept toy donations as well as small crafts and puzzles for our boxes. These items must be new due to hospital Policy. For our Hygiene/toy bags we are able to accept gently used toys and books, New basic hygiene products such as Shampoo, toothpaste and tooth brushes you can see a full list of donations we accept on our "Wish List" Donations page.  

How we started

Addy's Giving HeartAddy’s Giving Heart started in March of 2013, in memory of Addison (Addy) Cook. Addy was a bright, loving 8 year old, who loved life and everyone in it. She was always happy, with a smile on her face even through all she endured. Addy had a pediatric stroke at 5 months and because of that she had several different types of seizures. She endured many lengthy stays in hospitals, recuperating from seizures. Trying to find something to fill the long hours Addy, with her giving heart, always thought of other children on the Pediatric floor. and if they had toys or something to play with while they were there. Addy’s life ended February 24th, 2013 when she was only 8 years old. For the full account of Addy's life, please continue here.

The Goal of Addy's Giving Heart

  • To fill individual bags of toys for children
  • To give to sick children in hospitals, or at home.
  • To help impoverished families with basic hygiene products and school supplies.
  • Carrying on the legacy of Addy Cook.

Addy's Giving Heart Lives On In Us...

In her memory, and as she smiles down on us we want to give to other children in hospitals, bringing them a box filled with goodies spreading kindness one box at a time... To date we have delivered over 10,000 individual boxes/bags of toys and over 6000 hygiene bags. We have also been able to help around 60 families in spreading a little holiday cheer to those in need.