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The Backpack Program

The Backpack program was started in 2013 and designed to provide a bright, new backpack to each child upon admission to 7 West. Depending upon the child’s age, the backpack is loaded with pens, pencils, crayons, a toothbrush, toothpaste, electronic games, iTunes gift cards, gift certificates for food, and many other fun items to let them know we support them in their fight. Join our sponsors in supporting Jarrett’s Backpack program through a $50 donation. Each donation helps defray the cost of the backpack and its contents.

As we seek to find new ways to provide a little joy to our patients on 7 West, we ask for your continued support to make it possible. If you know of someone dealing with childhood cancer who needs support, we are always looking for more ways to help ease the fight and help these families.

Become a regular donor and support our cause to bring smiles to the kids on 7 West.

If you own a business, are creative, or are willing to donate to our auction, please contact Dana Smith at

Our Current Needs

Due to storage, costs, and time associated with maintaining a large inventory of toys, Jarrett’s Joy Cart appreciates donations in financial form. However, toys and games are also accepted.

Toys must be new, in original packaging, or have tags attached.

If a toy needs batteries, PLEASE send them with the toy.

Jarrett’s Joy Cart presently needs the following toy donations:

Ages 0-3 years

Stacking and sorting toys
Push/pull toys
Teething toys
Music and movement toys

Ages 4-10 years

Basketball hoops (for the door)
Toy cars
Clay kits
Model cars
Building blocks
Action figures
Video games
Dress-up sets
Craft kits
Magic sets
Room decorations


Gift cards 
Model car/plane kits (no glue)
Jewelry-making kits
Any logo items: T-shirts, hats, etc.
Basketball hoops
Sports trading cards
Rope lights
Soft fleece blankets
Hand-held massagers
Room decorations (bead curtains, photo and memo boards, etc.)
Sound machines
Games (checkers, chess, Chinese checkers, etc.)
LED flashlights (pocket-size and larger)
Card games
Video games
Art kits (sketch pad w/colored pencils)
Novelty photo frames
Large gel pen sets

Volunteer Interest

  • Toy Delivery
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Silent Auction