Former cancer patient Lori Bailleaux, an Orangefield 7th grader, is hosting a toy drive to assist M.D. Anderson in Houston.  Lori received radiation treatments, five days a week for two years, at the hospital. Once a patient herself, she realizes the joy these new toys bring to patients staying in the hospital.  

This is Lori’s third annual “Toy Drive With A Purpose.” Toys are sought for ages newborn to 18 years of age. Due to the health restrictions of pediatric patients, the hospital can only accept new toys in unopened packages. Checks are accepted, made out to M.D. Anderson, or cash donations can be made. 

Last year, Lori raised over $1,000 and numerous toys with the help and support of Orangefield Jr.High School, Bailey Buchanan Masonry, A.G.C. Company and Professional Health Care. The toy drive will begin Feb. 22 and continue until March 5.  Donations will be accepted at the junior high school, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
If you have any questions about the fundraiser or would like to make arrangements to donate you can contact the school at 735-6737.

 M.D. Anderson pediatric patients’ wish list:

Toy kitchen utensils, dishes and food, books, art supplies, Lego sets, X-Box games, jewelry making items,Hot Wheel cars,super heroes, action figures, Bratz dolls, Wii games, Play Station II games, DVD’s, coloring books, and formal wear (new or used) The older patients have a “prom” at the hospital , since they miss their own prom.