Even for our bravest young patients, staying at a hospital and being away from home can be scary. But being surrounded by toys and stuffed animals can make all the difference in helping to comfort all the kids who stay with us at Inova Children’s Hospital.

Your financial support can make a difference in the lives of these incredible kids who need our support right now. Can you help us replenish our supplies for our young patients by making an online donation to our toy drive?

Donate to Poppy’s Virtual Toy Express

Poppy's Toy Express

When 5-year-old Poppy was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia four days before Christmas in 2018, it was devastating. During her long stay at Inova Children’s Hospital, however, she became known as “the welcome wagon” of the 10th floor. She’d fill up her red wagon with new LEGO® sets, toys and books and pull it down the hall to surprise the kids with gifts when they were feeling down.

Poppy is now in remission and on another mission with Poppy’s Toy Express. Because of #COVID, she can’t deliver toys to Inova this year, so she’s raising money for a virtual toy drive.

Items Inova Children’s Hospital Will Purchase for the Toy Drive


  • Gifts for Teens
  • Barbies/Dolls
  • Play food and Kitchen toys
  • Latex-Free Character Band-Aids
  • Art Supplies
  • Board/Card games
  • Role Playing Games
  • Lego sets
  • Action Figures
  • Play-doh

Are You Ready to Make a Larger Gift?


Please contact Taylor Tomczyk ichdonations@inova.org or 703-776-7149 or make a donation online.

Thank you so much in advance for any help you can provide! Your donation will help comfort children during some hard times and make their hospital stay better.

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