Coloring Book Drive - Going on NOW! 2023/2024
Help Caitlin’s Smiles Collect 33,000 Coloring Books for Children in Medical Facilities!
33,000 children in hospitals received coloring activities from Caitlin’s Smiles last year. Coloring activities go out through our Bag of Smiles and Coping Kit programs. Bags of Smiles are sent to hospitals to give to children staying overnight. Coping Kits are provided for kids who are spending time in clinics, emergency departments, and other medical offices. Coloring provides a calming activity for pediatric patients.
The coloring books that we receive through donations go out to the hospitals as quickly as they come through the door. Coloring books are needed for kids of all ages (age 2- 17). This is where you can help. Supporters are asked to have coloring book collections at their workplaces, places of worship, clubs, schools, neighborhoods and anywhere else you can think of. Plan a coloring book drive for the holidays. MLK Day of Service or another holiday/event. Please include adult coloring books for the teenaged pediatric patients. Please NO coloring books featuring holidays or religion.
Visit our Amazon Wish List for ideas. Save yourself a trip and have your donation shipped directly to Caitlin’s Smiles at 3303 North 6th Street., Harrisburg, PA 17110. Make sure to have the retailer include your information so we know who the donation is from.
Not able to have a supply drive? Be a Coloring Book Sponsor by donating $100 or more. Click on our Donate button right here on the website. Or send a check to our office at 3303 North 6th St., Harrisburg, PA 17110. Be sure to mark in the notes that your donation is for coloring books. In return, we’ll recognize your donation on social media and display your company/organization name at our office.
Donations are accepted NOW! Caitlin’s Smiles is located at 3303 N. 6th St., Harrisburg, PA 17110. Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you are unable to deliver during those times, contact us at Office.CaitlinsSmiles@Comcast.Net to make other arrangements.
Please fill out our In-Kind Donation form and bring it with you when you drop off your coloring book donations.
In-Kind donation form
Please complete this form and include it with your craft supply donations! If you direct ship your donation of goods, you can email us this completed form. Thanks!Download Form
Craft Supply Drive
Have a craft drive at your school, workplace, place of worship, or other location for Caitlin’s Smiles. You can collect one or two items, such as Play-Doh® and coloring books, or use our wish list to collect a variety of craft items. All items must be new and in original packaging. You can use this flyer or make one of your own.
Items needed to help fill our Bags of Smiles, Coping Kits, and Craft Kits.
Have your donation shipped directly to Caitlin’s Smiles. Our address is 3303 N. 6th St., Harrisburg, PA 17110
Special occasion donations
Turn your special occasion (birthday, anniversary, wedding, graduation, etc.) into one that spreads smiles to hospitalized children. Ask your loved ones to donate an item from our Our Top Ten Wish List instead of gifting you.