Electric cars for kids make a great addition to a hospital’s children’s ward. However, many hospitals are unable to fund this type of addition themselves due to strict budgets. This is what makes electric cars such a great donation to the children’s wing.
If you’re looking for a sweet way to show a little love to patients and their hard-working hospital staff, consider donating a few electric cars to a local children’s ward. Here are just a few ways that kids’ electric cars can benefit children in the hospital.
They Can Make the Trip to Surgery Less Scary
At the Children’s Hospital at Leicester Royal Infirmary in England, the hospital staff is making great use of donated toy cars. Sturgess Motor Group donated five electric cars to the hospital after their original one broke.
This donation allowed kids to ride the toy cars from their ward to the operating room, making the trip to surgery much less scary. Many adults get nervous on their way into surgery, and the trip can be even more terrifying for toddlers. With these toy cars, the trip becomes a fun adventure rather than a scary one.
They Can Make Their Way Around the Hospital More Easily
Many sick kiddos have IV drips and monitors that must go with them as they move around the hospital hallways. Traditionally, this meant the kids must pull an IV stand along with them anytime they wanted to go somewhere.
But at Children’s Health of Orange County, kids are driving electric cars designed to carry IV drips or monitors for them. This makes it much easier to move around the hallways or go to the lab for testing.
Rather than being transported by a wheelchair, the kids will be able to drive themselves, granting them autonomy and independence—two things that are sometimes in short supply for long-term patients.
How To Donate
Your local children’s hospital should have information available on its website detailing the donation process and which donations they accept. Be aware that hospitals will not accept secondhand toys due to the risk of contamination. Any toys must be unused and still in their original packaging. So, if you’re trying to get rid of your kid’s old electric car, making a donation to Goodwill might be a better option.
Elegant Electronix has some fantastic ride-on car models that make great donations, such as our two-seater ride-on cars with remote controls. Of course, it’s always a good idea to check with the hospital first to ensure you purchase a model that they’ll be able to use.
Kid’s electric cars have plenty of benefits for children in the hospital, making them a great choice for your next donation.