TPS 6th grader launches donation drive for hospitalized children

Instead of receiving gifts, a Tecumseh student is going to be the one delivering presents this year and it’s all for a good cause.

Brandon Bemis, a 6th grader at Tecumseh Compass Learning Center, has started a donation drive and he’s hoping you’ll donate for his birthday.

Every year, Brandon picks a charity, either a hospital or animal shelter, and asks for people to donate for his birthday. This year, Brandon has chosen Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Brandon knows every little bit helps.

"The reason why I chose Mott is because the kids there are going through rough times and I want to be able to give them as many donations as possible,” said Brandon. “My hope is that these donations will help keep their mind off of why they are in the hospital, even if it is just for a short period of time."

With your help, Brandon believes he can make that happen.

The donation drive is going on right now and runs through March 19thThere’s a donation box located at the front office at Compass Learning Center (307 Maumee Street).

Donations that are being accepted:

Infant-Toddler (newborn to 2 years)
• Fisher Price Aquarium
• HoMedics Lullaby Sound Spa
• Munchkin Lulla-Vibe
• Fisher Price Laugh and Learn toys
• Oballs
• Rattles and teethers

Preschool (3 to 5 years)
• Stuffed animals (individually wrapped/boxed)
• Duplo blocks
• Melissa and Doug wooden toys
• Fisher Price doctor kits
• Barbie/Disney dolls
• Imaginext figures
• Plastic baby dolls (no cloth bodies)
• Hot Wheels cars
• Thomas the Train
• Play-Doh and tools
• Paw Patrol toys
• Mickey Mouse and Friends toys

School Age (6 to 10 years)
• Action figures
• Barbie dolls
• Art sets
• Craft Kits
• Melissa and Doug wooden crafts
• Stuffed animals (individually wrapped/boxed)
• Lego sets
• Large cars and trucks
• Card games (Uno, Skip-Bo, Phase 10)
• Nintendo DS systems and games
• Xbox 360 games

Teen (11 to 16 years)
• Adult coloring books
• Colored pencils (Crayola or RoseArt)
• Headphones/earbuds
• Nerf basketball hoops
• Make-up sets
• Nail polish
• Nintendo DS and Xbox 360 games
• College/sports apparel