9th Annual (2020) 

Julia Cobb – JuCan Foundation Toy Drive & Adopt-a-Family


Sponsor Application 

The JuCan Foundation Annual Toy Drive is patterned after 8 yr old Julia Cobb’s own heart. It began in 2012 when she hand-delivered toys that she collected and shopped for during her treatment for bone cancer. Ju wanted every child to have a great Christmas and experience the magic of toys under the tree. What started as just a small toy collections of toys in 2012, has grown to JuCan collecting over 123,000 toys in the Houston community over 7 years. Please help carry on Julia Cobb’s legacy of giving to make our 8th year a giant success for families in cancer treatment. SHARE THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS!

The toy drive benefits the MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital (Santa’s Workshop) & The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center in Houston, Texas, in addition to JuCan Families in cancer treatment.  Families in need of assistance with Christmas are nominated to our foundation through hospitals and other local organizations.  JuCan works to connect these families with a sponsor.  Please complete the online application if you are interested in sponsoring a family or an “In-Kind” gift.    

  1. Register your organization as a collection center by contacting Jennifer at 713-413-7547 or complete the online application.   Volunteer to help deliver/ pickup collection boxes, adopt a “JuCan” family and fulfill their Christmas wish list. You can also donate online and designate your gift to the “2019 Toy Drive.” 100% of the proceeds go towards the toy drive & families in cancer treatment. 


Our Generous Partners 

Abacus Plumbing & Air Conditioning
4001 Kendrick Plaza Drive
Houston, 77032

Pearland Parkway

Crepes – Waffles – Coffee
Houston, Texas 

El Bolillo Bakery
2421 S. Wayside Dr.
Houston, TX. 77023

EL TORO Mexican Restaurants


Home Depot

Thank you for sharing hope with children and families in cancer treatment.
#JuCan – #TogetherWeCan – GODCAN!!!!

(In Picture) Julia Cobb delivers toys to MD Anderson (2012) in the "JuCan" 1st Annual Toy Drive.


MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital Wish List


The Child Life Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital is grateful for the generosity of the community toprovide toys and supplies to our patients and families.  If you would like to make a donation, please use the Wish List as a guide.

Your in-kind gifts, as well as monetary gifts to the JuCan Foundation are always appreciated and will be used to directly support the pediatric patients and their families. You can give online at www.JuCanFoundation.org/donate or contact Jennifer Cobb, 713-413-7547.


No stuffed animals or used toys can be accepted due to the patient s compromised immune system and risk for infection. Alldonations must be new, unwrapped and in their original packaging. Please no bikes, scooters, ripsticks, etc.

 Toddlers (1 to 2 years)

  • Light, sound and pop-up toys
  • Sorting/stacking toys
  • Beginning cars and trucks
  • Fisher-Price Little People play sets
  • Duplo blocks


Pre-School/School-Age (3 to 12 years)

  • Trains, especially Thomas the Train
  • Wooden knob puzzles
  • Cars and trucks
  • Dolls, especially hard plastic dolls (multicultural)
  • Made to Move Barbies
  • Ken dolls
  • Travel games
  • Little People (also extra people/animals)
  • Peppa Pig items
  • My Little Pony items
  • Puppy Dog Pals items
  • Toy Story items
  • PJ Masks items
  • Paw Patrol items
  • Daniel Tiger items
  • Pete the Cat items
  • Trolls items
  • Octonauts items
  • Mickey & Minnie Mouse items
  • Littlest Pet Shop items
  • Monster Trucks
  • Kinetic Sand
  • Play mats
  • Action figures (esp. Super Heroes)
  • Balls (sports and Nerf)
  • Stress Balls
  • Dinosaurs or Animal Toys
  • K’nex
  • Magna Tiles
  • Goldieblox engineering sets
  • Lego and Bionicle kits
  • Monopoly (4)
  • Chutes and Ladders (4)
  • Hungry Hippos (2)
  • Fuzzy posters
  • Light spinner wands
  • Model Magic
  • Play food (and multicultural food)
  • Matchbox cars
  • Play-Doh and accessories
  • Remote control cars and trucks
  • Video games for Wii, PS3, PS4, Xbox 0ne
  • Recent DVDs
  • Fisher Price MD kits
  • Decks of cards
  • UNO/UNO Splash/UNO Flip
  • Skip Bo cards
  • 24-100 piece cardboard puzzles
  • Backpacks (especially for boys)



Teenagers/Young Adults (Ages 13 to 25)

  • $10-$20 gift cards- iTunes, Target, GameStop , Best Buy, etc.
  • $5 gift cards to iTunes, Chik-fil-A, Starbucks
  • Amazon & Google Play gift cards

Steam gift cards

  • X-box and PS gift cards
  • Bathrobes
  • Blankets
  • Wireless earbuds/headphones
  • Protein shake bottles
  • Water bottles/tumblers/yeti
  • Wristlets/clutches
  • Popsockets
  • Sports balls (tennis/football)
  • Hats
  • Hair ties
  • Rubix cube/wood box puzzles
  • Socks – funny prints and fuzzy socks
  • “Man jewelry” – necklaces, bracelet
  • Temporary tattoos (fake tattoo sleeves)
  • Bath and beauty gift sets
  • Manicure supplies
  • Craft kits
  • Hats/T-shirts- Texans, Astros, Rockets
  • Leather Journals and writing supplies
  • Professional grade make up brushes
  • Eye masks
  • False Eyelashes
  • NailArt Tools
  • Lip gloss
  • Nerf basketball sets, over the door basketball
  • Pajama pants (boys and girls)
  • 3D Puzzles
  • Adult coloring books
  • Quality art supplies (colored pencils, fine markers, drawing tablets, etc.)
  • Card games
  • Recent DVDs
  • Headphones
  • Video games for Wii, PS3, PS4, Xbox 0ne
  • Controllers for PS4, Wii, XBox
  • Teen board games
  • Portable cell phone chargers/power banks
  • Fujifilm lnstax share Bluetooth printers
  • Portable Bluetooth speakers
  • Smartphone projector
  • Popular Culture Merchandise
  • Sticker mosaic books

Craft Supplies

  • Beads (Pony, Glass, Jewelry making)
  • Charm bracelet kits
  • Character Stickers
  • Color Wonder Products
  • Construction Paper
  • Crayola Colored Pencils
  • Crayola Crayons (Washable)
  • Crayola Markers (Washable)
  • Fabric markers
  • Fabric activities- bags, pillowcases, hats
  • Glitter Pens
  • Gel pens
  • Aqua Dots
  • Glitter Dots
  • Scissors
  • Large mixing bowls (2)
  • Small mixing bowls (2)
  • Plastic mixing spoons
  • Paint pens
  • Paint brushes (preschool to professional quality)
  • Canvases – variety of sizes
  • Crayola Paint (12 pot pack)
  • Sketch pads
  • Drawing and shading pencils
  • Fine point markers
  • Fujifilm Instax film
  • Prepackaged Craft Kits – for teens
  • Scrapbook Kits/Supplies
  • Wooden craft kits
  • Word Search, Crossword Puzzle books (small / LARGE print)
  • Snap Models with decals (limit glue and paint fumes)


Specialty Items:

  • MediKin Medical Dolls
  • Chemo Ducks (especially for port access) www.chemoduck.com
  • DSLR Canon Camera for our patients interested in photography
  • Polaroid Cameras and film
  • iPad Mini
  • GoPro + Jaws Clamp Mount
  • Snoezelen Solar Effects Projector – For patient use in CT Scan and other areas of the hospital


Specialty  Programming:

  • Photography Classes
  • Martial Arts/Meditation/Yoga Classes
  • Music lessons (i. guitar, DJ-ing, digital music production)
  • Screen printing/Print making Lessons
  • Cooking Classes
  • Make-up Lessons

Share the Magic of Christmas

For Families in Cancer Treatment

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Contact: Jennifer Cobb 

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