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 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.
- 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.
Thanks to the following businesses for being #JuCan collection centers:
Abacus Plumbing & Air Conditioning
4001 Kendrick Plaza Drive
Houston, TX, 77032
El Bolillo Bakery
2421 S. Wayside Dr.
Houston, TX. 77023
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
• Beads (pony, glass, jewelry making)• Stickers and sticker scenes• Yarn and string• Color Wonder products• Construction paper• Crayola colored pencils • Crayola crayons (washable)• Crayola markers (washable)• Fabric markers• Fabric activities – bags, pillowcases, hats• Glitter pens• Paint pens• Play-Doh and accessories• Pre-packaged craft kits• Scrapbook kits• Journals and writing supplies• Watercolor paints
• Train table for playroom• Billiards table for Teen Room• Xbox 360 system with Kinect• Wooden play kitchen for playroom• Laptops
Toys and Gifts
• Fisher-Price Little People play sets• Trains, especially Thomas the Train• GeoTrax cars and accessories• Fisher-Price Imaginext play sets• Fisher-Price medical play kits• Action figures (esp. super heroes)• Transformers• K’nex and Lego sets• Magna Doodle/Magna Doodle Pro• Matchbox cars• Princess dolls and figurines• Toddler toys (especially with lights and sounds)• Puzzles (esp. 24-48 piece)• Video games for Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, DS• New releases and recent DVDs• $10 – $20 gift cards for iTunes, Target, GameStop, Best Buy, etc.• Baby dolls (all plastic)• Dora/Diego toys• Word search, crossword puzzle books (small / large print)• Board games (all ages)• Uno and playing cards
Share the Magic of Christmas
For Families in Cancer Treatment
Contact: Jennifer Cobb