NEWS | March 8, 2017

Doctor kit toys and infant rattle drive hosted at Republic FC headquarters


Photo of child with doctor kit
Doctor kit toys are used at UC Davis Children's Hospital for medical play and help increase children's understanding about their hospitalization.

UC Davis Children's Hospital is accepting doctor kit toys and infant rattle donations now through Tuesday, March 14 at the Republic FC headquarters in Sacramento.

All items should be new and unwrapped. The donation drop-off site will be at the Republic FC headquarters and Team Store, 2421 17th Street, Suite 100, Sacramento.

Doctor kit toys and infant rattles will go to the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department, which helps to minimize the anxiety of hospitalization, increase understanding and strengthen coping skills while helping children to continue their typical growth and development.

"Thank you to Republic FC and their fans for helping to fulfill our needs. We use the doctor kits to assist in medical play for our pediatric patients," said Diana Sundberg, manager of the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. "It's one way that our staff can explain medical treatments that our children will experience and it provides an opportunity for children to develop their understanding and control."

For more information about UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department, visit their web page.

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital providing care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for its critically ill patients, as well as the West Coast's only level I children's surgery center. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. For more information, visit