A patient’s parent signs him or her up at OU Children’s Hospital, providing information about favorite colors, toys, themes, etc. and a volunteer elf shops for that child for holiday gifts. For an example, the Elf’s information might be, “Your patient is Sam, he’s 4 and he loves Ninja Turtles and his favorite color is green.”
The elf shops for the child (the guideline is $50 – $75) and delivers them to Ally’s House, and we deliver these to the patient. Usually the Elf receives a thank you from their child after the holidays.