Flannan House will continue Trinity’s incredible legacy of collecting for Jarrett’s Joy Cart immediately following Spring Break. Here are the details:
Collection dates: April 9 – 20.
New toys will be collected for pediatric patients – community members are most welcome to donate!
Bins will be located in the school’s rotunda, in the library and in Flannan Advisor Mr. Wilson’s room, F237.
At the conclusion of the drive, Flannan House members will deliver the toys to Jarrett’s Joy Cart.
When Jarrett was 2-1/2 years old, he was diagnosed with a bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma. By the time he was 13, Jarrett had dealt with cancer six times. As a patient himself, Jarrett knew that being in the hospital could be scary at times. He realized the importance of knowing that someone else was thinking about him as well. For this reason he started Jarrett’s Joy Cart, a program which brings new toys to children in the hospital. His ultimate project goals were to bring some excitement and joy into every child’s hospital stay. He wanted the children to know that someone out there was thinking about them. He always stressed that it wasn’t just about the toy but the caring. While Jarrett is no longer with us, his ideals, goals, and most importantly, his joy remains.