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Financial Assistance




To provide support, comfort, and basic financial assistance to pediatric patients, their caregivers, and their medical providers.



Tough Tots Fund, Inc. (“TTF”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity that was established by two parents about 12 months after their two-day old baby was admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit due to a serious medical condition. After nearly two weeks of the whole family “living” at the hospital, their newborn was discharged with months of post-hospitalization treatment ahead. Because of excellent medical care and ongoing support from family and friends, she has made a wonderful recovery. 

“When our baby left the PICU, it quickly became clear... More >>

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TTF Wish list

Tough Tots accepts both financial donations and physical donations of kid-friendly comfort items.

Below is a list of the most popular donated items that TTF will accept and deliver directly to those in need. If you prefer to make a financial donation, please visit the "Donate Now" button at the top right of the page. Thank you!

  • New/unopened stuff animals with embroidered eyes (no "button" eyes that can be removed)

  • Soft blankets

  • Boy and Girl soft crib sheet

  • Fun XL Twin Sheet sets for boy and girl

  • Board books

  • Wipe-able toys for ages 0-3

  • Non-skid socks for all ages

  • Lego kits for 6 through teenager

  • Craft kits for ages 6 through teenager

  • Mad Libs books

  • Puzzle books

  • Uno Cards

  • Connect 4

  • Jenga

  • Jigsaw Puzzles (ages 2-5 years old)

  • Water Doodle Mat

  • Leapfrog Pads for all ages

  • Wubbanubs for Infants

  • Journals for parents and families

  • Sensory specific: Light-up toys 

  • Sensory specific: Soft/Squishy toys

  • Sensory specific: Slime


TTF in Action

creators of ttf

Who we are


Lorie is an independent board member of TTF and the owner of an event planning firm, Details First, based in the Washington DC area. The majority of her career has been focused on supporting non-profit organizations.


Jennifer is a co-founder of TTF, mother of the inspiration to this organization.  She has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for the Neuro and Rehabilitation units at Florida Hospital for over ten years.



Sarah has been a mental health therapist for over ten years. She is in private practice where she specializes in women's emotional wellness during pregnancy, the postpartum period, and early motherhood. 


Cari is an independent board member of TTF. She has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 10 years, specializing in the Pediatric and Neuro populations. 

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