Share a New New Year’s Resolution - Curbside Kindness

New Years ResolutionA lot of folks think about donations once a year, usually around this time, to get a year-end tax deduction. We’re here to change that way of thinking.

Thousands of JPS patients, young and old, have needs year round, and we have the Calendar of Curbside Kindness to answer those needs. Each month we feature an item that our patients can use and ask the community to contribute (that doesn’t mean we restrict donations to just that item – give whatever you can whenever you can is our motto).

It’s easy to put a tickler on your calendar of what we’re looking for each month. If you are technologically challenged or want a special email each month, however, just send an email to with “Remind me” in the subject line. I’ll be happy to send a chipper message each month of what the Curbside Kindness item is.

If you are donating, just call the JPS Volunteers Department at 817-927-3639, and someone will meet you at curbside to collect your gift of kindness.

For you self-starters, motivators, doers, people of kindness, here’s the list for the new year.

January – Adult winter wear (hats, gloves, coats) new or gently used (always need extra large sizes)

February – Personal hygiene Items (travel size shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste)

March – Adult socks (men and women’s) new

April – Adult underwear (men and women’s) new

May – Coloring books and crayons

June – Books and magazines - new or used

July – Adult underwear (men and women’s) new

August – Adult clothing (appropriate for discharge from hospital) new or gently used

September – New baby items (clothing, diapers, wipes, blankets)

October – New toothbrushes and toothpaste

November – Adult sweat suits (elastic waist bands, long sleeves -- always need extra large sizes)

December – New toys

Items can be dropped off at John Peter Smith Hospital, 1500 S. Main Street in Fort Worth. We’ll be so happy you’re donating, you won’t even have to get out of your car! Contact Volunteer Services at (817) 927-3969 and they will come to the curb, take your items and provide you with a tax receipt.

Thank you in advance for helping JPS patients year round.