Building Better Days for Dependents - Bob Woodruff Foundation

Building Better Days for Dependents

Building Better Days will deliver building toys to military children who receive treatment in the pediatric inpatient and outpatient units at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Pediatric patients and their families face uncertain, frightening, and stressful times while children undergo treatment. Research shows that receiving a new toy before a procedure reduces anxiety and stress for the child, enables children to make social connections with their caregivers and other children in the hospital ward, and helps children focus on fine motor skills.