Andrew Fimbel

Andrew Fimbel

August 26, 2000 - February 17, 2001

Thanks For Stopping By!

Andrew's Toy Box was founded in memory of Andrew Fimbel, who passed away on February 17, 2001 from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  The disease is the No. 1 genetic killer of children under two.

This organization's aim is to be a source of comfort, love and support to sick and needy children around the world.

The Fimbel family extends warm and special thanks to visitors of this site. Your interest in Andrew and SMA makes all the difference in the world!

Andrew's Story & Song

About Our Organization

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing special care packages filled with toys, crafts and books to children with life-threatening illnesses.  Our mission is very simply to provide smiles to the faces of sick children.  We feel children facing the most difficult of life's circumstances deserve all the special treatment they can get.

Quite often, because of expensive medical bills and equipment costs, as well as a lack of time, many parents cannot afford to provide special toys for their children to enjoy. When families are faced with the trying circumstances of dealing with daily challenges of the child's illness, it is very easy for everyone involved to feel isolated and without hope. Receiving a surprise package from Andrew's Toy Box helps both the children and their caregivers know they are not alone.

It is our greatest desire that our care packages provide a fun and welcomed diversion for kids who are enduring a long, gloomy hospital stay.  We believe they not only make a positive impact but also bring great comfort to every child who receives them.

2021 Donations and Deliveries

2020 Cardinal Mooney High School Toy Drop

This year, Cardinal Mooney High School's St. Vincent de Paul Society group conducted another toy drive in conjunction with Andrews Toy Box. The outstanding students who are members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society have been generously supporting Andrew's Toy Box since the early 2000's and have continued to bring huge smiles to thousands of precious sick children who have been patients at St. Petersburg Children's Hospital, Manatee Memorial Hospital, and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. A huge thank you for your amazing kindness.

This year many toys were delivered to the following locations: 

Sarasota Memorial Hospital - Bayside Center for Behavioral Health
Mothers Helping Mothers
Manatee Memorial Hospital

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