A Minnesota children's hospital received 36 tons of Crayola Dough last week.
Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images
Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Donor gives Minnesota children's hospital 36 tons of play dough

The University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis received enough Crayola Dough, to fill two semitrucks, KARE reported.

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“I don't think we're going to have an issue restocking our play dough for a long time,” Nick Engbloom, the hospital’s director of community partnership, told the television station.

The Crayola Dough was supposed to be shipped to Toys R Us before that company declared bankruptcy. Instead, it was stored in a Seattle warehouse, KARE reported.

Toysmith, another toy company, offered 58 pallets of play dough to the hospital, and Engbloom agreed quickly.

“And I said, ‘Absolutely,’” Engbloom told KARE.

That works out to more than 300,000 cans of play dough. Hospital staff members said they discard a lot of toys in common areas to prevent the spread of infections, the television station reported.

“We have a large play dough bin in our office, actually, and we'll have months that it actually sits empty because we're out of play dough,” Ashley Wunderlich, a certified child life specialist at the hospital, told KARE.

Now, there will be plenty of dough to go around.

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