Whole Foods collecting gifts for young patients

Whole Foods Market Baton Rouge, 7529 Corporate Blvd. in Towne Center, is collecting Christmas gifts and items for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital through Friday.

The donations will help provide patients with a more comfortable and positive experience while hospitalized, a store spokeswoman said.

All items must be new, latex-free and appropriate for the pediatric setting, such as nonviolent-themed toys, movies and/or video games.

The items in highest demand include newborn and 3- to 6-month onesies; wooden puzzles; all-plastic baby dolls; crossword and sudoku puzzles.

For more information, visit wholefoodsmarket.com or ololchildrens.com.