ORANGE (CBS) — Officials are asking the public to help replace hundreds of DVDs used to entertain patients at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County that went missing nearly one month ago.

At least one local business has already answered the call to replace the movies: the owners of Haven Gastropub at 190 S. Glassell St. are calling on their customers to drop off replacement DVDs at the restaurant.

Through Sunday, donating customers will get 10 percent off their bill for every DVD donated up to $100 total.

Police have not been notified, according to hospital representative Denise Almazan.

“We haven’t confirmed that they have been stolen,” Almazan said.

Because the DVDs have been missing for close to a month, security may soon report them as stolen, Almazan said.

While hospital officials appreciate any donations, they would prefer gift cards so its staff could pick out the DVDs most appropriate for children, Almazan said.

Hospital officials heard about the restaurant’s fundraiser when it was posted on the hospital’s Facebook wall, Almazan said.

“We’re very appreciative of it. We’re a nonprofit and there are many ways for people to support CHOC,” Almazan said. “It’s wonderful that the community has been so supportive.”

Some of the DVDs were movies and others were video games, Almazan said.

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Comments (5)
  1. the real TT says:

    Ok Disney , Warner Bros and all you big movie making companies – time to step up to the plate here 🙂 Its for the kids !!! Not to mention tax deductable 🙂
    Its just the right thing to do :):):):)

  2. USA1917 says:

    No it’s not for the kids it’s for the Hospital. Why don’t they subscribe to the Disney Channel or Nickoloden?

    Obviously you or your child have not been to the hopital lately. Have you seen how much they charge per day? The hospital can afford to buy their own DVDs and it is tax deductible for them too as a business expense.

  3. John Richard Petersen says:

    What about VHS? I have boxes of VHS tapes of Disney movies. ONLY DVD’S?

  4. the real TT says:

    @john – I dont know if they have VHS a player – but im sure if you had one you didnt want – they would use it… the hospital and ask them …. im sure there is a happy medium somewhere in there …..and as for disney channel or the other childrens channels – i couldnt care less about policy n politics- this is about sick kids in a hospital – and those are “grown up problems” are not for them to be concerend with ….

  5. ??? says:

    I hope that the dvds are lost in the the hospital somewhere and they werent stolen. That would be pretty pathetic. When they get them replaced, I hope they keep them more secure. Everything has to be nailed down these days for security.

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