In addition to ways to make them smile or laugh, children in hospitals and other disabled or infirmed children often need
basic survival provisions for themselves and their families, medication, clothing, blankets,
and sometimes prosthetics and other expensive therapeutic devices and materials.
In cases of disaster, injured or dehydrated children may be struggling for
survival. Oftentimes a toy or stuffed animal may help to put a smile on
the child's face. You can give money, materials from your
business or collections, or items that you purchase. You can also
register as a Bone Marrow Donor to help children and adults with leukemia and
other blood diseases. Nothing is more precious and appreciated than the
gift of life from your own body.
Below the list of Needed Gifts, the Giving Resources will help you distribute
your gifts to the intended recipients. Your local phone book lists many
charities and you can also use the new
search tool for charities in a particular city or ZIP code. Check with
the Giving Resource or charity to make sure that they can accept and distribute
material or in-kind gifts. Even if the item is listed on a wish list, it's
best to communicate with the organization in advance of shipping any donated
Many hospitals at times of disaster, or in developing countries, may need medication to help
their patients survive day by
day. Some children have serious illnesses and are
in critical need of medical care, medication and treatment for illnesses
often caused by years of neglect or abuse. If you or your business can contribute medication, this
will be much appreciated.
Good clothing is important to hospitalized children as they prepare for
release to protect them from the
elements and to help them feel socially acceptable. People who are too poor to afford
medical care need clothing for themselves
and their children. In general, hospitalized children in recovery need clothing such as
socks - stockings ,
shoes - boots,
sweaters - hoodies
to keep them comfortable during cold weather. Your local hospital specializing in caring for
children will advise you on specific items in need. See samples of essential underwear you can purchase today. Use the search tool to search for girls or boys or briefs, for example...
Some hospitalized children may be disabled and in need of
electronic devices, such as
phones and The Family Hope Fund started by Detroit Tiger Brandon Inge and his wife, Shani,
aids families who need help meeting the costs of food, lodging and transportation to and from the hospital during their child’s treatment. The Inge’s realized the financial strains that can occur
for families with children in long-term care at Mott, and wanted to help make a difference.
Toys and stuffed animals are a great way to brighten a child’s day.
All toys and stuffed animals must be new, not be gift wrapped and
appropriate for children from birth through age 21. Find age-appropriate
toy suggestions and guidelines. At
Children's Healthcare of
Atlanta, we put our mission, vision and values into action every day.
From performing liver transplants, to helping patients keep up with their
schoolwork, to building medical clinics in convenient locations, our
employees embody the spirit of Children's. Visit
Atlanta, Georgia USA.
New board books and picture books are needed and appreciated for
Library. The Family Hope Fund started by Detroit Tiger Brandon
Inge and his wife, Shani, aids families who need help meeting the costs of food,
lodging and transportation to and from the hospital during their child’s treatment.
The Inge’s realized the financial strains that can occur for families with children
in long-term care at Mott, and wanted to help make a difference.
All items such as toys must be brand new and unwrapped. As a
not-for-profit organization, Children's relies on the continued generosity
of individual donors. Your contribution will brighten the hospital stay for
our patients and their families. The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing health,
hope and happiness to children through philanthropic and volunteer support
for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Children’s serves you with three hospitals
and 27 neighborhood facilities, including six Urgent Care Centers. Visit
Atlanta, Georgia USA.
In-kind gifts of products and technology can be keys to advancing
research projects or broadening the reach of patient care programs.
Corporate giving to our Kidvestment partnership allows us to address
pressing health care issues and proactively develop programs for low-income
and at-risk kids.
We have a 133-year history of firsts in pediatric
care, including the world's first successful remission of acute pediatric
leukemia and the first successful cultures of polio and measles viruses. Visit
Boston, Massachusetts USA.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles welcomes inquiries related to donations
of goods and services. Please contact our foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 323-361-2308 to discuss
your particular inquiry. Children's Hospital Los Angeles has offered
healing and hope to children, youth, and families for more than 100 years.
Our excellence in patient care, research, medical education, and community
outreach is built on the generous spirit of our donors. Visit
Los Angeles, California USA.
Play experiences can help children to cope and adjust to illness and
hospitalization. Play is one way the Child Life and Volunteer Services
Department at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh meets the developmental,
psychosocial, emotional and educational needs of our patients. You can help
by donating new toys, games and other play-time supplies. We cannot accept
used stuffed animals.
Children's Community Pediatrics is the largest
pediatric and adolescent primary care medical network in Western
Pennsylvania. With 27 locations in seven counties, you can find expert,
sensitive, well- and sick-child care in a community near you. Visit
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA.
Children’s accepts gifts of toys and other in-kind donations. We
and organizations to make these gifts. Persons considering gifts have two
can make a financial contribution to our Recreation and Toys Fund, or they
can give toys
or other in-kind gifts. When considering what type of toy to donate, please
remember Children’s cares for patients from birth through 18 years of age.
Our most urgent needs are for toys appropriate for infants, toddlers, and
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is the largest children’s
health care organization in the upper Midwest, with 319 staffed beds at its
two hospitals in St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Spending time in the hospital can be difficult for children and their
families. Special toys and activities help to make their hospital
experience less stressful. Cincinnati Children's needs toys, crafts and
other items year-round for children from infancy through age 18. Gifts of
products or excess inventory can usually be used throughout the hospital.
Families across the United States rely on Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Medical Center for excellence in pediatric health care.
By giving equipment and supplies toward the work of medical staff at
CURE International hospitals, you are providing vital tools for
professionals on the medical front lines. CURE constantly solicits new
and used medical equipment and supplies that are sent to our hospitals in
developing countries. Staff and volunteers at CURE International are
developing a “user friendly” method of procuring for and distributing
equipment and supplies to established hospitals and newly constructed
There are over 125 million poverty-stricken, physically
disabled children worldwide who live with little or no hope for a cure.
Helplessness is a constant feeling for these children and their families.
CURE International provides physical and spiritual healing for disabled
children in the developing world. CURE works in hospitals around the world:
Afghanistan: Many years
of war and civil unrest have left Afghanistan’s healthcare infrastructure
largely unable to care for its population. There is a severe lack of
trained nurses and doctors, particularly female practitioners, to meet
the overwhelming medical needs of the nation. Visit
Established in 2003, CURE Dominican Republic was CURE’s first presence in Latin America.
Located in the capital city of Santo Domingo, the pediatric orthopedic hospital provides
inpatient surgical and rehabilitative care to disabled children. Visit
Ethiopia: CURE Ethiopia is a
pediatric orthopedic teaching hospital located in Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa.
Opened in 2008, the hospital is a state-of-the-art complex that provides modern medical
and surgical care to physically disabled children. Visit
Kenya: In 1998, CURE International,
in cooperation with the African Inland Church, opened the AIC-CURE International Hospital
in Kijabe, Kenya. Along with being CURE’s first hospital, CURE Kenya was Africa’s first
orthopedic pediatric teaching hospital for children with disabilities. Visit
Malawi: CURE Malawi is a 66-bed
teaching hospital that specializes in treating the orthopedic needs of children and adults.
The facility was opened in 2002 and serves children with physical disabilities regardless
of their ethnic background or religious affiliation. Visit
Niger: CURE Niger is the only
hospital in Niger offering specialty surgical care for physically disabled children
with a variety of conditions. As such, the hospital’s impact is extensive. CURE Niger
serves children locally, throughout every region of the country, and from neighboring
Philippines: The Tebow CURE
Hospital provides pediatric orthopedic surgical care in Davao City in the Philippines,
helping children with treatable conditions like clubfoot and spinal deformities. The
official grand opening took place on May 1, 2015. Visit
Uganda: CURE Uganda is a
specialty teaching hospital that treats the neurosurgical needs of children with an
emphasis on conditions like hydrocephalus, neural tube defects, spina bifida, and
brain tumors. Located in Mbale, Uganda, it is Africa’s leading hospital for the
treatment of these conditions. Visit
United Arab Emirates:
Oasis Hospital is located in the city of Al Ain, about 160 kilometers east of the UAE’s
capital city, Abu Dhabi. It was here in Al Ain that Oasis Hospital opened in November
1960 at the invitation of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his brother, Sheikh
Shakhbut. Having experienced American medical care in Muscat and Bahrain, the rulers
asked Drs. Pat and Marian Kennedy to open a similar hospital here. With an infant
mortality rate of 50% and maternal mortality rate of 35%, plus many endemic diseases
such as tuberculosis, malaria, eye diseases, and intestinal parasites, the need was very great.
United Arab Emirates...
Zambia: In 2004, CURE signed
an agreement with the Zambian Ministry of Health to operate a pediatric teaching
hospital specializing in the treatment and care of children living with physical
disabilities. The Beit Trust, a UK-based charity, provided $1.5 million to support
construction of the hospital as a centennial gift to the people of Zambia.
To help you, we've compiled a list of what
our kids love receiving and what we can't use.
Great Ormond Street Hospital in London
treats more than 90,000 patients each year - children who are suffering from
the rarest, most complex and often life-threatening conditions. They receive
the best medical care that money can buy, but the NHS funding cannot meet
these ever-rising costs, and that's where the hospital's charity, GOSHCC,
steps in. Visit
London, England U.K.
We realize that some people prefer to give items rather than cash gifts.
We are always glad to receive gifts-in-kind. A sampling of items we can use
at Heartspring include the following: Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, & 9
volt), Dish soap (liquid), Games for young children, Gift Certificates
(Wal-Mart etc. and for fast food restaurants), Plastic storage containers
(small & medium size), Snack items (Slim Jims, Dum Dum lollipops, chips,
cookies, peanut butter crackers, fruit snacks, trail mix, Twizzlers
licorice, Rice Krispy treats, animal crackers, Gold Fish crackers, pretzels,
Smarties, small Tootsie Rolls, pudding cups, veggie sticks (potato chip),
individual serving boxes of cereal), Towels (dish, kitchen and bath), Velcro
(self-adhesive - any color, any size). For more than 70 years,
Heartspring has pioneered many breakthroughs for individuals with special
needs. Today, Heartspring serves children with varying degrees of
disabilities through Heartspring School and the Growing Place at Heartspring.
The Heartspring Hearing Center serves children and adults with auditory
Wichita, Kansas USA.
Toys, games, books, videos, arts and crafts are all welcome and may make
a child's stay a lot more manageable. Please shop from our Wish List for
items that are especially popular and needed. Please note that donated items
must be new and wrapped. The patients, families and staff at La Rabida
Children's Hospital in Illinois are very appreciative of all gifts that are
donated and are touched by your generosity. Gifts are used throughout the
year for holidays and/or birthdays. Your contribution can help make our
kids' stay more comfortable. Please, no stuffed animals.
Learning to live with a chronic illness or disability is a difficult road
for anyone to travel, especially a child.
That is why everything we do at La
Rabida Children's Hospital is geared toward helping young patients lead
childhoods that are as typical and productive as possible. Providing hope,
encouragement, and support, La Rabida helps children and their families
learn to live with lifelong medical conditions, and rise above them as well. Visit
Chicago, Illinois USA.
Donations of toys, books, crafts, and other items help bring joy to our
patients during their stay. Other valuable items such as vehicles in good
working condition and artwork may also be accepted by the Foundation. The
fair market value of donated goods is usually fully deductible for donors
who itemize deductions. Children have special needs that are different
from adults. While they are still growing they need unique medical care made
just for them. Hospitals can be frightening places for kids, and the doctors
and nurses at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital (LLUCH) in
California understand these fears. To make our little patients feel right at
home, we have built a hospital that's not so scary with fun furniture,
playrooms, and lots of toys. Visit
Loma Linda, California USA near Ontario.
There are many ways for you to make a charitable contribution. They
include gifts of cash/checks, credit-card gifts, gifts of appreciated
securities, real-estate gifts, gifts in kind, life-income gifts (trusts and
annuities), estate gifts and tribute gifts. For more information call
For nearly 125 years, Children's Memorial has relied on
the support of donors and volunteers to help ensure that critically ill and
injured children have access to the highest quality care. Visit
Chicago, Illinois USA.
Thank you for your
interest in our Wish List and/or Gifts-In-Kind. We believe that a simple toy
not only comforts an ill child, but also aids in the recovery process. We
have listed some frequently asked questions in reference to gift-in-kind
donations to St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Gifts-in-kind are
donations of tangible gifts versus money. For example, a donor might give a
new toy, book or game to the hospital for the patients. We accept these
items throughout the year. We can only accept new, unopened items.
Used toys could harbor unknown germs and bacteria, which could potentially
be a danger to our patients. We do accept very gently used books and
(non-violent) VHS and DVD movies for children of all ages. The hospital
provides a full range of pediatric services to the St. Louis metropolitan
area and a primary service region covering six states. Each year about
275,000 patients visit SLCH, which offers comprehensive services in every
pediatric medical and surgical specialty. SLCH has served patients from all
50 states and 56 countries. Visit
Saint Louis, Missouri USA.
In-kind gifts of products and technology can be keys to broadening the
reach of patient care programs. Your provision of such pieces of equipment
can make a valuable contribution to our mission. St Mary’s is one of
the only mission hospitals left in South Africa, caring for the needs of the
“poorest of the poor”. St Mary’s provides 15,000 people with
inpatient treatment each year, a third of which are children. In
excess of 64,000 people visit the outpatient clinics. Your
contribution will make a difference in each of our patients’ lives.
We are always delighted to receive gifts to help provide more comfort
and support for Starship children and their families. The following
items can always be used and are in great demand: New books and toys
(regretfully due to health and safety issues we cannot accept second hand
items), New play equipment, New clothing, New baby equipment including car
chairs, strollers etc., Tickets to entertainment and sporting events, Food
Starship Children’s Health is focused on giving sick
children from across New Zealand and the Pacific the best chance possible.
The Starship Foundation is a charity set up to provide additional equipment,
support and help to patients, their families and staff - as an extra to
state funding. This is only possible through the generosity of people like
you and the strength of your support of Starship Children's Hospital.
The Children's Hospital at Westmead will gratefully accept a range of
non-monetary gifts and services, which are commonly referred to as Gifts in
Kind (GIK). Examples of these gifts include photography services for use at
events, soft drinks, framing services, landscaping services, storage, toys,
whitegoods, entertainment items, CDs, DVDs etc. Children in remote
areas all over New South Wales have access to expert treatment through our
telepsychiatry service. Other examples include an outreach service for
children with cystic fibrosis to have their intravenous treatment at home.
Children needing 24 hour oxygen therapy now can have this in their own homes
as well. Children with severe eczema now attend a day treatment centre
rather than spend 7 - 8 days in hospital as in the past.
Westmead, Australia near Sydney - New South Wales.
Thank you for your interest in providing toys and other needed items for
the patients at The Children’s Hospital. To assist you in making decisions
about what to provide, here are a few guidelines: 1. Items that we are
in need of the most include: Toys for infants and toddlers, Recreational
activities for teenagers, Video movies rated PG-13 for teenagers – we are
unable to accepted Rated “R” Movies, Books, video tapes and music for
Spanish Speaking patients of all ages, 2. Items we typically have a generous
supply of are: Match box cars, Barbies.
The Hospital is always in need of certain items that
help our patients and their families. Items such as artwork and sculptures
that bring color and life to our hallways, clinics and exam rooms to toys,
books, fun band-aids, clothes, wheelchairs, and so much more. Gifts of this
nature help us to provide a more comfortable experience to families as they
go through difficult times. The
Hospital Heart Center (CHHC) is the center of a statewide program in
Pediatric Cardiology, located within the Children's Hospital of New Mexico.
The main purpose of CHHC is service to children with heart disease and their
families. For patient convenience, there is a single place -- the Heart
Center-- where children are seen, tests done, consultations performed, and
teaching accomplished. Visit
Albuquerque, New Mexico USA.