Donate Toys or In-Kind Gifts

You can donate toys and other items for patients at Children’s. Information on our donation guidelines are included below.

If you would like to donate toys or other gifts to Children's patients during the 2017 holiday season, please view our 2017 wish list. Holiday toy donations should be made by Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.

View 2017 Children's Holiday Wish List

How to donate

Please deliver your donations sorted by age to the information desk in the hospital’s main lobby Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Don’t forget to complete a donation record card while you’re there so Children’s can acknowledge your gift.

Note: For the health and safety of patients and hospital visitors, individuals and groups are not permitted to pass out donations directly to patients or families.

Donation guidelines

We ask that you follow these additional guidelines to ensure safety and infection prevention:

  • All toys, books and stuffed animals must be new and unwrapped.
  • Handmade items, like blankets and scarves, must be washed in an allergen-free detergent before delivery and come from a smoke-free environment. Contact us with any specific questions about handmade donations.
  • Recommended age labeling should be used as a guide.
  • Basketballs must be Mikasa or Spalding brand only. 
  • Toys must be non-toxic.
  • Toys promoting violence are not appropriate.
  • Toys must be sturdy. Avoid toys that can break, leaving sharp edges.
  • Toys with numerous small parts that require close supervision are not appropriate.
  • Fire regulations prohibit electrical, spark-producing or friction-producing toys.
  • DVDs must be rated G, PG or PG-13.
  • Glitter of any form (glitter glue, glitter stickers, glitter paper, etc.) is prohibited.
  • Rubber/latex balloons are not allowed inside the hospitals. (Mylar is fine.)
  • We do not accept cards for patients.

Donation ideas

Here are some donation ideas, broken down by age, to get you started.

Infants and toddlers (0-3 years)

  • Rattles
  • Teething rings
  • Stackable rings
  • Sound and light soothers
  • Shape stackers
  • Unisex onesies/clothing
  • Light up toys
  • Baby blankets
  • Building blocks (rubber)

Preschool-age (4-6 years)

  • Medical play kits
  • Barbie's
  • Baby dolls
  • Action figures
  • Puzzles
  • Sticker books coloring books
  • Board games (Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Operation, Pretty Pretty Princess, matching games)
  • Unisex clothing (t-shirts, pants and pajamas)
  • Batteries

School-age (7-12 years)

  • Legos
  • Colored pencils and paint brushes
  • Board games (Monopoly Junior, Sorry, Connect Four, Guess Who, Trouble, Apples to Apples, Checkers)
  • Nerf toys
  • Puzzles (300 pieces or less)
  • Jewelry kits
  • Playing cards (UNO, regular cards)
  • Hot wheels
  • Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation 3 or 4, Xbox 360 or ONE games

Adolescents (13-21 years)

  • Craft kits
  • Advanced coloring books
  • Advanced lego kits
  • Ear buds and headphones
  • $10 Gift cards (Target, Wal-Mart)
  • Fine-tip paint brushes and canvases
  • Nail polish
  • Board games (Scattergories, Rummikub, Monopoly, LIFE)
  • Nintendo 2DS or 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox ONE - games and remotes for all game consoles

Who to contact for more information on donations

Wish List

Your tax-deductible donation made via our online wish list will be used to purchase toys and other needed equipment to help make our patients and families more comfortable, and help continue our commitment to provide a friendly, cheerful, healing environment for our young patients.

View our Wish List

License Plate Program

For every Georgia license plate sold featuring Hope and Will, Children's receives $10.

Request a Children’s license plate