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How can I help kids at Children’s?

The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Wish List was created by our staff and includes toys, supplies and other equipment to help make sure our patients and families are more comfortable during a hospital visit or stay. The Wish List, which is a tax-deductible donation, also helps continue our commitment to provide a friendly, cheerful and healing environment for our patients.

View our immediate needs and long-term needs wish lists for more information about how you can make a difference for our patients.

Important Note:

As we prepare for Egleston's exciting move to Arthur M. Blank Hospital, Egleston will pause receiving in-kind donations on Friday, August 2nd. We anticipate being able to begin scheduling donations at the new Arthur M. Blank Hospital after October 7th. Between August through October, we are able to accept donations at both Scottish Rite and Hughes Spalding hospital locations. Please complete our interested donor form to connect directly with our Coordinator. During this transition, we also welcome you to consider visiting our online wish list.

Children’s accepts brand new toys for patients and families. Please have your donation pre-approved to make sure you are meeting the location's most urgent needs. For more information about Scottish Rite and Egleston donations and to have your donation pre-approved, please fill out this form, or contact Charice Holt for Hughes Spalding donations.

We ask that you follow these guidelines when making a donation to help make sure safety and infection prevention measures are in place:

  • All toys must be brand new (purchased within 30 days of being donated) and unwrapped. We are unable to accept used items. 
  • Please no heavy boxes or loose donations, and keep all items in plastic bins, boxes or bags.
  • All donors must complete a donation acknowledgement form.
  • If you are donating multiples of the same item, please keep all like items together. 
  • Items we are unable to receive:

    • Used items
    • Greeting or handmade cards for patients: Send a SmileGram instead!
    • Items containing latex
    • Glitter of any form: glitter glue, glitter stickers, glitter paper, nail polish, etc.
    • Youth transportation: bikes, razor scooters, tricycles, big wheels, etc.
    • Oversized items: large stuffed animals, large play sets, large toys, etc.
    • Religious items
    • "Get Well" items
    • Medical equipment and supplies
    • DVDs rated above PG-13
    • Spark or friction producing toys
    • Toys promoting violence
    • Toys that can break and leave sharp edges
    • Toys with numerous small parts that require close supervision

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

Current Needs

  • Art supplies: Markers (packs of 10), Colored Pencils (packs of 12), Crayons (packs of 24 or less)
  • Individual cans of Play-Doh
  • Phone chargers
  • Lego sets (less than 300 pieces)
  • Infant toys (stacking rings, rattles, toy phones)

For more information about donations and to have your donation pre-approved, please contact:

  • To donate to Egleston and Scottish Rite Hospitals, please complete this form.
  • Please reach out to Charice Holt for donations to Hughes Spalding Hospital.

  • Wabbanubs
  • The Zaky HUG
  • Crib soothers
  • Rattles
  • Teething rings
  • Stackable rings
  • Shape stackers
  • Light-up toys
  • Bubbles
  • Toy phones and cameras

  • Medical play kits
  • Barbie dolls
  • Baby dolls
  • Action figures
  • Play packs
  • Coloring books
  • Duplo blocks
  • Age-appropriate board games (Hidden Pictures, I Spy games, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Operation, matching games)
  • Play-Doh
  • Crayola crayons (8-24 count packs)

  • Lego bricks (200 piece kits)
  • Sensory items (pop its, stress balls, fidget spinners)
  • Slime and/or slime making kits (no glitter)
  • Paint brushes
  • Crayola markers (8-12 count packs)
  • Age-appropriate board games (Monopoly Junior, Sorry, Connect Four, Guess Who, Trouble, Apples to Apples, Checkers)
  • Jewelry making kits
  • Card games and regular cards
  • Squishmallows
  • New release DVDs

  • Advanced Lego kits
  • UNO
  • iPhone and Android phone chargers
  • Advanced art/painting kits
  • Advanced coloring books
  • Crayola colored pencils (8-24 count packs)
  • Fine-tip paint brushes and canvases
  • Age-appropriate board games (Jenga, Scattergories, Code Names, Head Bands, Monopoly, Life)
  • PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (no mature ratings), games, chargers and controllers
  • Nail polish (no glitter)
  • Pajama packs (adult sizes)
  • $10 maximum gift cards (Target, Amazon, XBox, Nintendo) - please include the amount on the card

  • Family care kits (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Meal bags
  • Laundry kits

  • Staff appreciation bags