Patient playing with a puzzle in pediatric hospital room

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. 

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. Contact the appropriate Coordinator for specific guidelines, and to coordinate a delivery day and time. 

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

  • Play-Doh
  • Lego sets (300 piece or less kits)
  • Stuffed animals (no oversized or large)
  • Crayola crayons (8-24 count packs)
  • Crayola markers (8-12 count packs)
  • Crayola colored pencils (8-24 count packs)
  • Hot Wheels
  • Barbie dolls

Infants and toddlers (0 to 3 years)

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

Preschool (4 to 6 years)

  • 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)

School age (7 to 12 years)

  • Legos (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 & regular card
  • Squishmallows
  • New release DVDs

Adolescents (13 to 21 years)

  • Advanced Lego kits
  • UNO
  • iPhone & 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 & 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

Parents and Guardians

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

For Staff

  • Staff Shout-Outs

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

Families Caring for Families

We understand that time spent in one of our facilities can be some of the most trying for our families. Our hope is that your experience has inspired you show your gratitude and pay it forward; helping ensure the next child who comes through our doors has the same opportunity to receive specialized care.

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