Ways to Donate

Toys and Items for Patients

Important Message to Donors:

For the health and safety of our patients, we can only accept brand-new, never-used items. Handmade items are accepted on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to schedule a donation drop-off, please see instructions below under Drop Off Your Donation.

Thank you for your support of Seattle Children’s!

On behalf of our patients and families, thank you for considering donating to Seattle Children’s Hospital. Your donation helps patients and families when they need it most.

This winter giving season, as we continue COVID-19 precautions, we welcome new, unused donations in the following order of preference:

  1. Shop from our Amazon Wish List (preferred)
  2. Shop and ship online (preferred)
  3. Drop off your donation (limited appointment slots available)

Shop From Our Amazon Wish List (Preferred)

Please consider ordering directly from our Amazon Wish List, which is a preferred method because it is updated regularly to indicate our greatest needs for patients in our care. 

Shop and Ship Online (Preferred)

Items purchased online and shipped directly from a retailer to Seattle Children’s are a preferred method of donating, because they do not have to be quarantined and can go directly to our patients. New toys and items purchased can be mailed directly to:

Seattle Children’s In-Kind Donations
M/S RC.3.800
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Drop Off Your Donation

If you prefer to drop off your donations at the hospital, we can now accept them by following the steps below. All donation drop-offs must be scheduled in advance to minimize contact and maintain compliance with our infection control procedures.

Please follow these steps:

  1. Contact the In-Kind Gift Coordinator for donation approval at inkind@seattlechildrens.org or call 206-987-7078.
  2. Once approved, you will schedule a time to drop-off the donation with the In-Kind Gift Coordinator.
  3. At time of donation, we will ask you to complete the donation form. This includes the number of items, description of items, and donor information.

We are unable to accept donations that have not been approved and scheduled in advance with the In-Kind Gift Coordinator.

What can we accept?

To keep our patients safe, we can only accept new, unused items.

If you have a gently used item or toy to donate, we encourage you to contact our Bargain Boutiques  at bargainboutiques@seattlechildrens.org or 206-448-1233. All proceeds from the Bargain Boutiques support uncompensated care.

Handmade items

Handmade items are now being accepted on a case-by-case basis with advanced approval from the In-Kind Gift Coordinator. Please email us or call us at 206-987-7078.

Gift Cards

Consider supporting our families in need throughout the year through the donation of gift cards. Gift cards will benefit those currently experiencing medical hardship, long term and limited financial resources.

Suggested gift cards:

  • Grocery: Safeway, Albertsons, QFC, Fred Meyer
  • Clothing or household goods: Target, Old Navy, Walmart, Amazon
  • Gas cards
  • VISA or Mastercard

We receive gift card donations by mail. Please send to:

Seattle Children’s In-Kind Donations
M/S RC.3.800
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Child Life Toy Fund

Consider an outright monetary gift to our Child Life Toy Fund, which allows our hospital staff to order items as we need them.

  • Donate online to the Child Life Toy Fund by selecting “other” in the designation field and typing “Child Life Toy Fund”
  • Send checks payable to Seattle Children’s Hospital, Child Life Department to:
    Seattle Children’s Foundation
    M/S 818-F
    PO Box 5371
    Seattle, WA 98145-5005

For all other toy donation inquiries, please contact us by email. You may also call 206-987-7078 if you have questions about making donations to specific clinics or programs.

Alaska Airlines Miles

Consider donating unused Alaska Airlines miles using the LIFT Miles program. Alaska’s LIFT Miles program offers Mileage Plan™ members a unique and meaningful way to support important causes. Miles donated to this program help Seattle Children’s accommodate travel for patients and families when they need it most. To donate miles now, please visit this page on AlaskaAir.com and choose “Seattle Children’s Hospital” from the dropdown menu.

For airline mile gift cards, contact guest.services@seattlechildrens.org.

Contact Us

If you have additional questions, please email us or call us a 206-987-7078.