Ways to Donate

Toys and Items for Patients

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.

COVID-19 Precautions

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and the governor’s November restrictions, all in-person deliveries of toys and other gifts for patients and their families are paused at this time. We must also pause on receiving toys and other items mailed from a private residence.

Fortunately, thanks to our generous community, Seattle Children’s has a more than adequate supply of toys to support patients and their families throughout this pause.

We are so grateful for our community’s support and appreciate your consideration in supporting us in one of the following ways:

Gift Cards

Consider supporting our families in need during the winter and holiday season through the donation of gift cards. Gift cards will benefit those currently experiencing medical hardship, long term and limited financial resources. Alternatively, Seattle Children’s can purchase the gift cards directly on your behalf if you donate to Seattle Children’s Holiday Program.

  Suggested gift cards:

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

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

  • Seattle Children’s Volunteer Services
    M/S RC.3.820
    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, or
  • Send checks payable to Seattle Children’s Hospital, Child Life Department to:
    Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation
    M/S S-200
    PO Box 5371
    Seattle, WA 98145-5005

For all other toy donation inquiries, please contact us by email. You may also call 206-987-2155 if you have questions about making donations to specific clinics or programs.

Shop and Ship Online

Items purchased online and shipped directly from a retailer to Seattle Children’s are allowed. Please consider items from our wish list (PDF) for additional ideas. Or use our Amazon wish list. Shop through AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your purchase will go toward uncompensated care.

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.

Other Precautions

  • All blanket donations (handmade or purchased) and all other handmade items are temporarily suspended.
  • We are not able to accept packages shipped from private residences.

Contact Us

We are deeply grateful for your support and look forward to updating this message when we are able to. If you have questions, please email us.