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 of toys, gift cards and other items help patients and families when they need it most.

In an effort to reduce visitors at the hospital due to COVID-19, we are only accepting donations by appointment or mail at this time. Please schedule an appointment and read the instructions.

If you are a food provider (restaurant or grocery store) and are interested in donating meals to workforce members and patient families please email us to arrange delivery.

Please Consider Our Greatest Needs

At this time, they are family and caregiver toiletries, infant flannel blankets (PDF) and items for teens and young adults (PDF). Please see our wish lists, below, for ideas.

Donate to Our Toy Program

Donate new toys and personal items for patients and families

We cannot accept used toys of any kind due to infection control and allergies. This includes stuffed animals that have not been played with and have only been on display or on shelves at home. We are also unable to accept used books, voice-recordable toys, medical equipment, wheelchairs, devices or other supplies. We can accept newly purchased stuffed animals with tags still attached.

If you have gently used items to donate, please consider our retail stores. See Bargain Boutiques for guidelines.

In an effort to reduce visitors at the hospital Due to COVID-19, we are only accepting donations by appointment or mail at this time. Please schedule an appointment and read the instructions.

Please mail donations to:
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Volunteer Services
M/S RC.3.820
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Let us do the shopping for you

  • Donate online to the Child Life Toy Fund.
  • Send checks payable to Seattle Children’s Hospital, Child Life Department:

    Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation
    M/S S-200
    PO Box 5371
    Seattle, WA 98145-5005

Handmade items

Handmade items, such as quilts and blankets, bring comfort to patients of all ages. Please see our handmade items brochure (PDF) for information on making items for our patients and families.

Please note

  • Please do not wrap donations.
  • Please, no toys or action figures with weapons or violent themes such as guns, knives, swords or other projectiles
  • Due to privacy and infection control, we cannot allow personal delivery of gifts and donations directly to patients. We make every effort to maximize the donations we receive from our donors. Occasionally we receive items that may not be appropriate for use in the hospital or pose potential health concerns for our patients. These toys are either given directly to our retail division to benefit Seattle Children’s or are donated to other worthy charities that support the well-being of children.

For 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.

Wish List

Download a PDF of this list.

Greatest needs

  • GO Kart game systems
  • Twistable Crayola crayons (mini size)
  • Crayola crayons
  • Fuzzy coloring posters (8″x10″ size)
  • Teen items and activities
  • Infant rattles, handheld Oball, Winkle sensory
  • Tactile toys – sound, light, texture
  • Board books
  • New-release/popular DVDs (no VHS)
  • $5 and $10 gift cards (music, book stores, movies, restaurants, Target, Amazon)
  • Uno card games

Other priority needs

  • Radio Flyer Pathfinder red wagons
  • CDs (lullabies, relaxation, all-ages, spiritual)
  • Snap-together model kits
  • Tickets to local attractions and events
  • Small Lego sets
  • Play-Doh (party packs)
  • Crayola Model Magic
  • Teen magazine subscriptions (fashion, cars)
  • Spanish, Vietnamese and Russian videos, books and music
  • Thomas the Train
  • Playing cards

Infants and toddlers

  • Board books
  • Light, sound and pop-up toys
  • Links, Oballs, Winkle
  • Busy boxes, mirrors
  • Rattles/learning keys
  • Sorting/stacking/nesting toys
  • Sound books
  • Instruments: xylophone, tambourine, piano
  • Learning phone
  • Teething rings
  • Beginning cars and trucks
  • Fisher-Price Little People
  • Washable squeeze toys
  • No infant gyms, please.

Preschool and school-age

  • Magna Doodle
  • Hot Wheels
  • Bath kits
  • Baby dolls
  • Legos/Duplos
  • Plastic animals and dinosaurs
  • Superhero action figures
  • No weapons, please.

Ages 8–12

  • Beach balls (12″–15″)
  • Beanie Babies
  • Action figures
  • Matchbox cars
  • Handheld musical instruments
  • I Spy books
  • Handheld games
  • Glow sticks
  • Sturdy plastic cars and trucks
  • No large metal trucks, please.

Ages 12–21

  • Blankets (fleece and quilted)
  • $5 and $10 gift cards (music, book stores, movies, restaurants, Target, Amazon)
  •  Nerf basketball sets/balls
  • Color Me Your Way coloring book
  • Manicure supplies/nail polish
  • Sports team caps and T-shirts (adult size medium and large)
  • Bath and beauty gift sets

Arts and crafts

  • Beading supplies
  • Play-Doh
  • Blank scrapbooks
  • Fabric markers
  • Fimo or Sculpy clay
  • Fun Foam kits
  • Glitter pens and glue
  • Oil pastels
  • Sketch books
  • Stickers
  • Watercolor supplies
  • White T-shirts (all sizes)
  • Plain white pillow cases


  • Activity books
  • Color Wonder
  • Colored pencils, crayons
  • Markers and paints
  • Model Magic

Self-contained craft kits


  • 20 Questions
  • Apples to Apples
  • Battleship
  • Chess
  • Connect Four
  • Cranium
  • Guess Who
  • Jenga
  • Extreme Life
  • Qwirkle
  • Mancala
  • Monopoly
  • Phase 10
  • Playing cards
  • Poker sets
  • Scrabble Junior
  • Sequence
  • Sorry
  • Taboo
  • Trouble
  • Uno

Family care items

  • Bibles
  • Commercially packaged and prepared cookies
  • Gift cards (gasoline, grocery, phone, Target, Fred Meyer, Amazon)
  • Holy water bottles (empty)
  • LED candles or LED tea lights
  • Prayer rugs
  • Religious crosses (4″ or smaller)
  • Rosaries
  • Swimsuits (one-piece)
  • Travel-sized toiletries (adult toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving cream, deodorant)


  • Portable DVD players
  • Light, sound and pop-up toys
  • USB sticks
  • Xbox 360 games (no Kinect please)
  • Xbox controllers
  • Wii-U and other games
  • We are not in need of gaming systems at this time.