Holiday Toy Drive :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Holiday Toy Drive & Donation Drop Off Instructions



Help spread holiday cheer this season at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Donate new toys and books during the annual Nationwide Children’s Toy Drive.


Each year around the holidays, Nationwide Children’s receives countless phone calls and emails from the community asking about donating toys to our patients. Nationwide Children’s will host its annual Toy Drive Drop-Off Day on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Follow the signage to the Outpatient Care Entrance, where staff will accept toy donations for patients while donors remain in their cars. (For detailed directions, see the map below)

A gift of toys, games or activity supplies can make a big difference to children and families spending time in the hospital over the holiday season.

While we cannot accept food or clothing, here is a list of items we can collect:

Top 10 Wish List

  1. Plastic infant/toddler musical light up or vibrating toys (V-Tech, Fisher-Price, Munchkin)

  2. Lego sets (small and medium sizes)

  3. Teethers/rattles

  4. Musical soothers (plastic without cloth parts)

  5. UNO card game

  6. Little Tike & Fisher Price action structures and parts, people, cars, animals & trains

  7. DVD's (Disney, Pixar, Teen)

  8. Crayola art supplies (24-pack crayons, markers, colored pencils, scissors), coloring books, craft kits

  9. Play-Doh and Play-Doh kits

  10. Amazon gift cards


For more information about our most needed items, please visit our Wish List for donations. 


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Holiday Toy Drive & Drop-Off Address

Please bring all donations to: 

Downtown Outpatient Care Entrance

555 South 18th Street

Map it here


Enter the Outpatient Care driveway just past the Valet stand and follow sign for Toy Drop Off.


Drop-off Map (PRINT)


Please note that due to infection control and privacy issues, we do not have opportunities for donors to personally distribute donations to patient and families. 


Holiday Toy and Donation Drop Off Instructions

Can't make it to our Toy Drive on December 3rd? We would still love to accept your donation to help children and families staying in the hospital over the holiday season. 

Donations can be received:

  • 9a.m. - 6p.m. Monday through Thursday

  • 9a.m. - 4:30p.m. Friday

  • Donations must be received no later than December 23 at 12noon

  • We cannot accept donations on December 24, 25 or 26


If you are bringing a large donation (50 items or more), please call (614) 722-3635 in advance to notify us of your drop off day and time. We'd be happy to assist you upon arrival.

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000