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On behalf of our patients and families, thank you for considering a donation. Your generosity is very much appreciated.
A gift of toys, games or activity supplies can make a big difference to children and families spending time in the hospital. Here you will find some of the most-needed items.
Due to the generosity of the community and the increase in donations during the holidays, we have set up a special donation location which will be open from Saturday, December 6 through Tuesday, December 30.
Donations can be received:
Please bring donations to the Downtown Outpatient Care Entrance at 555 South 18th Street.
For additional drop-off information, please view our holiday drop-off instructions.
Due to infection control and allergies, we CANNOT accept used toys of any kind. This includes stuffed animals that have not been played with but have been on display or shelves in a home (Example: Beanie Baby collections).
We CAN accept newly purchased stuffed animals with tags still attached.
Please do not include food items (snacks/candy) in activity bags or patient gifts.
We are unable to use VHS tapes.
We need to see all items before they are distributed, so please do not wrap gifts for children.
Please make sure you check all hand sewn items to remove any needles or pins you may have used during construction.
We cannot accept donations of toys with weapons or violent themes such as guns, knives, swords, or other projectiles. This includes guns with styrofoam or plastic bullets.
Donations can be brought to the information desk located at Nationwide Children's Hospital, 700 Children's Drive. View map and driving directions.
Please fill out a donation slip (available at the information desk) when you bring your donation.
You may also mail a donation to:
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Attn: Family and Volunteer Services
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
If you prefer, you can let us do the shopping by making a financial contribution. Click here to make an online donation. Please indicate your designation is for Family and Volunteer Services.
Please contact us at (614) 722-3635 if you have any questions about donations or if you need more information about delivering your donation.