Top 10 Items
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.
Please bring donations to the Hospital Entrance located at 630 Children's Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205. View map.
For additional drop-off information, please view our 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.
You may also mail a donation to:
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Attn: Family and Volunteer Services
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
Please contact us at (614) 722-3635 if you have any questions about donations or if you need more information about delivering your donation. If you are bringing a large donation (50 items or more) please call (614) 722-3635 in advance to make an appointment for your drop-off.