Wish List for Donations :: Nationwide Children's Hospital
 

Top 10 Items

  1. Legos
  2. Decks of Uno cards
  3. Decks of regular playing cards
  4. Infant soothers that attach to crib rail (all plastic please)
  5. Toddler toys-Especially those that are musical and/or light-up (all plastic please)
  6. Toy medical kits
  7. CD players
  8. Teen DVD’s (PG-13, no R please)
  9. Craft kits for ‘tweens and teens
  10. Play-Doh
  11. See All of the Items We Accept

 

Wish List for Donations and Indirect Services

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.

Donation Drop-Off Information

Donations can be received:

  • 9am-6pm Monday through Thursday
  • 9am-4:30pm Fridays

Please bring donations to the Hospital entrance at 700 Children’s Drive.

For additional drop-off information, please view our donation drop-off Instructions.

Participating in the Every Gift Matters Great Toy Drop-Off on December 6?

Find out more about this amazing event by visiting the Every Gift Matters Great Toy Drop-Off web page!

Special Holiday Drop-Off Information (Saturday, December 6 - Tuesday, December 30)

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:

  • 9am-6pm Monday through Thursday
  • 9am-4:30pm Fridays

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.

Restrictions and Special Notes

  • 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.

Let us do the Shopping

If you would like us to do the shopping and purchase items from the Wish List, you may make an online donation. Please indicate your designation is for Family and Volunteer Services.

Thank you for your consideration in making a donation!

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.

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