Thank you for considering Nationwide Children’s Hospital for your donation!
Child Life and Psychosocial services throughout the hospital work hard to be creative in meeting the wide variety of needs of patients and their families. You can help our patients and families by donating from a registry of items carefully curated by the team. Items on our wish list include educational toys, games, and other items.
Your gifts from our Wish List can be accepted via USPS, UPS, Amazon, FedEx, or by drop off. Gifts received that are not included on the approved list(s) of items may be redirected to a Nationwide Children’s community partner that can more appropriately share the gift with a child. Items from the wish list can be purchased from any retailer – not exclusively from Amazon.
*The instructions below for standard drop offs are valid through Tuesday, November 21, 2023.
To allow time for staff to prepare for the holidays, NO DROP OFFS will be accepted November 22 through December 7. A schedule for holiday drop offs will then take effect.
Please click here for details related to the 2023 Holiday Toy Program and Wish List Drop!
Standard drop offs will resume Monday, January 8, 2024.
Preparing for drop-off before November 21: For the safety of our team, we ask that donations are dropped off in boxes that are closed and are of a size that can be managed by one person.
Donations can be brought to the information desk at Nationwide Children's Hospital, 630 Children's Drive. When you bring your donation, you will be asked to complete a donation slip at the information desk.
- 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday
- 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays
Location: 630 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH 43205
If have a question about a wish list donation or if you are bringing a large donation (more than would fit in a standard car) please call Frances Miller at (614) 722-4277 in advance to make an appointment for your drop off.
Please note that due to infection control and privacy issues, we do not have opportunities for donors to personally distribute donations to patients and families.
Let us do the shopping
Child Life and PsychoSocial services throughout the hospital work hard to be creative in meeting the wide variety of needs of patients and their families. There is a great need for funding to purchase toys, art project materials, and items patients and families utilize most.
Your monetary donation allows the teams to optimize the value of your donation when purchasing items that fulfill unique needs for development, special populations, and infectious disease control. Items not often found in stores.
Donations of new children’s books are welcome. We especially need: I Spy books, board books, new coloring books, new crossword and word search books.
The following print materials are not accepted: encyclopedias, textbooks, news magazines over a year old, books or magazines with: adult themes, religious themes, violent themes, or scary characters.
If you have questions – please contact the following individual with the Foundation:
Ann Holzapfel | (614) 355-5428
Amazon Wish List
Nationwide Children's Hospital is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. (EIN: 31-1036370).
Thank you again for your generosity. Wishing you and yours a warm and safe holiday season!