Emergency Clothes Closet

Every day, our patients and families experience situations that cause their clothing to be soiled or damaged and they arrive at the hospital with nothing extra. Our trauma patients most often need their clothes cut off to assess their injuries immediately. A sick child may need fresh clothes and a blanket for warmth.

We invite our community to donate items to our Emergency Clothes Closet. All donated items must be new with tags attached or in original packaging and appropriate for youth and teens. Sizes needed include Youth SX, S, M, L, XL and Adult S, M, L, XL, 2XL

The following is a list of clothing items requested:

  • Flip flops/Slide sandals
  • Slippers (with grip feet)
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Bras
  • Pajamas (up to size youth medium)
  • T-shirts – long-sleeve and short-sleeve
  • Athletic pants
  • Athletic shorts
  • Sweatshirts/Hoodies
  • Winter hats
  • Gloves


Additional Family comfort items requested:

  • Phone Chargers – all types
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Fleece blankets


For delivery or additional information, please call Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation at 614-355-5400.


Thank you in advance!