Nationwide Childrens Hospital Hosts Holiday Toy Drive

November 30, 2012

Each year around the holidays, Nationwide Children’s Hospital receives countless phone calls and emails from the community asking about donating toys to our patients. Well, you asked, so we listened. Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host its first ever Every Gift Matters Great Toy Drop-Off on Saturday, December 8 from 9 a.m. to noon in front of the new main hospital, located at 630 Children’s Drive. 

The community is encouraged to drop off new toys and/or children’s books that will be distributed to the patients at Nationwide Children’s this holiday season. The drop-off will take place in front of the new main hospital along Children’s Drive. Volunteers will be on-hand to collect your donation(s).

A gift of toys, games or activity supplies can make a big difference to children and families spending time in the hospital over the holiday season. While we cannot accept food or clothing, here is a list of items we can collect:

  • New toys 
  • New or gently used children’s books
  • Brand new stuffed animals with tags still attached
  • Cash donations to support the Child Life Fund
  • Gift cards

We ask that you please do not wrap these gifts. Also, due to concerns regarding infection control and allergies, we cannot accept used toys or stuffed animals. This includes toys or stuffed animals that have never been played with but have been in a home as part of a collection. 

For a list of our most-needed items or to bring a donation at another time, please visit our Wish List for Donations at

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at