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St. Luke's Children's Hospital Donation Wish List

Thank you for considering a donation of in-kind items to St. Luke's Children's Hospital. Items received will support patients in our pediatric and pediatric intensive care units.

To protect the health and safety of our patients, please ensure your item(s) meet these guidelines before making a donation. The guidelines include delivery instructions as well.


  • Cloth wrist rattles
  • Plastic rattles*
  • Small stuffed animals with fabric eyes
  • Cloth, plastic, or board books (in English and Spanish)*
  • MamaRoo swings
  • All-plastic mobiles
  • Bouncy seats
  • Crib gyms
  • Stacking toys
  • Crib mirrors
  • Light-up musical toys*
  • Crib music boxes
  • Teethers

Toddlers and Preschoolers

  • Dolls
  • Books (in English and Spanish)*
  • Shape sorters, pop-up toys
  • Sturdy toys with few parts
  • Stuffed animals
  • Drawing pads, Crayola crayons, markers*
  • Stickers
  • Safety scissors
  • Play-doh*
  • Preschool-age games (Don’t Break the Ice, Candy Land, Hi-Ho Cherry-O, etc.) and card games (Go Fish, Old Maid)
  • Dinosaurs, animals, Little People
  • Play cell phones
  • Wooden peg puzzles, 24-piece puzzles
  • Bubbles*

School-age Children

  • Art sets, art supplies
  • Fabric markers/paint
  • Craft kits
  • Legos
  • Cars or trucks
  • Barbies
  • Board games (Monopoly, Battleship, Sorry, Life, Guess Who, Connect Four, etc.)*
  • Puzzles, 300 pieces or less
  • Action figures
  • Books*
  • Velvet posters, coloring books
  • Various arts and craft supplies (paints, markers, Crayola crayons, stickers)
  • Model magic, foam dough, modeling clay
  • Card games (Skip-bo, Uno, Uno Attack)*
  • Wooden or ceramic objects for painting


  • Books
  • Gift cards in $10 increments (Walmart, Barnes and Noble, Gap, Old Navy, iTunes, Dutch Bros, etc.)
  • Nail polish sets
  • Diaries / journals / blank unlined notebooks
  • Sports balls
  • Regular playing cards*
  • Board games (Apples to Apples, Phase 10 dice, Yahtzee)
  • Stretched canvases for painting
  • Acrylic paints in small bottles and paint brushes
  • Puzzle books (crossword, sudoku, word searches)
  • Artist-quality markers, colored pencils, etc.
  • Fun ballpoint pens/gel pens
  • Thin felt-tip markers and colored pencils*
  • Intricate coloring books
  • Baseball hats


  • Holiday gift bags, name tags, and ribbon
  • Birthday gift bags
  • Stress balls
  • Flavored chapstick
  • Fidget spinners and other fidget toys
  • Kinetic sand*
  • Deodorant
  • Hand cream
  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Hair clips/bands
  • Cozy socks
  • Reusable water bottles

Additional items can be found by visiting our Amazon wish list.

Clothing, Homemade Items, and Craft Projects

  • Underwear, size 3T and up
  • Pajama sets size 2T and up
  • Bibs
  • Quilts/fleece blankets* (newly made, unused, clean, free of pins and odors)
  • Tote bags*
  • Handmade fun-print pillow cases* (newly made, unused, clean, free of pins and odors) - View easy instructions for making pillowcases 
  • Medical play dolls - View patterns and instructions 
  • Decoration and craft kits for patients to assemble in the hospital
    • Please do: 
      • Place all items in plastic zip storage bags
      • Include craft instructions and a photo of the finished product (optional) so the kids know what to do
      • Pre-cut all paper into the needed shapes and sizes including small things like silhouettes, eyes, teeth, dots, stripes, etc. 
    • Please do not:
      • Include glue, glitter, paint or scissors in the kits
      • Include items with latex, which can be found in balloons, rubber gloves, bracelet kits and craft foam; some of our patients are allergic to latex and it is not allowed in the hospital
*High-use items are bolded and marked with an asterisk. If donating, please consider these items first.

Food Donations for Shared Family Kitchens

For safety reasons, food donations must be individually wrapped, single-serving items in containers with lot numbers, and not past the expiration date. We cannot accept any homemade food items.

  • SpaghettiOs, canned ravioli, chili
  • Mac and cheese cups, instant rice cups, Cup Noodles 
  • Applesauce, pudding cups, Jell-O, etc. 
  • Crackers, chips, popcorn, snack mixes, pretzels, peanuts, raisins, cookies
  • Granola bars, Nutri-Grain bars, pop tarts
  • Fruit snacks, dried fruit, fruit leather, fruit cups, applesauce cups
  • Juice boxes, Capri Sun
  • Instant oatmeal

It's Time for Santa's Toy Box

Accepting Toy Donations for Our Youngest Patients

When a child is admitted to the hospital, parents and families deal with enormous stress and strain. If an admission happens during the holiday season, the stress can be even greater. St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital created Santa’s Toy Box to partner with families in an effort to reduce holiday strain and to create a wonderful holiday experience during this otherwise stressful time.