Gift and Toy Donations for Hospitalized Children

The Child Life department at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is extremely grateful for those interested in making a donation for our patients. Please keep in mind that we are unable to accept donations of used toys (including stuffed/cloth toys) due to the hospital's infection control policy. 


Our Top Priority Needs

  • Gifts for Teens
  • Light Up Toddler Toys
  • Infant toys (rattles, pacifiers, etc.)
  • Gross Motor Riding Toys
  • Popular Card/Board Games (i.e. Uno)
  • Superhero Toys/Action Figures
  • I-Pods
  • Gift Cards in Small Increments ($5-$15); Walmart, Target, iTunes.
  • Teen Coloring Books/Sketch Pads
  • Coloring books
  • Bubbles

Donation Guidelines

  • Due to strict infection control purposes, all donated items must be new and unwrapped.
  • We do not accept latex balloons, candy/food items, or violent toys.
  • In order to ensure patient safety and abide by patient confidentiality regulations, gifts cannot be delivered directly to patients by the donor(s).

Children's Experiences' Team Wish list

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Educational Materials

Educational Materials

  • School Supplies (notebooks, pencils, sharpeners, spiral notebooks)
  • Flash Cards
  • Learning Games
  • Pre-K Workbooks
  • Reading books (pre-school & school age)
If you are interested in supporting a specific program or making a monetary donation, please call Nicklaus Children’s Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital at 305-666-2889 or visit