Giving toys and gifts

Spending time in the hospital can be difficult for children and their families. Special toys and activities, however, can help make their hospital experience less stressful. You can help by providing the gift of new toys, crafts and other items for children of all ages – infants through teens.

Let us do the shopping for you!

Your financial contributions allow Children’s expert staff to purchase the toys, books, crafts and games that are tailored for our patients – based on age, diagnosis and hospital appropriateness. You can make a financial gift online now to support Child and Family Services or visit our online store to shop for toys, services and experiences for Children’s patients and families.

Filling your shopping cart with smiles

Wondering what the hospital needs most? Children’s has developed a Wish List of items needed throughout the hospital. Items on Children’s Wish List can be purchased at any retail store. Please consult our In-Kind Donation Frequently Asked Questions for more details.

Dropping off your donation

Donations can be dropped off at either our Minneapolis or St. Paul hospital campus during the hours listed below. When you arrive at the hospital, please plan to park in one of our visitor ramps (first 20 minutes are free.) Once inside the hospital you may bring your donations to one of our Welcome Desks.

Planning to drop-off as a group?

(Examples: Sports teams, Girl Scout troops, clubs, classrooms, youth groups, etc.)
If your club, troop, or team is looking to drop your donations off as a group, please contact the Foundation at 651-855-2800 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about group size restrictions and to schedule a donation drop-off date and time. Group donations should be scheduled at least 1 week in advance.

** Please fill out our donation form and bring it with you when you drop off your donation. 

Children's - St. Paul Drop-Off Location

345 N Smith Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Welcome Center (1st floor, River Tower)
Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Children's – Minneapolis Drop-Off Location

2525 Chicago Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Welcome Center (1st Floor and 2nd Floor)
Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mailing your donation

Donations can always be mailed to the address below. Make sure to include a completed donation form.

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Foundation
2910 Centre Pointe Drive
Roseville, MN 55113

Need more information?

For information about supporting the mission of Children’s by making a donation, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 651-855-2800.