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Holiday giving guide for Children’s Minnesota 

During the holiday season each year, we receive many in-kind gifts of toys, activities and other much-appreciated donations that are most helpful to our patients and families. We’re grateful for the outpouring of generosity and support!  

To help you, we have created some recommendations to best guide your giving to Children’s Minnesota this holiday season. 

Holiday giving tips 

  • Due to the amount of donations we receive, Children’s Minnesota kindly requests all donations be dropped off on or before Tuesday, Dec. 20. 
  • For large donations, please email the Children’s Minnesota Foundation at [email protected] to coordinate a delivery date and time to ensure we can best support your visit to campus. 
patient playing connect four toy

Where can I bring my donations? 

Children’s Minnesota St. Paul drop-off location 

Address:

345 N Smith Ave.,
St. Paul, MN 55102 

Where in the hospital do I drop off my gifts?

You can drop of your donations at the welcome center, which is located on the first and second floor. The phone number for the welcome center is: 651-220-6000. 

Hours of the welcome centers

  • Monday – Friday: 6 a.m.–8 p.m. 
  • Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. 

Children’s Minnesota Minneapolis drop-off location 

Address:

2525 Chicago Ave. S.,
Minneapolis, MN 55404 

Where in the hospital do I drop off my gifts?

You can drop of your donations at the welcome center, which is located on the first and second floor. The phone number for the welcome center is: 612-813-6000. 

Hours of the welcome center

  • Monday – Friday: 6 a.m.–8 p.m. 
  • Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. 

How you can give directly to Children’s Minnesota 

Wish list

View our wish list to see items that are our greatest needs. 

Amazon wish list 

We have curated wish lists of items that help make for a comfortable and more enjoyable hospital stay for our patients and families. 

AmazonSmile 

Log into your Amazon account through smile.amazon.com, choose Children’s Minnesota as your charity of choice and 0.5% of your purchases will be automatically donated. 

Let us do the shopping for you! 

By making a financial contribution, you’ll help the Children’s Minnesota staff purchase toys, books, crafts and games tailored to our patients’ needs based on age, diagnosis and hospital appropriateness. 

Alexandra Rothstein