Donate toys and items
You can support our patients through in-kind gifts of toys, supplies, activities and other much-appreciated items. You can also allow our staff to respond to specific needs by donating to our Foundation, and allowing us to acquire the most-helpful and needed items.
Children’s Minnesota is only able to accept new, unopened and unused items because of allergen and immunity concerns. Staff members will distribute items as needed to patients and families throughout our hospitals and clinics. Groups are not able to hand out items to patients and families due to HIPAA privacy regulations and our infection prevention policies. All donated food items will be put into our food pantries, located within our Family Resource Centers. Get answers to other frequently asked questions here.
Ways to help directly
By making a financial contribution, you’ll help Children’s Minnesota staff purchase toys, books, crafts and games tailored to our patients’ needs based on age, diagnosis and hospital appropriateness.
Our wish lists are filled with items of greatest need to help make for a more comfortable and enjoyable stay for our patients and families.
To purchase and deliver items directly to the hospital: Amazon wish list
To purchase and drop off items to the hospital on your own: View wish list
All items are provided by your group. These kits are to be made off-site. Please note: we cannot accept anything made of latex or accept toys resembling guns, swords or any weapons. We ask that you package kits so they can be distributed to patients and families – try using Ziplocs or tote bags with your company logo, or paper gift bags.