In-kind gifts

Although spending time in the hospital can be difficult for children and their families, special toys and activities can 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.

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For every purchase made through, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price to Children’s Minnesota. Login with your Amazon account at and choose “Children’s Minnesota” as your charity of choice.

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Let us do the shopping for you

Your financial contributions allow Children’s expert staff to purchase the toys, books, crafts and games tailored to our patients’ needs 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.

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 (the first 20 minutes are free). Once inside the hospital you may bring your donations to one of our Welcome Desks.

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

Drop off locations

Children’s Minnesota – St. Paul drop-off location

345 N Smith Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Welcome Centers (first floor or second floor)
Monday – Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Children’s Minnesota – Minneapolis drop-off location

2525 Chicago Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Welcome Centers (first floor or second floor)
Monday – Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing your donation

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

Children’s Minnesota Foundation
Children’s Business Campus
5901 Lincoln Drive
Edina, MN 55436

Need more information?

For information about supporting the mission of Children’s by making a donation, please email [email protected] or call 952-992-5500.

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