In-Kind Wish List

Thank you for your support. By donating these materials to Children’s Minnesota, you are giving patients the opportunity to play and have fun while they are in the hospital. Please completely fill out our donation form and bring it with you when you drop off your donation.

We are always in need of donations to our Food Pantry. View a list of our most needed meal and snack items for patients families.

Want to donate an item from our in-kind wish list but don’t have time to shop? Purchase items from our online Giving Store and make the same impact without leaving your home!

NOTE: Because of allergen and immunity concerns among patients, Children’s is only able to accept new items with the tags still attached and cannot accept used clothing, toys or blankets.

Clothes Closet

  • Sweatpants (12-18 years old)
  • Sweatshirts (12-18 years old)
  • Simple t-shirts (12-18 years old)
  • Socks (12-18 years old)


  • Single layer cotton sheets/blankets – *no fleece (22 inches X 32 inches)
  • Standard size colored/patterned pillowcases
  • Fitted colored/patterned crib sheets (mattress size 22 X 34 X 3)
  • Long sleeve onsies, prefer with mitten cuff (preemie and newborn – 5-8 lbs)
  • Long sleeve, snap-up, thin cotton sleepers, prefer with mitten cuff (preemie and newborn sizes)
  • Side snap bodysuits (newborn size)
  • Muslin swaddle blankets
  • Flannel/cotton receiving blankets
  • Infant Baby Einstein toys
  • Infant rattles (Sassy and Bright Starts)
  • Infant O-balls


  • Toddler toys (light and sound, pop-up toys, stacking and sorting toys, Fisher Price, Playmobile, etc)
  • Preschool toys (play-sets with figures: Fisher Price Little People, Playmobile, Disney, Little Tikes animal flashlights, etc)
  • Thomas the Train
  • Little Tikes animal flashlights
  • Mega Blocks First Builders
  • Fisher Price Dr. kits
  • New blankets (all ages)
  • Pillow Pets and other non-holiday stuffed animals
  • Play Doh

School Age

  • Duplo kits and Mini Lego sets
  • Hot wheels
  • Action figures (Superhero, Princess, Frozen, Ninja Turtles, Star Wars)
  • Magna doodle toy
  • Jigsaw puzzles (12, 24 pieces)
  • Sound story books, sticker story books, pop-up books and “seek and find” books
  • Play Doh


  • Games (Sorry, Memory, Headbanz, Connect 4, Trouble, Jenga, Cribbage, Sequence, Yahtzee, Apples to Apples, Guess Who and Monopoly)
  • Puzzle Books (crossword, word find, sudoku)
  • Deck of playing cards, Uno, Skip-bo and Phase 10
  • Nail Polish
  • Ear buds
  • Drawing paper tablets
  • Notebooks (without wire binding)
  • $15 or $20 gift cards (Target, Walmart, Amazon, Apple Store, iTunes)

Arts and Crafts Materials

  • Play-doh and play-doh sets
  • Markers (regular and fine tip)
  • Crayons
  • Crayola water colors
  • Crayola Wonders kits All-in-one art kits (for all ages as well as boys and girls)
  • Fuzzy posters
  • Klutz art books


  • Purchase books from the Children’s Library Wish List
  • Hello Baby Board Book Collection (Birth-12 Months)
  • Little Movers Collection (Birth- 12 Months)
  • What’s That Noise? Board book collection (12-18 Months)
  • Baby’s First Board Books Collection (12-18 Months)
  • AAB Bilingual Board Book Favorites (Early Childhood)
  • AAB Board Book Favorites (Early Childhood)
  • Things That Go (Early Childhood)
  • Dr. Seuss Board Books Collection (18-24 Months)
  • Baby’s First Learning Bilingual Board Book Collection (18-24 Months)
  • English-Spanish Foundations Collection 2 (24-36 Months)
  • Child’s Play Library Collection (3-5 years)
  • Curious George Bilingual Collection (3-5 years)
  • How to Hide Collection (3-5 years)
  • How Do Dinosaurs…? Collection (3-5 years)

Music Therapy

  • Harmonica Key of C (Brand: Hohner Kids)
  • Egg shakers