Holiday 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.

Support childhood literacy and purchase books from Children’s Library Wish List.

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. We are also unable to accept sports equipment, bikes, skateboards, scooters and toy weapons.

Clothes Closet

  • Infant shirts (boy)
  • Toddler pants (boy)
  • Youth pants (boy)
  • Adult tops (male and female)
  • Adult bottoms (male and female)

Infant

  • Single layer cotton sheets/blankets – *no fleece (32 inches X 36 inches)
  • Standard size colored/patterned pillowcases
  • Fitted colored/patterned crib sheets (mattress size 22 X 34 X 3)
  • Long sleeve, snap-up, thin cotton sleepers, prefer with mitten cuff (preemie and newborn sizes)
  • Front snap bodysuits (newborn size)
  • Lightweight cotton and muslin swaddle blankets
  • Flannel/cotton receiving blankets
  • Infant Baby Einstein toys
  • Infant rattles (Sassy and Bright Starts)
  • Infant O-balls
  • Ogo Sport Bolli – flexible teether balls

Toddler/Preschool

  • 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, 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
  • Puzzles (3-18 pieces)

School Age

  • Games (Sorry, Memory, Headbanz, Connect 4, Trouble, Jenga, Cribbage, Sequence, Yahtzee, Apples to Apples, Guess Who and Monopoly)
  • Duplo kits and Small Lego sets
  • Hot wheels
  • Action figures (Superhero, Princess, Frozen, Ninja Turtles, Star Wars)
  • Magna doodle toy
  • Jigsaw puzzles (24, 48 and 100 pieces)
  • Sound story books, sticker story books, pop-up books and “seek and find” books
  • Play Doh
  • Fleece blankets (minimum 52″ long)

Adolescents

  • Games (Jenga, Cribbage, Sequence, Yahtzee, Apples to Apples 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)
  • Fleece blankets (minimum 52″ long)
  • Adult coloring books

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
  • Adult coloring books

Music Therapy

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