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.

The Family Resource Center is always in need of individually-packaged/single-serve treats for patient family snack breaks. View a list of our most needed snack items.

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NOTE: Because of allergy and immunity concerns among patients, Children’s Minnesota is only able to accept new items with the tags still attached and cannot accept used clothing, toys or blankets. We are unable to accept sports equipment, bikes, skateboards, scooters and toy weapons. We are also unable to accept items that contain information identifying past or present patients including, but not limited to, patient’s first and last name, birth date, photo(s) and story or care experience.


  • 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


  • No spill bubble tumblers
  • 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)
  • Little Tikes animal flashlights
  • Paw Patrol
  • Mega Blocks First Builders
  • Fisher Price Dr. kits
  • New blankets (all ages)
  • Non-holiday stuffed animals
  • Play Doh and Play Doh tools
  • Puzzles (3-18 pieces)
  • Multi-cultural baby dolls

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 and remote control cars
  • Action figures (Superhero, Princess, Disney, Ninja Turtles, Star Wars)
  • Magna doodle toy
  • Magna-tiles
  • Jigsaw puzzles (24, 48 and 100 pieces)
  • Sound story books, sticker story books, pop-up books and “seek and find” books
  • Play Doh and Play Doh tools
  • Fleece blankets (minimum 52″ x 57″ long) bigger square blankets vs. skinny rectangle-towel sized blankets


  • Puzzle Books (crossword, word find, sudoku)
  • Deck of playing cards, Uno, Skip-bo and Phase 10
  • Nail Polish sets
  • Ear buds
  • Artist sketchbooks
  • Notebooks and composition books
  • $15 or $20 gift cards (Target, Walmart, Amazon, Apple Store, iTunes)
  • Fleece blankets (minimum 52″ x 57″)
  • Adult coloring books
  • Fine point markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Putty or slime
  • Mini blue tooth speakers
  • Games (Jenga, Cribbage, Sequence, Yahtzee, Apples to Apples and Monopoly)

Arts and Crafts Materials

  • Play-doh and play-doh sets
  • Markers (regular and fine tip)
  • Crayola 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
  • Model Magic
  • Window markers

Music Therapy

  • Egg Shakers
  • Hohner Kazoos and Harmonicas
  • Blank CDs
  • Guitar Straps
  • Guitar Tuners

Clothes Closet

  • New and Gender Neutral T-shirts (2T to adult sizes)
  • New and Gender Neutral Sweatshirts (2T to adult sizes)
  • New and Gender Neutral Sweatpants (2T to adult sizes)
  • New underwear for 2T to adult, both male and female

Technology/Geek Squad

  • New SD cards
  • Nintendo Switches
  • Nintendo Switch Games (Teen and Under)
  • Nintendo Switch Joy Con Remotes
  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers
  • USB C Charging Cords
  • Micro USB Charging Cords
  • Apple iPhone/iPad Charging Blocks
  • Current Model iPad Mini’s or Full Size
  • Portable USB Battery Chargers
  • New Release DVD’s

Items we cannot accept:

  • Sports Equipment
  • Bikes, Skateboards, scooters
  • Toy weapons – guns, sabers, etc.
  • Used or gently used items

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