In-Kind Wish List

Thank you for your support this holiday season. 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.

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 allergy 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.


  • 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 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)


  • 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

  • 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)

Items we cannot accept:

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