Thank you for your interest in donating items for the patients of St. Louis Children's Hospital! In-kind gifts are used year-round for celebrating important milestones like birthdays, anniversaries and the end of treatments like chemotherapy or radiation. Items from our Amazon wish list are also used as rewards after patients complete a difficult task or procedure during their course of treatment. These gifts are used throughout the hospital, including the child life playroom, teen lounge, library, emergency department, radiology and beyond. Your donations are welcomed and greatly appreciated!
Donating During the Holiday Season
New, packaged, unwrapped toys and gift cards will be accepted December 6th–December 20th at BJC at the Commons just a few blocks east of the hospital.
Donation Dates and Times:
Wednesday, December 6, 9 am - 1 pm
Thursday, December 7, 2 pm - 6 pm
Friday, December 8, 9 am - 1 pm
Saturday, December 9, 11 am - 3 pm
Sunday, December 10, 1 am - 3 pm
Monday, December 11, 9 am - 1 pm
Tuesday, December 12, 2 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday, December 13, 9 am - 1 pm
Thursday, December 14, 2 pm - 6 pm
Friday, December 15, 9 am - 1 pm
Saturday, December 16, 11 am - 3 pm
Sunday, December 17, 11 am - 3 pm
Monday, December 18, 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, December 19, 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, December 20, 9 am - 1 pm
Please note, donations are unable to be accepted at St. Louis Children’s Hospital campus during the holiday season.
What to Donate
Child Life Services makes use of a variety of donated items. Toys, teen gifts, art supplies, video games, stuffed animals, and crib mobiles are just a selection of items that we are in need of. Please note:
- All items must be new with tags or in original packaging
- New fleece blankets or handmade fleece blankets are accepted. Handmade blankets must be washed prior to donating. Minimum size for blankets is 50” x 60”
- Currently not in need of knitted/crocheted/quilted blankets or hats
- Our infection prevention guidelines require that all donations must be new items. We are unable to accept any handmade items, except for washed blankets. We are also currently unable to accept used books.
Wish List Top 10:
Infant/toddler toys (i.e. music/light-up toys, teethers, rattles, crib mobiles)
Gifts for teenagers (i.e. brain games/3D puzzles/Rubicks Cubes, Legos, nail art sets, craft sets such as jewelry, kitting/fiber arts/fimo clay/hooked rugs/embroidery, coloring books and colored markers/pencils, etc.)
Stuffed animals, but only with fabric eyes, not hard plastic eyes
Blankets (new or handmade fleece blankets of a minimum size of 50" x 60," handmade blankets must be washed prior to donating)
Toys for girls (i.e. small figurines, LOL Surprise, Hatchimals, etc.)
Washable markers and colored pencils
New books for all ages
Lego sets for all ages
Canvases, sketchpads, drawing paper, and coloring books (especially for teens)
Action figures for girls and boys
***please refer to our Amazon Wish List for specific needs and other ideas***
Need more ideas on what to donate?
CLICK HERE for an Amazon wish list of items that can be sent directly to St. Louis Children's Hospital.
CLICK HERE to access The Nook. Shop local! Items from our wish list are also available for purchase locally at The Nook, a volunteer-run shop where 100% of the profits come back to the hospital!
How to Donate
We're happy to accept your donations Monday–Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please call ahead to schedule a delivery time at 314.215.7192. This ensures a Child Life Services staff member is available to accept the donation. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate unscheduled drop-offs. Please note - donation hours and drop-off site may vary during the holiday season.
All donations should be brought to the hospital's main entrance. Upon arriving in the circle drive off of Kingshighway, please call to let us know you have arrived. Due to safety precautions, a Child Life Services Staff member will meet you outside to collect your donation.
To schedule your delivery, inquire about an off hours delivery time or to let us know you have arrived for your donation drop off, please call 314.215.7192.
Donations may be dropped off at:
St. Louis Children's Hospital
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Prior to arriving, please:
- Print this donation form so we can acknowledge your kindness
- Complete all requested information on the form and include your signature.
- Bring the completed donation form to St. Louis Children's Hospital along with your donation.
- For additional questions contact us at 314.215.7192 or [email protected].