Thank you for your interest in the patients of St. Louis Children’s Hospital! Gifts In-Kind are used in various places throughout the hospital, including the child life playroom, teen lounge, library, emergency unit, radiology, waiting areas, admitting, etc. Your donations are welcomed and greatly appreciated!

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 or gently used books are accepted. 
  • Handmade blankets must be laundered prior to donating.

Wish List Top 10:

  1. Toys for girls (i.e. small figurines, LOL Surprise, Hatchimals, etc.)

  2. Markers and colored pencils

  3. Gifts for teenagers (i.e. Bath & Body Works, technology items, etc.)

  4. Infant/toddler toys (i.e. music/light-up toys, teethers, rattles, crib mobiles)

  5. Small bottles of bright and colorful acrylic paint

  6. Lego sets

  7. Canvases

  8. Action figures

  9. Uno & other card games

  10. Ear buds/headphones

***please refer to our Amazon Wish List for specific needs and other ideas***

Need more ideas on what to donate?

CLICK HERE to view our Child Life Amazon Wish List 

CLICK HERE to view our printable wish list

CLICK HERE to view our community service project opportunities


How to Donate

Donations may be dropped off at:

St. Louis Children's Hospital
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Donations may be dropped off any day of the week. The best time for donation drop off is 9AM-3PM however, other arrangements may be made through Child Life Services.

  • Print the donation form
  • 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