Wish List for Donations :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Top 10 Items

  1. Plastic infant/toddler musical light up or vibrating toys (V-Tech, Fisher Price, Munchkin)
  2. Lego sets (small and medium sizes)
  3. Teethers/rattles
  4. Musical soothers (plastic without cloth parts)
  5. UNO Card Game
  6. Little Tike & Fisher Price action structures and parts people, cars, animals & trains
  7. DVD's (Disney, Pixar, Teen)
  8. Crayola art supplies (24-pack crayons, markers, color pencils, scissors) coloring books, craft kits
  9. Play-Doh and Play-Doh kits 
  10. Amazon gift cards

Wish List for Donations and Indirect Services

On behalf of our patients and families, thank you for considering a donation. Your generosity is very much appreciated.

A gift of toys, games or activity supplies can make a big difference to children and families spending time in the hospital. Here you will find some of the most-needed items.


Holiday Toy and Donation Drop Off Instructions

Thank you for your toy donations to help our children and families staying in the hospital over the holiday season. Please see our toy drop-off instructions below. 

Donations can be received:

  • Hospital donation begins December 9

  • Hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.  - 6 p.m; Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Donations must be received no later than December 22 at 12 noon

  • We cannot accept donations December 1-8 and December 23-26. 

If you are unable to come to the December 9th Toy Drive and are bringing a large donation (50 items or more), please call 614-722-3635 in advance to notify us of your drop off day and time. If you are planning to bring your toys between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on December 9th you do not need to call in advance.

Join us December 9th for our Holiday Toy Drive! 

Click here for more info 


Restrictions and Special Notes

  • Due to infection control and allergies, we CANNOT accept used toys of any kind. This includes stuffed animals that have not been played with but have been on display or shelves in a home (Example: Beanie Baby collections).

  • We CAN accept newly purchased stuffed animals with tags still attached.

  • Please do not include food items (snacks/candy) in activity bags or patient gifts.

  • We are unable to use VHS tapes.

  • We need to see all items before they are distributed, so please do not wrap gifts for children.

  • Please make sure you check all hand sewn items to remove any needles or pins you may have used during construction.

  • We cannot accept donations of toys with weapons or violent themes such as guns, knives, swords, or other projectiles. This includes guns with styrofoam or plastic bullets.

Let us do the Shopping

If you would like us to do the shopping and purchase items from the Wish List, you may make an online donation. Please indicate your designation is for Family and Volunteer Services.

Thank you for your consideration in making a donation!

You may also mail a donation to:

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Attn: Family and Volunteer Services
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

Please contact us at (614) 722-3635 if you have any questions about donations or if you need more information about delivering your donation. If you are bringing a large donation (50 items or more) please call (614) 722-3635 in advance to make an appointment for your drop-off. 

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000

Nationwide Children's Hospital is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN: 31-1036370).