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Child Life Services : Child Life Wish List

This information is provided as a guideline for groups or individuals interested in donating toys and materials for the children at MUSC Children's Hospital.  Because of our infection control policy, we are only able to accept toys, stuffed animals and materials that are new.We cannot accept balloons, food items or used books.

Child Life at MUSC Children's HospitalIf you have any questions about any of the suggestions listed below or if you would like to know our greatest needs at the time, please call our child life department at 843-792-1294.

Please note: Due to patient confidentiality and infection control, we are unable to allow donors to deliver gifts directly to patient rooms.

Please call 843-792-1294 to make donation arrangements. Please attach your name and address to your donation. 

Please avoid donating toys with small pieces (choke hazards) or fall apart easily and remember our patient population includes children ages birth through 18 years.

Child Life at MUSC Children's HospitalPriority Needs

  • Walmart and Target gift cards
  • Any Items from Arts and Crafts section of this list (see below)
  • DS Games (regular and 3DS)
  • New Release DVDs (G, PG, PG-13*) *Highly desired
  • Classic Disney DVDs
  • Play-Doh
  • Infant Mobiles (all plastic only)
  • Spanish Books/Movies/CDs
  • Coloring Books
  • Superhero Toys/Action Figures
  • Disney Princess Toys
  • Uno Cards
  • Infant Rattles (plastic only)
  • Light up toddler toys
  • Matchbox Car
  • Board books for infants and toddlers


  • Checkers
  • Clue                                        
  • Connect Four
  • Guess Who
  • Monopoly Jr.
  • Playing cards
  • Sorry
  • Taboo
  • Trouble
  • Uno
  • Life
  • Apples to apples Jr

Child Life at MUSC Children's HospitalToys

  • Animals
  • Action figures/Superheroes/Army Men
  • Airplanes
  • Barbies and Barbie clothes
  • Bubbles
  • Cars/Matchbox cars
  • Crib music boxes
  • Crib Mirrors
  • Dolls (plastic only) and accessories
  • Disney Princess items
  • Dinosaurs
  • Fisher Price medical kits
  • Infant toys that light up
  • Legos (any size)
  • Lego kits
  • Magna Doodles
  • Mr. Potato Head
  • Mobiles (plastic only)
  • Play-Doh toys and accessories (scissors, rollers, etc.)
  • Pop-up toys
  • Rattles and wrist rattles (plastic only)
  • Teethers (plastic only)
  • Weebles
  • Wrestlers


  • Board books
  • Teen fiction
  • Coloring Books
  • Dot Art Coloring Books
  • “I Spy” books
  • Sound books
  • Books in Spanish
  • Blank Journals (for boys and girls)
  • Mad Libs

Child Life at MUSC Children's HospitalArts and Crafts

  • Acrylic paints
  • Beads
  • Butcher paper (any color)
  • Blank Canvases
  • Children’s Safety Scissors
  • Construction paper (large and small)
  • Colored pencils
  • Coloring Books
  • Colored Noodles
  • Colored Buttons
  • Cotton Balls
  • Solid Color Copier Paper (any colors)
  • Crayola crayons
  • Craft projects for teens
  • Crayola washable markers
  • Dot Art markers
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Fabric paints and markers
  • Feathers
  • Finger Paint
  • Figurines & objects to paint (wood & ceramic)
  • Glitter
  • Glitter Glue
  • Glue Sticks for Hot Glue Gun (small not large)
  • Google Eyes
  • Jewelry making kits
  • Model Magic
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint by numbers
  • Paint Brushes (any sizes)
  • Pom Poms
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Plain white t-shirts (all sizes)
  • Play-Doh (Play-Doh brand)
  • Poster boards
  • Rhinestones
  • Ribbon (any sizes and colors)
  • Scrapbooking Paper
  • Sequins
  • Stickers
  • Watercolors
  • White Pillow Cases
  • Wood projects


  • Batteries (all sizes)
  • Cartridges for color printers (ask for type)
  • CDs (including teen music)
  • Portable CD players
  • Digital cameras and printing docks
  • DVDs (especially new releases, G, PG, PG-13 ratings)
  • Personal CD players
  • Portable DVD players
  • Starlight Fun Center (call for details)

Video Games

Note: We can accept new and gently used games (not game systems) for use with the following systems. Donated games must be rated E for "Everyone."

  • X-Box 360 and Kinect
  • PlayStation 3
  • Nintendo DS, 3DS
  • Nintendo Wii

Miscellaneous Items

Gift cards:

  • AC Moore
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Michaels
  • Target
  • Wal-Mart
  • Scented Chapsticks (Lipsmackers)
  • Latex Free Kids patterned Band-Aids
  • Pool Cues
  • Wax Paper and Parchment Paper
  • Ziplock Bags (any size)
  • Birthday/Party Supplies
    • Streamers
    • Gift Bags
    • Bows
    • Wrapping Paper
  • Teaching dolls (please call for pattern)