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Child Life Donation Information

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, used books or used paper products. All donations must be respectful of individual values, beliefs and religious orientation.

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.

2015 HOLIDAY GIVING INFORMATION:  Please see:  donation delivery instructions and our donation guidelines. (pdf)

Child Life at MUSC Children's HospitalOur Top Priority Needs:

  • Walmart and Target gift cards
  • PlayStation 3 games (rated E or E+10)
  • DS Games (regular and 3DS)
  • New Release DVDs (G, PG, PG-13)
  • 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
  • Board books for infants and toddlers

Other needs:


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

Child Life at MUSC Children's HospitalToys

  • Action figures/Superheroes/Army Men/Ninja Turtles/wrestlers
  • Barbie and Ken clothes
  • Crib music boxes
  • Crib Mirrors
  • Disney Princess items
  • Fisher Price medical kits
  • Infant toys that light up
  • Legos (any size) and Lego kits
  • Mr. Potato Head
  • Play-Doh toys and accessories (scissors, rollers, etc.)
  • Pop-up toys
  • Teethers (plastic only)
  • Trains and train tracks


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

Child Life at MUSC Children's HospitalArts and Crafts

  • Blank Canvases
  • Children’s Safety Scissors
  • Colored pencils
  • Coloring Books
  • Crayola crayons (small packs)
  • Craft kits for children and teens
  • Crayola washable markers
  • Dot Art markers
  • Elmer’s glue (small bottles)
  • Finger Paint
  • Figurines & objects to paint (wood & ceramic)
  • Jewelry making kits
  • Model Magic
  • Paint by numbers
  • Paint Brushes (any sizes)
  • Plain white t-shirts (all sizes)
  • Stickers
  • White Pillow Cases


  • CDs (including teen music)
  • Portable CD players
  • Digital cameras and printing docks
  • DVDs (especially new releases, G, PG, PG-13 ratings)
  • 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

  • AC Moore gift cards
  • Barnes & Noble gift cards
  • Hobby Lobby gift cards
  • Michaels gift cards
  • Target gift cards
  • Wal-Mart gift cards
  • Scented Chapsticks (Lipsmackers)
  • Latex Free Kids patterned Band-Aids