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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.

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

  • Coloring Books
  • Play-Doh (small containers)
  • Uno Cards
  • Walmart and Target gift cards
  • PlayStation 3 games (rated E or E+10)
  • DS systems and games
  • New Release DVDs (G, PG, PG-13)
  • Classic Disney DVDs
  • Infant Mobiles (all plastic only)
  • Spanish Books/Movies/CDs
  • Superhero Toys/Action Figures
  • Disney Princess Toys
  • Infant Rattles (plastic only)
  • Light up toddler toys
  • Doll clothes (8 inch baby dolls)
  • Barbie/Ken doll clothes
  • Gifts for teenagers

Other needs:


  • Checkers
  • Clue                                        
  • Connect Four
  • Guess Who
  • Monopoly
  • Trouble
  • Scrabble
  • UNO and playing cards

Child Life at MUSC Children's HospitalToys

  • Action figures/Superheroes/Army Men/Ninja Turtles/wrestlers
  • 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)
  • Hot Wheels cars


  • Board books for infants and toddlers
  • 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
  • Fabric markers
  • Colored sharpies
  • Elmer’s glue (small bottles)
  • Finger Paint
  • Figurines & objects to paint (wood & ceramic)
  • Model Magic
  • Paint by numbers
  • Paint Brushes (any sizes)
  • Plain white t-shirts (all sizes)
  • 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 (not systems)

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 X-Box One games
  • PlayStation 3
  • Nintendo DS, 3DS

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