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Child Life Donations Wish List

Holiday Giving Information

The Child Life Department will receive holiday donations December 14 through December 23 during designated days and times.

We are unable to accept donations on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. It is our hope that the variety of drop-off times will meet your needs.

Infection control and privacy guidelines do prohibit donors from directly delivering gifts to patients. However, your gifts will be given to patients or used specifically with our patients and their families year round for therapeutic play and in our playrooms.

Please refer to our donation guidelines and wish list for our greatest needs at this time.

For questions: email Suzanne Mishler or call 843-792-1294.

The 2017 Holiday Donation Drop-Off Times

Thursday, December 14 | 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 16 | 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 17 | 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 20 | 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 21 | 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 23 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

During these times, we ask that you park your car in the MUSC Horseshoe in front of the Children’s Hospital entrance. There will be a reserved parking space and our Santa’s Helpers will be available to receive your donation.

Please call 843-300-5213 to alert our elves when you are within 5 minutes of arriving so they can greet you outside! (Please note: this phone is only available to be answered during drop-off times.)

Thank you again for your support of pediatric patients and their families!

Donation Guidelines

Thank you so much for your interest in giving to the Children’s Hospital! Holiday donations for patients and general play programming are managed through the Child Life Department. We appreciate your interest and generosity. Because thousands of children visit our facility each year, we have an ongoing need for new toys, crafts, books, video games and movies.

Here are a few guidelines that we ask you to follow when donating to MUSC Children’s Hospital:

  • We ask that all toys and materials be new and in their original packaging. Please do not wrap donations.
  • Please check our “Priority Needs” section of our wish list for our greatest needs at this time.
  • We accept donations during designated drop-off times (see Delivering your Donations).
  • Items should be respectful of all religions, cultures and belief systems.
  • No food or drinks.
  • No balloons.
  • Our patients range in age from newborn to teens. Please consider all ages when selecting gifts.

MUSC Child Life Donation Wish List


Crib Mirrors
Rattles (plastic or vinyl)
Musical/light up toys
Activity gyms (plastic)
Push toys
Sound machines
Mobiles (all plastic pieces)
Stacking toys
Toddler cars and trucks
Shape sorter
Pop up toys
Board Books
Books that make sounds
Infant clothing


Large Legos
Fisher Price toys and figures
Small, no-spill bubbles
Plastic baby dolls
Peg puzzles
Musical instruments
Pretend play food and dishes
Underwear, socks, clothes, pajamas
Wooden puzzles
Fisher Price doctor kits

School Age

Construction Toys
Plastic baby dolls/accessories
Mega Tile/Stixs, Kin'ex, building toys
Action figures/Army men
Disney Play Sets
Cars/Trucks/Hot Wheels cars
Plastic dinosaurs
Lego kits
Books/I Spy books
Board and card games
25-48 piece puzzles
Diver Barbie dolls/clothes
Underwear, socks, clothes, pajamas

Teen Girls

Personal care gift packs (body wash, shampoo, etc.)
Nail polish/Nail accessories 
Teen games
Pajamas, socks, blankets
Journals (blank)
Adult coloring books

Teen Boys

Sports clothing/hats
Personal care gift packs (body wash, shampoo, etc.)
Hand-held games
Over-the-door basketball games
Sport magazines
Pajamas, socks, blankets

Art Supplies

Crayons- jumbo, regular 16 or 24 packs, twistable
Colored pencils
Coloring books-kids and adult varieties
Drawing paper
Glue/glitter glue(small bottles)
Paint brushes
Blank canvas-any size
Play-Doh (small containers), clay, Model Magic
Duct Tape all varieties
Wooden craft items

Gift Cards

Hobby Lobby


Games for the following systems:

  • Nintendo DXL
  • PS4
  • XBOX one
  • Wii

All games must be rated “E” or “Teen.” We cannot accept games rated “M.”

Bop-It, Simon, 8-ball
CD players
Portable DVD players
Movies: new releases, Disney, Pre-school, Baby Einstein,

All movies must be rated G or PG-13.