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Child Life Donations Wish List

Thank you so much for your interest in giving to the Children’s Hospital! 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.

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

Donation Guidelines

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 “Top 5 Needs” section of our wish list for our greatest wishes 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.
  •  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.

MUSC Child Life Donation Wish List

Top Needs

IInfant Rattles- plastic

Small containers of Playdough

Card games- Uno, Skip-Bo, playing cards

Items to paint- wooden, ceramics, canvases

New release and Disney DVDs, Hot Wheel Cars

Super Hero figures (4-6 inches)


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
Cars/Trucks/Hot Wheels cars
Plastic dinosaurs
Lego kits
Books/I Spy books
Board and card games
25-48 piece puzzles
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


New releases, Disney, Pre-school, Baby Einstein
All movies must be rated G or PG-13.

Download a printable copy of our wishlist

Monetary donation information, fundraiser information and to learn more about the new Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, please contact the Children’s Fund office at 843-792-2624 or visit the Campaign for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital