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7 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

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Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Wish List

Thank you for your interest in donating to Palmetto Health’s Children’s Hospital!

Below is a list of suggested items (categorized by priority, age, activity and holiday needs) that you or your organization can donate to our patients and the playrooms here at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. When you are ready to bring your donation, please call Child Life at 803-434-4327 to schedule a drop off time so that someone will be available to meet you. If you have questions about any of these suggestions or would like to know our greatest needs at the time, please call Child Life.

Our Current High-Priority needs include:

  • Colored pencils
  • Gift cards
  • Matchbox®/Hot Wheels® toy cars
  • New, unused stuffed animals

Download our printable poster version of this list (PDF)

Please Remember: 

  1. Our patient population includes many infants and toddlers. Please avoid toys that have small pieces, sharp objects or toys with many pieces.
  2. For the safety of our children, our infection control policy requires that all toys, games and stuffed animals must be NEW.
  3. Due to patient confidentiality and infection control, we are unable to allow donors to deliver gifts directly to patient rooms.
  4. If sending gift cards, our mailing address is:
    • Child Life
    • Attention: Christy Fink
    • Palmetto Health Children's Hospital
    • 7 Richland Medical Park Dr.
    • Columbia, SC 29203

Helpful Donations for All Ages:

Infant Items:

  • Rattles/teething rings
  • Baby blankets
  • Pacifiers
  • Lullaby boxes
  • Busy boxes
  • Bottles
  • Crib attachments
  • Oballs
  • Light-up/musical toys
  • Infant socks with grips
  • Sippy cups


  • Mr. Potato Head
  • Fisher Price® Farm/Little People
  • Sound books/board books
  • Light-up/musical toys
  • Interactive toys (Vtech® and LeapFrog®)
  • Baby dolls of all ethnicities (especially African-American)
  • Bilingual toys and books (English/Spanish)
  • Magna Doodles
  • Medical play kits
  • Duplos®
  • Plastic dinosaurs and zoo animals
  • Push cars/wagons/scoot toys (Playskool®, Fisher Price®, Little Tikes®, Step2®, Radio Flyer®)
  • View-Master® and slides

School Age:

  • Barbie® and Barbie® clothes
  • My Little Pony®
  • Monster High®
  • Littlest Petshop
  • Matchbox®/Hot Wheels® cars
  • Action figures (Spider-Man, Hulk, Ninja Turtles, Wrestling, etc.)
  • G.I. Joe
  • Nerf guns
  • Lego® kits for boys and girls ages 10+
  • Puzzles (under 100 pieces)
  • “I Spy” books


  • Gift cards (for example, iTunes)
  • Jewelry
  • Lip gloss
  • Nail polish/mani-pedi kits
  • iPods®
  • Remote control cars
  • Balls (sports, Nerf)
  • Journals
  • Fuzzy/colorful socks
  • Headphones
  • Universal phone chargers (Android/Apple)


  • Board games (for example, Battleship, Catch Phrase, Connect Four, Trouble, Boggle)
  • UNO® cards/Phase 10 cards
  • Playing cards
  • Nintendo® DS and games (up to Teen rating)
  • Wii™, PS3™ and Xbox 360 games (up to Teen rating)
  • Xbox 360 (wireless controllers)


  • Individually packaged arts and crafts kits
  • Stickers
  • Crayola® crayons/markers (Crayola® products are latex free)
  • Coloring books
  • Individual water color painting sets with brush
  • Dot paint
  • Paint by numbers
  • Word search/crossword puzzle books
  • Paint with water books
  • Beads
  • Jewelry making kits
  • Wood and ceramic objects to paint
  • Play-Doh® and accessories
  • Picture frames to decorate


  • Fleece blankets (bright colors and patterns for all ages)
  • Stuffed animals (NEW ONLY)
  • Current DVDs up to PG-13 (good options include: Nickelodeon, Disney, Superheroes, Disney Princess, comedies and teen)
  • Pajama pants (all sizes)
  • Underwear (all sizes, especially boys 6-10)
  • Tervis® style tumblers
  • Batteries (all types, especially C and D)
  • Window clings
  • Single-sized bed sheet sets (Bright colors and patterns and/or character-themed for all ages)


While we are in need of donations throughout the year, we realize that unexpected hospital stays during the holiday season can be especially difficult for families. With the help of your donations, Child Life is better able to help families celebrate the holidays together. Each year Child Life organizes a Holiday Market. Donations are used to set up a “store” and parents/caregivers are provided with tickets to redeem for gifts. The Holiday Market enables parents/caregivers to “shop” for holiday gifts without having to leave the hospital.

All of the above suggestions for donations are needed for the Holiday Market. Some additional items that can be utilized for this event include:

  • Holiday/birthday themed wrapping paper/gift bags/tissue paper
  • Gift cards (ex., Target, Walmart, Starbucks®, restaurants)

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