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Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

7 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

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Wish List

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

Below is a list of suggested items 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:

  • Matchbox® cars
  • UNO® cards
  • Small Lego® kits
  • Action figures
  • Colored pencils, markers and crayons
  • Coloring books
  • Stuffed animals
  • Preteen/teen pajamas
  • Teen items

Download our printable poster version of this list (PDF)

Please remember: 

  1. For the safety of our children, our infection control policy requires that all donations must be NEW with original tags and/or packaging.
  2. Due to patient confidentiality and infection control, we are unable to allow donors to deliver gifts directly to patients.
  3. If sending a donation, 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

Toddler/preschool:

  • 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 Pet Shop
  • 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

Teens:

  • Gift cards (iTunes, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, etc.)
  • 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)
  • Wireless speakers

Games:

  • 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)

Crafts:

  • 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

Miscellaneous:

  • 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)
  • 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)

Holiday:


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 or restaurants)

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