Blank Children's Hospital | Ways to Give | Giving Toys and Gifts

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Blank Children's Hospital

Giving Toys and Gifts

Beyond donations, Blank Children's Hospital has a huge need for material items - like new toys, games, crafts, crayons, bubbles, videos, books, cards or other items. Whether it's a company doing a toy drive or a child donating his/her birthday presents to Blank Children's Hospital, we welcome in-kind donations throughout the year. 

To find out our current needs, call 515-241-6152 or send an email to DM_childlifewishlist@unitypoint.org.

Guidelines

Please remember the following guidelines when planning to donate toys and gifts:

  • We can only accept new toys. Used toys can be donated to the  The Not New Shop, which benefits Iowa Lutheran Hospital.
  • We do not accept stuffed animals of any kind (new or used) due to infection control concerns. 
  • Gifts must be latex free (including duct tape)
  • Gifts must be non-violent
  • We cannot take candy or food
  • We welcome donations of new books for children of all ages (newborns to 18 years)
  • If interested in donating blankets, call 515-241-6152. Inpatient blankets should be 5' x 5' and NICU blankets should be 3' x 3'.  

For a more complete guide, view our Frequently Asked Questions about Giving. 

Our Wish Lists

We have compiled a few lists that outline the items needed for Child Life, Pediatric Therapy and the NICU – all very important programs at Blank Children's. These Wish Lists are meant to help provide some guidance if you'd like to know what we need most as well as items we currently have enough of.

Delivering Your Donation

Donations can be dropped off at the Blank Children's Hospital Administration office, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We request that a Donor Form be completed with each delivery. This can be done in advance through our online form or by downloading and completing a hard copy form to accompany your donation. This form may also be completed at the time of your donation/delivery.

Please know that due to patient confidentiality and infection control, donors are unable to deliver the items directly to patients.

Mailing Your Donation

Donations can always be mailed to Blank Children's Hospital at the address below. Be sure to include your Donor Form!

Blank Children's Hospital
Attn: Child Life
1200 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA 50309