Children's Center Wish List

Thank you for supporting the Children's Center at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital.  Please know that due to patient confidentiality and infection control, donors are unable to deliver the items to patients. 

Donations are received at the St. Luke's Center for Women's and Children's Health located at:
150 11th Street, NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
(319) 861-6800


Gift Criteria

  • We prefer new toys in their original packaging.  We will accept gently used toys with no broken or missing pieces
  • Please do not gift wrap any donations, as they will need to be checked for safety reasons
  • We do not accept stuffed animals of any kind (new or used) due to infection control concerns
  • Gifts must be latex free and non-violent
  • No candy or food.  Many patients are on restricted or special diets
  • All checks or gift certificates should be made payable to: UnityPoint Health—St. Luke's Hospital (Attention: NICU/Pediatrics)

Gifts we currently have enough 

  • Fleece Blankets
  • Books

Gifts we can always use

  • Board games
  • Card games
  • New Release DVDs (Disney, Pixar, Dream Works and PG-13)
  • Crayola Crayons 
  • Glue sticks
  • Crayola Color Wonder Markers, Color Wonder Paper, Color Wonder Coloring Books
  • Journals/Notebooks
  • Glitter Glue
  • Washable Markers
  • Gift cards ($10 and $15 increments to Target, Walmart or Amazon)
  • Items for the Treasure Chest (examples: princess chap stick, princess, little kaleidoscope, fun flashlight, sunglasses, sticker book, magnetic drawing sheet)—the Treasure Chest is available for children to choose an item after a test or procedure
  • Inpatient Bedside Item Suggestions
  • Crib Mobiles/Music Box
  • Sound Machines
  • DVDs

Distraction Item Suggestions

  • Pinwheels
  • Stress Balls
  • Cosmic Ray Wands
  • Bubbles (small/mini bottles)

Arts and Crafts

  • Window Paint/Markers
  • Coloring Books
  • Adult Coloring Books
  • Crayola Color Wonder Markers, Color Wonder Paper, Color Wonder Coloring Books

Play Items

  • Plastic Infant Toys and Rattles
  • Light Up/Musical Toys
  • Character Toys (must be washable)
  • Pop-up Toys
  • Shape Sorters
  • Medical Kits
  • Cash Registers
  • Little People
  • Schleich animals (example: cows, horses, frogs, dogs)

School Age Activities

  • Super Hero Action Figures
  • Disney Princess Playsets
  • Imaginext people
  • Littlest Pet Shoppe animals

Other

  • Hair accessories (Infant-Teen)
  • New Pajamas (All Sizes)
  • New Underwear (Size 2T-8)
  • Sweatpants (Size 2T-8)
  • Sleepers with snaps (Newborn)
  • Sleep Sacks

If you have a question about a specific item that you would like to donate, please call (319) 861-6800. Thank you!