The health and safety of our patients, families and staff is our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is requiring hospitals to meet established criteria as part of the state’s reopening plan. The Boston Shriners Hospital completed its Phase 1 attestation on May 27, 2020, and its Phase 2 attestation on June 15, 2020 and its Phase 3 attestation on July 13, 2020.

If your child has an upcoming appointment, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location.

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Wish list

Wish list

Thank you for thinking of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston. It is because of the generosity of donors like you that we are able to bring Love to the rescue of our patients every day. Below, please find a list of our most immediate needs, as well as some tips for making the donation process as easy as possible. Your gift will make a direct impact on the life of a child. Again, thank you for your generosity, compassion and kindness.

0-24 mos: Infant/toddler

  • New stuffed animals with sewn on eyes
  • Twilight Turtles/plush soothers
  • Gentle Giraffes
  • Bibs
  • Pacifiers and teethers
  • Board books
  • Bath toys
  • Medium-sized todder toys (light up toys, cause and reaction toys, music makers)

6-10: School-age

  • Lego kits (varying difficulty)
  • Medical play items
  • Play shopping carts
  • Play strollers
  • New clothing and accessories

11-16: Teenage

  • Advanced Legos/building projects
  • Intricate craft/beading kit
  • Make up kits and nail items
  • Accessories (wallets, hats,watches, jewelry, scarves, socks)
  • Quality electronics (headphones, Bluetooth, hand held games, etc.)
  • Board games (advanced)

All ages:

  • Baseball caps/sun hats 
  • Card games (UNO, Skip-bo, Go Fish)
  • Glitter wands
  • Remote controlled cars (small)
  • Books in Spanish
  • Sports bras
  • Underwear
  • New children’s clothing (toddler sizes through young adult)
  • Sneakers and shoes (toddler sizes and up)
  • Cold weather items (mittens, hats, gloves, coats, scarves)
  • Blankets
  • New stuffed animals

Miscellaneous items:

  • Party supplies
  • Window clings
  • Colored cardstock and poster board
  • Fine point sharpies
  • Dry Erase markers
  • Rubbermaid bins/plastic tubs/organizers (all sizes)
  • CD/DVD binder/organization system
  • Wall posters
  • Battery operated lights
  • Gift cards (Target, CVS, iTunes, Whole Foods, AMEX etc.)
  • Tickets to local attractions (Aquarium, Children’s Museum, Science Museum)
  • Adult clothing (for parents) - loungewear (T-shirts, sweatpants, etc.)

Items we cannot accept:

  • Used toys
  • Teddy bears
  • Dollar store toys
  • Handmade pillows
  • Pillow cases
  • VHS Tapes
  • Sports/trading cards
  • Collectible stamps
  • Large ride-on items
  • Used medical equipment
  • Books in English

For your consideration:

  • Please contact us in advance to schedule and discuss your donation at 617-371-4807.
  • Due to infection control regulations, we ask that you please donate only new toys, games and clothing.
  • Games and books that depict violence, as well as toy guns and projectile toys are not accepted.
  • Arts and crafts materials must have the non-toxic seal (AP, CP, health label non-toxic).
  • Because of some patients’ sensitivities, please buy non-latex toys. This includes: balloons, Koosh balls, rubber stamps, rubber balls, rubber erasers, etc. Mylar balloons and vinyl items are encouraged.
  • If toys require batteries, please include alkaline batteries with your donation.
  • Please contact us prior to donating candy or food.
  • Please do not wrap gifts.
  • Patient privacy regulations prevent us from allowing donors to personally distribute gifts.