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Wish list

Wish list

Wish list

Therapists at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Galveston carefully select and distribute games and toys to our patients year round. You and your group can help by adhering to the following recommendations for toy selection:

  • Please, no used items. Due to infection control regulations, we ask that you donate only new toys, games and stuffed animals. Safety is the most important consideration when accepting toys.
  • Games and books that depict violence, as well as toy guns and projectile toys, are not accepted.
  • Please contact us prior to donating candy and food.
  • Because some of our patients are sensitive to natural rubber latex, please buy only specific name brands whenever possible. We do not accept the following latex items: rubber 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.
  • Art and craft materials must have the non-toxic seal (AP, CP, Health Label Non-Toxic).

Suggested items:

0-5: Infant/toddler

  • Soft, plush toys with non-plastic features
  • Musical toys
  • Rattles and squeeze toys
  • Pacifiers
  • Diapers
  • Push and pull toys
  • Sorting and grouping toys
  • Dolls – Barbies, baby dolls
  • Cars, trucks, planes: age-appropriate
  • TV character toys, such as Dora and Elmo

6-10: School-age

  • Crayola crayons/markers/colored pencils (please purchase this brand as others may include latex)
  • Coloring books
  • Games such as Jenga, UNO, Connect 4
  • Art/activity kits
  • Action and hero figures
  • Fashion and career dolls (all races)
  • Backpacks/sports bags
  • Matchbox cars
  • Remote control cars

11-16: Teenage

  • Model/craft kits
  • Hair and nail care items
  • Wrist watches
  • Make-up kits
  • Bath and body wash sets
  • Baseball or sun hats
  • Spanish/English books/novels for teens

All ages:

  • Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target, etc.
  • iTouch devices with iTunes gift cards
  • Playing cards, UNO, Skip-bo, Phase 10
  • Portable DVD players
  • Blank journals
  • School supplies
  • DVDs (recent releases)
  • Legos
  • Photo albums
  • Universal remote controls
  • Video games for Wii, Playstation, Xbox 360, Xbox Kinect
  • Hand-held video games
  • MP3 player

Miscellaneous items:

  • 6ft. AV cables
  • Wall posters
  • International calling cards
  • Spanish/English word searches/puzzles
  • Elmer’s glue/glue sticks
  • Play-Doh
  • Craft supplies such as glitter, pipe cleaners or tempura paints
  • Small/large zip-lock bags
  • Plain gift bags
  • Beads (letters, shapes, etc.)
  • Jewelry making kits
  • Paint by numbers
  • Yarn
  • Cross-stitch
  • Scrapbooking materials
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