At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we are closely monitoring updates from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

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Wish list

Wish list

Due to COVID-19 and infection control guidelines, we are requesting gift cards in any amount in lieu of blankets, toys, books or similar items. Gift cards could include general Visa, Mastercard or Amex cards, or could also be for large retailers such as Walmart or Target. Due to the current social distancing mandate, space for storing donations is at a minimum. A gift card is a great way to send money with a suggestion to use it, combining the thoughtfulness of giving a gift card and ensuring patient safety. For any questions, please call Tamara Hicks at 318-226-4272, or send us an e-mail.

We very much appreciate your interest in donating toys and other items to our hospital. For individuals or groups wishing to purchase specific items, we are most in need of the items below. Please note that a large percentage of our patients are teenagers ages 11 to 18. Below is a list of items we can always put to good use.

  • AAA and AA alkaline batteries
  • Art/activity kits
  • Backpacks/sports bags
  • Bath and body sets
  • Board games such as Apples to Apples, Rummikub, Catch Phrase, Dominoes, Double 12 sets
  • Craft materials of all kinds
  • Crayons
  • Coloring and activity books
  • Dolls and Barbies (all races)
  • Fleece tie blankets and small lap quilts in small quantities of one bag or less. (Patients love fleece tie blankets – they are their #1 preference!)
  • Gift cards to iTunes and/or mp3 players
  • Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target, Barnes and Noble, or popular fast food restaurants
  • Gift sets of Axe, Adidas or Old Spice for young men with shower gel/shampoo
  • Hair and nail care sets, nail polish
  • Holiday items prior to the holiday
  • Jewelry – necklaces, bracelets
  • LEGOS kits and Bionicles
  • Light up toys
  • Makeup sets, makeup bags
  • Matchbox car sets
  • Musical toys
  • Playing cards such as UNO, Skip-Bo, Phase 10
  • Popular character toys
  • Preschool toys
  • Professional sports apparel with team logos (collegiate and professional) – caps, t-shirts, sweatshirts (adult sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL)
  • Stuffed animals – new only, please

Please mail items to the address below:

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Shreveport
3100 Samford Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71103

Make your toy donation meaningful!

  • Games and books that depict violence, as well as toy weapons, projectile toys or adult themes and languages are not accepted.
  • If toys require batteries, please include alkaline batteries.
  • Sharp, glass or breakable items are not accepted.
  • Please do not wrap gifts.
  • Our hospital is latex safe. Items such as rubber balloons, koosh balls, rubber stamps, rubber balls and rubber erasers are not accepted. Mylar balloons and vinyl items are encouraged.