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 Springfield Shriners Hospital submitted its Phase 1 attestation on May 29, 2020, its Phase 2 attestation on June 9, 2020, and its Phase 3 attestation on July 8, 2020. The Phase 3 attestation was resubmitted and reaffirmed on November 16, 2020.

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

Screening protocol and updated policies at the Springfield Shriners Hospital.

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Donating toys and other items

Donating toys and other items

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the very difficult decision not to accept any non-monetary donations for the foreseeable future. This decision did not come about lightly but is necessary to ensure the health and well-being of our patients, families and staff during this crucial time.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield is asking anyone who traditionally holds a toy drive at their business or with friends to please support our kids with a monetary drive/donation or refer to our Amazon Wish List.

With your support, we are able to continue to transform the lives of our patients. Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we navigate through this difficult crisis!

Donations we are unable to accept

Due to the hospital’s infection control policy and for the safety and well-being of our patients, we cannot accept the following items:

  • Used books, toys, games, stuffed animals
  • Any toy, game, craft or sports item containing latex, rubber or flexible foam which can cause an allergic reaction in some patients
  • Loose glitter or sand
  • Used electronics, VHS tapes, audio cassette tapes
  • Anything pertaining to weapons, gore or violence
  • Power wheelchairs and other used health care equipment (with the exception of manual wheelchairs, walkers and crutches in good condition)
  • Used clothing, shoes, greeting cards

We appreciate your understanding of these restrictions and have compiled a list of alternative donation sites for items we are unable to accept. The following organizations accept used clothing, books, art supplies and toys in good condition:

Gray House – 22 Sheldon Street, Springfield, MA
413-734-6696 www.grayhouse.org

Springfield Boys and Girls Club – 481 Carew Street, Springfield, MA (No clothing)
413-732-7201 www.sbgc.org

Salvation Army – 285 Liberty Street, Springfield, MA
413-785-1921 www.salvationarmyusa.org

The following organizations accept used stuffed animals and blankets (no pillows):

Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society – 171 Union Street, Springfield, MA
413-781-4000 https://www.dakinhumane.org/

Thomas J O’Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center – 627 Cottage Street, Springfield, MA
413-781-1484 www.tjoconnoradoptioncenter.com

The following organization accepts gently used medical equipment:

The New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center at Oak Hill - 120 Holcomb Street, Hartford, CT
860-243-2869 or toll free: 866-526-4492 www.neatmarketplace.org


Thank you for thinking of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please contact our child life department at 413-735-1253.