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Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis visitor information – Updates

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Donating toys and items

Donating toys and items

For individuals or groups wishing to purchase specific items, we are most in need of the items below. Please keep in mind that 50 percent of our patients are teenagers ages 11–18.

We can accept:

  • Board games such as Rummikub, UNO Attack, Sequence, Monopoly Empire, Guess Who, Sorry
  • Playing cards such as UNO, Skip-Bo, Phase 10
  • Hair and nail care sets, nail polish
  • Makeup sets, makeup bags
  • Bath and body sets, lotions
  • Individual and gift sets of Axe, Adidas or Old Spice with shower gel/shampoo
  • Professional sports apparel with team logos – caps, T-shirts (adult sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL)
  • Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft or popular fast food restaurants
  • Holiday items prior to the holiday
  • 9 volt, AA, AAA, C and D batteries
  • Earbuds and headsets
  • Infant and preschool toys
  • Dolls and Barbies (all races)
  • Popular character toys
  • Matchbox car sets
  • LEGOS kits and Bionicles
  • Coloring and activity books, crayons
  • Art/activity kits
  • Backpacks/sports bags
  • Fleece tie blankets in small quantities of four bags or less. (Patients LOVE fleece tie blankets – they are their #1 preference!)

We are unable to accept:

  • Used toys
  • Used stuffed animals
  • Beanie Babies
  • Dollar store toys
  • Any type of toy gun (Nerf guns, dart guns, military guns, etc.)
  • Large blankets/quilts/afghans
  • Pillows (handmade)
  • Pillow cases
  • VCR tapes
  • Books/comic books
  • Sports collector/trading cards of any type
  • Collectible postage stamps
  • Greeting cards (new or used)
  • Campbell's soup labels
  • Large ride-on items
  • Holiday items after holiday has passed
  • School notebooks, paper, scissors, erasers
  • Used medical equipment
  • Personal collections of any type (cars, dolls, bears, beanie babies, figurines, etc.)
  • General items (new or used)

Donations of 4 bags/boxes or less are accepted at the hospital on weekdays between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For larger donations, advance notice is requested.

When applicable and with advance notice, larger in-kind donations will be directed to the Moolah Shriners temple (chapter) at 12545 Fee Fee Rd., St. Louis,
MO 63146. Phone: 314-878-6301.

Donations acceptance times are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.