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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 Apples to Apples, Rummikub, Catch Phrase, Dominoes, Double 12 Sets
  • Playing cards such as UNO, Skip-Bo, Phase 10
  • Hair and nail care sets, nail polish
  • Jewelry – necklaces, bracelets
  • Makeup sets, makeup bags
  • Bath and body sets
  • Gift sets of Axe, Adidas or Old Spice for men with shower gel/shampoo
  • Professional sports apparel with team logos – caps, t-shirts, sweatshirts (adult sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL)
  • Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target, or popular fast food restaurants
  • Holiday items prior to the holiday
  • AAA and AA alkaline batteries
  • Musical toys
  • Light up toys
  • Preschool toys
  • Dolls and Barbies
  • Popular character toys
  • Stuffed animals – brand new, 12” or smaller
  • Matchbox car sets
  • LEGOS kits and Bionicles
  • Coloring and activity books
  • Crayons
  • Art/activity kits
  • Backpacks/sports bags
  • 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!)

We are unable to accept:

  • Used toys
  • Used stuffed animals
  • Beanie Babies
  • Large stuffed animals of any kind
  • Dollar store toys
  • 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)
  • Campbells soup labels
  • Large ride-on items
  • Holiday items after holiday has passed
  • School notebooks, paper, scissors, erasers
  • Used medical equipment
  • Clothing (new or used)

Donations of 4 bags/boxes or less are accepted at the hospital on weekdays between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. 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.