Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s main campus is located at 282 Washington Street in Hartford, Connecticut.

Donate Toys

Donated toys help make every child’s visit to Connecticut Children’s as comforting and enjoyable as possible. Throughout the year, we gratefully accept toy donations for children of all ages, which we distribute to patients around the holidays and at different times of the year.

Individuals and organizations interested in conducting a toy drive are asked to adhere to some basic guidelines. We request that donated toys:

  • Are new and not gift-wrapped
  • Are appropriate for hospitalized infants, children, adolescents or teenagers (toy guns and other weapons are not appropriate)
  • Do not pose a safety hazard, such as those with sharp edges or small, removable or easily breakable parts

For our patients’ safety, we are unable to accept used toys or stuffed animals.

For your convenience, please see our Wish List of suggested items appropriate for children of all ages or shop our Amazon Wish List and have your donation shipped directly to us.

We appreciate toy donations well in advance of the holidays. Patient entertainment, Santa’s visit, carolers and gift distributions keep Connecticut Children’s very busy in the final weeks of the year. November and early December are ideal for receiving holiday gift contributions.

If you are interested in donating toys to Connecticut Children’s please fill out this form and a member of our Child and Family Support Services will respond within 3 business days. You may also reach us at 860.545.9880.


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