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

Donate Toys, Games and Supplies to Child Life

Thank you for considering a donation to Connecticut Children’s. Your donation helps us provide support and encouragement to our patients and families.

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Give Online

You can make an online, tax-deductible monetary donation to support Child Life to provide patients with engaging bedside activities, distraction, entertainment and year-round programming. Make an online donation today. Select “Child and Family Support Services” under the area “What would you like your donation to support?” and write “toy donation” in the comment section.

Host a Virtual Toy Drive

November 1, 2022– January 31, 2023

Help raise much-needed funds to allow the Child Life team to purchase appropriate and meaningful toys and items for patients, based on their age and developmental needs. Get started at and receive an online fundraising page, fundraising guidance, and more. All funds raised will directly benefit our patients and families during the holiday and all year long!

Holiday Toy Donation Drop-off Event

December 9 & December 10, 2022

Save the date! We will be hosting a holiday toy drop-off event on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10, 2022 at our warehouse in West Hartford. We are unable to accept any additional in-person holiday toy donations outside of this time period. No in-person donations or drop-offs are allowed at the hospital at 282 Washington Street at any time.

In order to participate, you must pre-register for a drop-off time and donate new and unwrapped items from the Approved List of Donations below. For questions, please contact our team at

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Approved List of Donations

All items must be brand new, unwrapped, latex-free and compliant with our safety and infection control guidelines. We are unable to accept handmade cards, knitted/crocheted infant items, used items or toys with weapons or of a violent nature. If items do not fall within our guidelines or are unsafe/inappropriate for our patients, we reserve the right to politely decline donations.

  • Bubbles
  • Fleece Blankets
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Card/Board Games (Uno, Monopoly Deal, Sushi Go, Connect 4, Candy Land, Jenga, Sorry, Trouble etc.)
  • Arts & Crafts/STEM kits (small kits)
  • Playdoh (multi-packs and kits)
  • Barbies, Superhero Action Figures
  • Infant and Toddler toys (Fisher Price, Sassy, Bright Starts, Nubby, Infantino, Baby Einstein)
  • Animal/Character Figurines (dinosaurs, farm animals, etc.)
  • LEGO sets (small sets)
  • Coloring books & crayons/markers/colored pencils (including teen coloring books), Sticker By Numbers
  • Matchbox Cars

Additional Information

For more information on donating, please call our Donations Line at 860-545-9880 or email Thank you so much for your continued support!

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