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

Donate Toys

Thank you for considering a donation of toys or other items to help patients and families at Connecticut Children’s! The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we are accepting donations. The safety, health, and well-being of our patients, families, team members and supporters are our top priority. Accordingly, we have modified our in-kind gift procedures and developed the following guidelines.

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How to Donate

  • You can donate toys, games and other needed items to Connecticut Children’s through our online Wish List! Search by category or browse the complete list. Items will be directly shipped to the Child & Family Support Services team and utilized throughout the year. 
  • You can purchase an item off our Top Needed Donations list below and schedule a drop-off at our warehouse. To schedule an appointment call our Donations Line 860.545.9880, appointments will be available on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • For safety reasons, at this time we are unable to accept items not on our lists, this includes handmade cards, knitted/crocheted infant items, used items or toys with weapons or of a violent nature.

Wish List Donations

Donate toys, games and other needed items, searching by category or browsing the complete wish list. Items will be directly shipped to our warehouse and brought to the medical center for use by the Child & Family Support Services team throughout the year. Please use the comment box if there is any information you would like us to know.

Top Needed Donations

All items must be brand new & recently purchased, unwrapped, latex-free and compliant with our safety and infection control guidelines. Donation drop-offs will take place at our off site warehouse and must be pre-scheduled by calling our Donations Line at (860) 545-9880.

  • Fleece Blankets
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Card Games (Uno, Monopoly Deal, Sushi Go, Phase 10, etc.)
  • Playdoh (multi-packs and kits)
  • Superhero Action Figures
  • Barbies
  • Infant toys
  • Animal/Character Figurines (dinosaurs, farm animals, etc.)
  • LEGOS (small kits)
  • Coloring books (including teen coloring books) and Sticker By Numbers
  • Matchbox Cars
  • Sleep Sacks

Following the American Academy of Pediatrics Safe Sleep Guidelines, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can no longer accept baby hats or loose baby blankets. Sleep sacks are the best choice for swaddling babies and maintaining warmth.

Toy Drives

Thank you for considering a toy drive to benefit Connecticut Children’s. If your group or business would like to host a targeted toy drive for specific needed items, please email Opportunities for toy drives are limited and based on items of highest need. All toy drives must be pre-arranged and following specific guidelines.

Monetary Donations

Please consider a monetary donation to support Child Life Programming which will ensure patients have engaging bedside activities, distraction entertainment and year-round programming. Make an online donation today.

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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