Frequently Asked Questions
Can I give you my child's old toys?
Unfortunately, no. The hospital can only accept new toys, in original packaging or with original tags. Our patients are usually very ill and we cannot accept used items because of infection control. However, some of our Auxiliaries accept used items for ongoing thrift sales.
Where can I bring new toys I have collected?
Please drop off toys, labeled "For Recreation Therapy," at the Information Desk near the main entrance of Packard Children's Hospital. You will be asked to fill out a simple receipt and will receive a letter of acknowledgement.
Are there other ways to help?
Gift cards are a great way to help us purchase just the right item. We commonly purchase supplies from Amazon.com, Michael's, Target, Toys R Us, and Wal Mart.