DONATE TOYS TO THE ORPHANAGE
Toys and child-appropriate gift items are needed for our patients throughout the year. If you are considering a donation of toys for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, we offer these reminders:
Our patients range in age from birth through 21 years.
Approximately 60% of our patients are three years and under, however, we provide services to many teenagers as well.
All toys and gifts must be newly purchased due to infection/safety concerns.
Toys & stuffed animals exposed to smoke cannot be accepted.
Donated items may be used as gifts to individual patients or utilized in playrooms, support groups, or therapy sessions. Hospitalized children have special health needs, so we must be extra careful with the types of gifts we can accept. For example, dust, smells (such as cigarette smoke and perfume) and animal hair can be harmful to kids who are already sick.
What we can accept:
New, unused items in original packaging that have been purchased within the last three months
New, unused handmade items (caps, pillows, pillow cases, scrub type pants, quilts etc.)
What we cannot accept:
New stuffed toys more than 18-inches tall
Stuffed toys from vending machines or carnivals
Food and/or candy
Latex balloons or anything containing latex
Toys with violent themes or that are insensitive to a culturally diverse population.