Donate Needed Items

NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital greatly appreciates donations of brand new items to our programs that help ease the hospital experience for our young patients. Donation drop-offs need to be scheduled in advance. Please contact us through the phone numbers or e-mail below. Donations may be sent to:

NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Attn: Child Life Donations
3959 Broadway, Room 661
New York, NY 10032
Telephone: (212) 342-8651
E-mail: chony-childlifedonations@nyp.org

Please note these guidelines when making a donation:

  • Only new toys can be accepted
  • Please do not wrap toys
  • Items that cannot be accepted: Food, diapers, handmade/knit items, violent/fighting toys, used toys, clothing


Items That Are Always Needed:

  • Portable DVD players & DVDs: new release/ bilingual (not rated higher than PG-13)
  • Electronic items (see section below)
  • $10 Gift Cards: Visa/MC, Target, Best Buy, iTunes, Walmart, Sephora, or other chains
  • Mobiles and other crib toys (plastic if possible)
  • Arts & crafts supplies
  • Popular character coloring books & crayons/markers
  • Bubbles (small bottles)
  • Play Doh & Crayola Model Magic
  • Stickers

Infant (0-12 months)

  • Mobiles and other crib toys (plastic if possible)
  • Rattles & teethers
  • Board books (bilingual if possible)
  • Stacking/ pop-up toys
  • Black & white toys
  • Light-up toys
  • First Years Sounds of Silence
  • Fisher Price Aquariums

Toddler (12-36 months/1-3 years)

  • Foam/rubber floor mats
  • Large Legos/Mega Blocks
  • Large cars & trucks
  • Push n' pull toys & ride-on cars
  • Stacking/sorting/ pop-up toys
  • Musical/light-up toys
  • Foam balls (variety of sizes)
  • Dolls - multicultural (all plastic)
  • Educational electronic toys
  • Toy pianos

Preschool (3-5 years)

  • Play medical kits
  • Toy trains, cars, & trucks
  • Character toys: Elmo, Dora, Mr. Potato Head
  • Pretend play sets (food, tea party, etc.)
  • Art supplies & kits
  • Little People toys and accessories

School Age (6-12 years)

  • Playing cards & Uno
  • Superhero action figures
  • Craft kits & art supplies
  • Dolls (all types)
  • Matchbox carsK/li>
  • Lego sets

Adolescent (13 years and older)

  • Gift cards
  • Sports equipment & team paraphernalia
  • Board games & puzzles
  • Unisex journals/ stationary paper
  • Makeup & nail polish
  • Sudoku/ crossword books

Electronic Items:

  • iPads or other electronic tablets
  • iPod Touch or other Apple products
  • Nintendo- 3DS, Wii, Wii U & rated E games
  • Playstation 3 & PS Vita rated E games
  • Laptops & netbooks

Board Game Suggestions - Regular and Travel Size: Connect Four, Chutes and Ladders, Sorry, Candy Land, Othello, Monopoly & Monopoly Jr., Uno, Skip Bo, Clue, Life, Chess, Guess Who, Jenga, Checkers, Memory, Bop It, Scrabble, and Trouble