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Wish List for our Patients

The patients and families of Cleveland Clinic Children’s appreciate your generosity! The hospital environment can be easily brightened by having child-appropriate games and toys for all ages.

If you have questions or would like to know our greatest needs at this time, please email Cathy Young at or call 216.445.2185.

Due to infection control, we are accepting NEW ITEMS ONLY.


  • Musical toys
  • Light up toys
  • Stacking toys
  • Mobiles (must be plastic, no cloth parts)
  • Lullaby and soft music tapes/compact discs
  • Crib mirrors
  • Texture balls
  • Shape sorters
  • Rattles/Teethers

Preschool Age

  • Fisher Price® and little tikes® “Little People”
  • Sound books
  • Toy musical instruments
  • Wooden puzzles
  • Pop-up books
  • Light up and musical toys
  • Wooden trains
  • Doctor play kits
  • Dolls


  • Sports balls
  • Athletic clothing/tickets/memorabilia
  • Craft kits
  • Nerf® basketballs
  • Lotion/Aromatherapy
  • New fingernail polish
  • Lego® kits
  • Action figures
  • Barbies™


  • Laptops
  • Video games for PS3™, Xbox 360™, PS Vita™
  • DVDs especially new titles (G, PG and PG-13 ONLY)


  • Board games
  • Memory games
  • Card games
  • Sudoku books
  • Word search books
  • Crossword books
  • I Spy™ books/games

Art & Craft Supplies

  • Coloring books
  • Sun catchers and sun catcher paint
  • Foam art
  • Velvet (fuzzy) posters
  • Sticker scenes
  • Crayons (8-packs)
  • Washable markers
  • Stickers
  • Beads & elastic string
  • Play-Doh®
  • Individual craft kits
  • Model kits
  • Bead/jewelry kits
  • Finger paint paper
  • Coloring posters
  • Paint brushes (skinny and wide handles)
  • Notebooks/Journals
  • Scrap booking supplies
  • Paint-by-number
  • Glitter glue pens
  • Glue sticks
  • Tacky (craft) glue
  • Watercolor paints
  • Crayola Model Magic ® (white)
  • Kid-size scissors

Other Gift Ideas

  • Movie theater gift certificates
  • Gift certificates to: Best Buy®, Old Navy™, Gap™, Target®, Wal-Mart®, Toys R Us®, Kohl’s®, Giant Eagle®, etc
  • Visit, click on “Wish List” link at top of page, type in “Cleveland Clinic Child Life”
  • For other Child Life program needs, please contact Shannon Sonnhalter, Child Life Supervisor, at 216.444.3165
  • For monetary donations of $25,000 or more, contact Heather Huston-Barkley at 216.445.1038. Please specify Child Life Department as the recipient.

Donation Tips

  • NO USED ITEMS PLEASE. We accept ONLY NEW toys, games, books, and stuffed animals due to our infection control policy.
  • Due to the acute illnesses of our patients, we are unable to allow donors to personally distribute gifts directly to our patients.
  • Violent games, books, toy guns, and projectile toys are not accepted.
  • Please refrain from donating candy, food, and religious materials.
  • We are currently in need of NEW RELEASES in all ratings, especially G, PG and PG-13 DVDS at this time.
  • Art and craft materials must have the non-toxic seal (AP,CP, Health Label Non-Toxic)
  • PLEASE avoid toys with detachable parts which can be removed and swallowed. AVOID toys which can break and leave sharp edges.
  • No items with cloth are permitted. Toys must be plastic or have a washable surface.
  • NO LATEX ITEMS due to some children’s sensitivity to natural rubber latex. Please:
    • Buy only specific name brands whenever possible
    • DO NOT donate items known to contain rubber latex, including, but not limited to: rubber balloons, Koosh™ balls, rubber stamps, rubber balls, rubber erasers, etc.
    • Mylar balloons and vinyl items are permitted.
  • Monetary donations can be directed to the Child Life Department.
  • A comprehensive wish list consisting of monetary break down equivalents is available upon request.


Drop Off:

If you are planning on dropping off a donation, please contact Cathy Young, CCLS at 216-445-2185 or, to set up a time and place. We would be happy to meet you at your car with a cart. If you would like a tax receipt, please inform us prior to your delivery.

Pick Up:

Large donations can be scheduled by contacting our Philanthropy Institute. If you wish to use this service, please call 215.445.2033.