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 youngc8@ccf.org 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 Amazon.com, 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 youngc8@ccf.org, 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.