Spending time in the hospital can be difficult for children and their families. Special toys and activities, however, can help make their hospital experience less stressful. You can help by providing the gift of new toys, crafts, and other items for children of all ages — infants through teens.

Your financial contributions allow Children's expert staff to purchases items that are age, diagnosis and hospital appropriate. You can make a financial gift online now to support Child and Family Services.

For a variety of reasons, donors may prefer to bring toys or other gifts to one of our hospitals. In most cases, Children's can accept and use these gifts. Please consult our Inkind Donation FAQs.

To help facilitate your gift, Children's has developed a Wish List of items needed throughout the hospital.

Items on Children's Wish List can be purchased at any retail store and dropped off at one of two Children's hospital locations during the hours listed below. Please fill out our gift form and bring it with you when you drop off your donation. 

For questions, contact Maggie at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 651-855-2817. 

Children's - St. Paul Drop-Off Location

Welcome Center (1st floor, River Tower)
651-220-6000
345 N Smith Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Children's – Minneapolis Drop-Off Location

Welcome Center (1st Floor and 2nd Floor)
612-813-6000
2525 Chicago Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information

For information about supporting the mission of Children's by making a donation, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (651) 855-2800.