We are currently accepting scheduled donations in front of the main hospital. Please call (757) 668-7327 to schedule a drop-off time, and wear a face mask for safety when dropping off your donation.

Are you wondering what to donate? Please browse the child life department's wish list for ideas or shop our Walmart or Amazon registries.

General Donation Guidelines

  • Donations must be approved before drop off by calling (757) 668-7327. Please note that the front desk will not accept the donation without proper approval. Once you get approval, you may drop them off at the front information desk, where you will receive a Donation Disclaimer form to fill out for tax purposes.
  • Please do not wrap gifts. You may include a donation of gift bags if you would like.
  • If you have any questions regarding donations, please call the Child Life Department at (757) 668-7327.

Toy Buying Guidelines

  • All toys donated should be sturdy. We cannot accept toys made of glass or brittle plastic or that have sharp edges or protrusions. We cannot accept toys with detachable or removal parts which can be swallowed or inhaled by small children.
  • All toys should be new. We cannot accept used or old toys or stuffed animals due to our infection control policies.
  • We cannot accept any toys and/or gifts that may include food/candy, candles, knives, razors, medicines or Latex balloons.
  • We cannot accept toys or video games that depict violence in any way. No guns, swords, or fighting figures will be accepted.
  • We cannot accept any toys or books with religious messages or of a religious nature.
  • For safety reasons, we no longer accept bicycles or scooters.

Child Life Department Wish List:

Craft Supplies

  • Coloring books (non-holiday and non-religious)
  • Craft/Tacky glue
  • Wooden craft kits, small packaged craft kits (beads, foam)
  • Crayola paint and watercolor paint
  • Crayola markers and window markers
  • Paintbrushes (all sizes)
  • Hasbro Play-Doh
  • Crayola model magic


  • Infant rattles/wrist rattles
  • Plastic infant and toddler toys (ex. shape sorters, ring stacks)
  • Cause-Effect Toys
  • Fisher Price Little People
  • Board games/Electronic Board Games (ex. Monopoly, Guess Who)
  • Matchbox cars
  • Legos/Mega Blocks
  • Water Uno Cards, Playing cards
  • Action Figures
  • Barbie Dolls
  • Puzzles
  • Books
  • Wooden Magnetic Trains


  • Bubbles (wedding size bubbles)
  • Stress balls
  • Small pinwheels
  • Stickers
  • Batteries
  • Gift Cards (iTunes, craft stores)

Walmart Registry For Good

Make a hospitalized child smile by donating a gift through Walmart's online Registry for Good. The registry lists items often used by our child life staff to keep patients smiling and engaged. Purchase an item from the comfort of your home, and it will be mailed directly to the hospital. 

Thank you for your support!