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Donations

Toys & Games: A Prescription for Recovery

Hospitalized children need toys and games because play is a child’s work. In a hospital, where children are separated from most of what is familiar, play and activities become valuable and safe outlets for feelings. Toys and games from our community friends will help keep the playrooms and waiting areas of The Children’s Hospital of New Jersey fun. They will also turn special occasions, such as birthdays and holidays, into happy celebrations. The Child Life Staff carefully selects appropriate personalized gifts for our children year-round. You and your group can help by following our guidelines.

Please Remember:

  • Donations must be distributed by members of the Child Life Staff.
  • We are only able to accept new toys.
  • No food items are permitted.
  • Toy guns and war games are not permitted.
  • Gifts must NOT be wrapped.
  • Please tag your gift with the donor’s name and address so that we can thank you!
  • Please see below for appropriate gift ideas.

WE ALWAYS NEED:

  • Batteries: AA, C, D, AAA
  • Stress Balls
  • Paint Brushes
  • Kid Scissors
  • Crayons
  • Playdough
  • Xbox 360 Games
  • Construction Paper
  • Plastic Storage Bins (w/ Lids)
  • Bubbles
  • Stickers
  • Glue

INFANT 0-12 MONTHS

  • Mobiles (all plastic)
  • Cause/Effect Toys
  • Pajamas
  • Mirrors
  • Teething Toys
  • Light Up Toys
  • Rattles
  • Baby Gym
  • Baby Shapes
  • Pacifiers
  • Stacking Toys
  • Learning Links
  • Crib Toys
  • Blankets
  • Bibs
  • Bumbo Chair
  • Baby Einstein Language Cards
  • Weleda Baby Massage Oil

TODDLERS 12-36 MONTHS

  • Fat Crayons
  • Bubbles Dolls (Multicultural)
  • Legos
  • Board Books
  • Pajamas
  • Toy Telephones
  • Push N’ Pull Toys
  • Little Tykes Toys
  • Plastic Tonka Trucks
  • Stacking / Sorting Toys
  • Musical / Light Up Toys
  • Fisher Price Aqua Ball Game

PRESCHOOL 3-5 YEARS

  • Fisher Price Play Sets
  • Board Games
  • Toy Trains / Cars / Trucks
  • Puzzles
  • Doctor Kits Dolls (Multicultural)
  • Mr. Potato Head
  • Arts & Crafts Kits
  • Kitchen / Household Toys
  • Nerf Balls
  • Squeeze Balls
  • Playdough
  • Accessories Pajamas Viewmasters

SCHOOL AGE 6-12 YEARS

  • Barbie
  • Clothes
  • Pajamas
  • Electronic Handheld Games
  • Playing Cards
  • Action Figures
  • Dress Up Dolls
  • Nerf Toys
  • Sand Art Craft Kits
  • Board Games
  • Puzzles
  • Match Box Cars
  • Art Supplies
  • Diaries Models (e.g. Trains, Planes, etc)

ADOLESCENT 13+ YEARS

  • Stationary Pads / Pens / Notebooks
  • Blank Books / Diaries
  • Sudoku / Crossword Books
  • Advanced Art Supplies
  • Colored Pencils
  • Playing Cards
  • Board Games
  • Lip Gloss
  • Xbox 360 Games
  • Nail Polish
  • Pajamas Gift Cards (See Below)

Gift Cards

  • Toy Stores (Toys-R-Us, Zany Brainy)
  • Music and Book Stores (Barnes & Noble, Borders, Coconuts, etc.)
  • Clothing Stores (Gap, Old Navy, Target, Kmart, Wal-Mart)
  • Art Supply/Fabric Stores (The Rag Shop, A.C. Moore)
  • Apple IPOD gift cards

BOARD GAME SUGGESTIONS

  • Connect Four
  • Clue
  • Guess Who
  • Dominos
  • Chutes and Ladders
  • Puzzles
  • Othello
  • Monopoly Jr.
  • Candy Land
  • Life
  • Monopoly
  • Playing Cards
  • Taboo
  • Uno
  • Operation
  • Memory Games
  • Perfection
  • Jenga
  • Scattegories
  • Checkers
  • Skip Bo
  • Chess

WISH LIST

  • PS3 Games
  • IPODS
  • Nintendo DS Games
  • Nintendo Wii Games
  • Xbox 360 Games