Wish List

Thank you for caring

Patients and families make more than 140,000 visits to Doernbecher annually. We consistently need new toys, art supplies, books and other items to help our patients and families feel more comfortable and relaxed while they are in the hospital.

Receiving toys, crafts, books and other activities can bring such joy to our patients while they are hospitalized and make the hospital an easier place to be. We always need help replenishing our stock and are grateful for your donations.

Learn more about the OHSU Doernbecher Child Life Program.

Donations: toys and activities

Due to our infection control policy, all donations must be brand new, unused items. Unfortunately, we cannot accept used items, furniture, baby formula, diapers or medical equipment (such as walkers and wheelchairs).

To keep community members and staff safe, we accept donations by appointment only. Please call the Child Life Department at 503-418-5388 to schedule a time to deliver your items.

We thank you for your generosity and support of the patients and families at Doernbecher.

Wish list

Stuffed animals, board games and blankets for all ages are always appreciated and welcome.

Toys for infants and toddlers

  • Light up, musical toys
  • Rattles, teething rings
  • Sound machines, soothing lullaby machines
  • Crinkle books, board books
  • Plastic crib mobiles that can be wiped down
  • Sensory toys – balls, soft bath toys

Toys for children ages 3-5 years

  • Hot Wheels – cars and trucks
  • Playdough
  • Look-and-find books
  • Dinosaur figures
  • Doctor kits for medical play
  • Coloring books and crayons
  • Character toys such as:
    • Paw Patrol
    • Bluey
    • Disney princesses
    • Unicorns
    • Superheroes

Toys for children ages 6-10 years

  • Lego sets (such as Minecraft, Star Wars, Jurassic Park)
  • Fidgets, sensory toys, pop-its
  • Barbies
  • Coloring books and colored pencils or markers
  • Action figures (such as Spiderman, Batman)
  • Arts and crafts kits
  • Puzzles (100-500 pieces)
  • YA chapter books (such as Captain Underpants, Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

Toys for children ages 11-18 years

  • Lego sets (7+ boxes)
  • Diamond painting
  • Jewelry kits, advanced art kits
  • Anime books, graphic novels, YA chapter books
  • Journals or sketch book – spiral-free
  • Fidgets, sensory toys
  • Advanced puzzles (500 pieces and more)

Ways to donate

Drop off items in the secure blue bin

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
700 S.W. Campus Drive
Portland, OR 97239

A valet attendant is available at the roundabout to assist you.

There is a large, secure blue bin outside the lobby entrance. By using the bin, you are helping us keep the hospital lobby clean and safe for all patients, families, visitors and staff.

Hours for Lobby Volunteers

Lobby Volunteers will be present December 9-25. Hours are:

December 9-15: 12-6 p.m.

December 16-23: 8-8 p.m.

December 24-25: 8-3 p.m.

If volunteers are not present please use the secured donation bin outside of lobby.

Schedule a time to deliver items

Call the Child Life Department at 503-418-5388 to schedule a time to drop off items.

Make a gift

Doernbecher is recognized as one of America's leading children's hospitals, and offers the region’s broadest range of pediatric treatments. Help kids and families with your donation to The Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation.