Toy Wish List (New Items)

Gift guidelines

Thank you for your generosity and for making every day brighter for the patients at Driscoll Children’s Hospital.  

Please see our gift guidelines below. 

  • All donated items must be new and in their original packaging.
  • We do not distribute items that may be perceived as violent (guns, swords, bows and arrows, etc.)
  • Media items must have a rating suitable for all age groups (G or PG and E video games).
  • We cannot accept latex balloons, candy or other food items.
  • All fliers must be approved by Driscoll Children’s Hospital prior to use.
  • Due to privacy, safety, and infection control policies, gifts are distributed by hospital volunteers or staff.
  • Donated items must not be gift wrapped.

Greatest Needs


  • Gift Cards (iTunes, Target , Amazon, Visa, Wal-Mart, etc)
  • New release DVDs (Rated G, PG, or PG-13)
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Latex-free fun Band-Aids
  • Lego building sets (small & medium sizes for all ages)
  • Stuffed toys (small and medium sizes)
  • Small prizes (cars, flashlights, playing cards, etc)

Infants/Toddlers


  • Rattles and Wrist Rattles
  • Teethers
  • Light-up/musical toys for 0 – 2 years (Vtech, Leapfrog, etc)
  • Handheld toys for 0 – 2 years
  • Crib soothers
  • Board books
  • Blankets
  • Sippy cups

Preschool


  • Play-doh and Play-doh sets
  • Super hero action figures
  • Matchbox/Hot Wheels cars
  • Baby dolls
  • Toy medical kits (Fisher Price preferred)
  • Wooden & cardboard puzzles
  • Box puzzles 24-60 pieces
  • Magna Doodles
  • Simple Board Games (Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, etc)
  • Dinosaur & animal playsets
  • Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head

School-Age


  • Craft kits & science kits
  • Remote control cars/trucks/helicopters
  • Board games (Connect Four, Sorry, Checker, etc)
  • Playing cards and card games (Uno, Skip-Bo, Phase 10, etc)
  • Box puzzles 100-200 pieces
  • Barbie dolls and clothes
  • Super hero action figures
  • Play-doh and Play-doh sets
  • Matchbox/Hot Wheels cars

Adolescents


  • Nice ear buds/headphones/portable bluetooth speakers
  • Cell phone accessories (portable chargers, PopSockets, etc)
  • Art sets w/good brushes, paints, pastels
  • Sudoku Puzzles, Word Puzzle Books, Crossword Puzzle Books
  • Gift cards: $10-$15 (GameStop, Academy, La Palmera Mall, etc)
  • Blankets
  • Remote control helicopters
  • Journals & writing supplies
  • Insulated cups
  • Make-up sets
  • Nail polish sets
  • Bath & body sets
  • Video games for PS3/PS4/Xbox 1

Arts and crafts materials


  • Craft kits – children and teens
  • Canvases (all sizes)
  • Sketch pads & good quality drawing pencils /supplies
  • Washable markers
  • Watercolor paints
  • Paintbrushes (all sizes)
  • Crayons & coloring/activity books
  • Fuzzy posters
  • Colored pencils
  • Paint by number crafts
  • Crayola Color Wonder sets
  • Fabric activities (bags, shirts, pillowcases) & fabric markers
  • Play Packs Grab & Go (mini coloring packs)
  • Acrylic paint strips

Miscellaneous


  • Sweatpants/shorts with elastic waist band (adult & child)
  • T-shirts/tops (adult & child)
  • Underwear, all sizes (adult & child)
  • Travel size deodorant & body wash
  • Travel size toothpaste & toothbrushes (adult & child)
  • Feminine products
  • Dry shampoo
  • Hairbrushes
  • Gift Cards (gasoline, grocery, restaurant)
  • Micro fill pillows in all colors and sizes

Donated items may be delivered to the Welcome Center from 8am- 8pm Monday – Sunday.

Call or email us to set an appointment or for any questions. 

Email: Volunteer@dchstx.org  or call 361-694-5011

Driscoll Children’s Hospital – 3533 S. Alameda, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411