Presents for Patients

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

Gift Guidelines
  • All donated items must be new, in their original packaging, unwrapped and from a smoke-free environment.
  • We do not distribute items that may be perceived as violent (guns, swords, bows and arrows, etc.) or those with political or religious messages.
  • We cannot accept latex balloons, items with glitter, candy or other food items.
  • Please read the toy or craft item label to be sure all materials are non-toxic and non-latex, due to potential allergies.
  • All fliers promoting toy/book drives must be approved by Driscoll Children’s Hospital prior to use.
  • Distribution of business brochures, flyers, posters, business cards or other promotional material is against Driscoll Children’s Hospital policy.
  • Due to privacy, safety, and infection control policies, gifts are distributed by hospital volunteers or staff.


Greatest Needs

  • Gift Cards (iTunes, Target, Amazon, Visa, Wal-Mart, etc.)
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Lego building sets (small & medium sizes for all ages)
  • Stuffed toys (small and medium sizes)
  • Small prizes (cars, flashlights, playing cards, etc.)
  • Toys/gift items for infants and young adults


  • 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


  • 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


  • Craft kits & science kits
  • Remote control cars/trucks/helicopters
  • Board games (Connect Four, Sorry, Checkers, 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 and Young Adults

  • 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
  • Playing cards and card games (Uno, Skip-Bo, Phase 10, etc.)
  • Gift cards: $10-$15 (GameStop, Academy, La Palmera Mall, etc.)
  • Blankets and fuzzy socks
  • Remote control helicopters
  • Journals & writing supplies
  • Insulated cups
  • Make-up sets
  • Nail polish sets
  • Bath & body sets

Arts and crafts materials

  • Craft kits – children and teens
  • Canvases (all sizes)
  • Sketch pads & good quality drawing pencils /supplies
  • Cardstock and scrapbook paper (solid and patterned)
  • Washable markers
  • Watercolor paints
  • Paintbrushes (all sizes)
  • Crayons & coloring/activity books
  • Fuzzy posters
  • Colored felt squares
  • Seashells
  • 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

To drop off your donation, or for more information, please call or email the Volunteer Services office to make an appointment.


Phone: 361-694-5011

Driscoll Children’s Hospital

3533 S. Alameda Street

Corpus Christi, Texas 78411