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Patient Wish Lists

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Akron Children’s Hospital is pleased to accept gifts from so many generous individuals and groups in the community on behalf of our patients. Please contact Volunteer Services at 330-543-8424 (Akron) or 330-746-8352 (Mahoning Valley) if you have any questions about donations or to schedule a donation drop off.  Staff will be happy to provide instructions for parking and delivery. 

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You may also mail a donation to:

ATTN: Volunteer Services
Akron Children's Hospital 
One Perkins Square
Akron OH  44308

Donation Guidelines

To help ensure the safety of our patients, please follow these guidelines when buying or preparing your gift: 

  • All toys and gifts must be new in original packaging or with tags and unwrapped
  • All items must be politically and religiously neutral.
  • No toys or items that depict violence, including guns, swords and/or action fighting figures.
  • Hand-made blankets and items must be clean and free of pet hair, odor and fragrances.  Many of our patients have severe allergies.
  • We are unable to accept VHS or cassette tapes.
  • We are not able to accept fidget spinners.
  • Beanie Babies must be new, unused and have been stored in air-tight containers or bags.
  • Due to infection control, safety and allergy concerns:
  • No candy, gum or food.
  • No latex items, such as balloons or Band-Aids.  Mylar balloons only.
  • No beads, small or magnetic items or plastic bags that might cause a child to choke.
  • No pencil sharpeners or other sharp items.

Let Us Do the Shopping For You

If you would like us to do the shopping and purchase items from the Wish List, you may also make an online donation.  Please indicate your donation is for Volunteer Services toys.

Top ten requested items:

  1. Brand new stuffed animals with tags
  2. Crayola art supplies (crayons, markers, colored pencils) & coloring books
  3. Gift cards (Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us)
  4. Adult coloring books
  5. Medical toy kits
  6. Play-Doh and Play-Doh kits
  7. Lego sets
  8. Super hero & princess themed dolls or action figures
  9. Hair brushes with soft bristles & small detangler spray bottles (new)
  10. Technology accessories (earbuds, headphones, electronics chargers, gaming controllers)

Because of privacy laws, donors are not permitted to deliver gifts directly to our patients - all donations are received in volunteer services, and are stored and distributed to patients. 

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