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In order to serve the children in the hospital in the best way possible, we have been provided a list of REQUESTED items from all wards and departments we serve. Choose to make a donation of cash, gift card(s) or in-kind items. Here are some suggestions: 

The Children’s Hospital Holiday Wishlist 2017

Sewing and Knitting Group Suggested Items 2018

Financial Donations help us purchase the items we do not receive through gift-in-kind donations. You could also direct your financial donation to the Family Comfort Fund.

Or choose a gift from Dr. Goodbear Gifts.

PLEASE NOTE: Only new, unwrapped gifts for children will be accepted.  Toys must follow the guidelines the Foundation and the Children’s Hospital have implemented.

Toy Guidelines 

How do I make a toy donation? 

Please review the requested toy list and select the items as you may want to donate to us.  Items can be dropped off at the Children’s Hospital Foundation office Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30.

Outside of office hours, items can be dropped off at HSC Volunteer Services Office; 820 Sherbrook Street Entrance. Click here to see HSC volunteer Services hours of operation

I want my toy donation for a specific ward.

Please contact our staff at 204-787-4400 or to discuss a specific ward wish list. There are a variety of other options available including a medical equipment wish list.

Can I get a tax receipt for my in-kind donation?

Yes. Providing that you supply the Foundation with a receipt upon delivery of the items you can receive a receipt for the value BEFORE taxes.

I want to personally delivery toys to kids in the Hospital.

We appreciate your generosity, however, due to reasons, including protecting patient privacy and health; we cannot accommodate your request.

Can I donate money to buy toys?

Yes.  We can accept a cash, cheque or credit card donation for the specific designation of purchasing toys for the holiday season.  Please send cheques to the Foundation at CE501-840 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1S1, ATTENTION: TOY DONATION. Or phone 204-787-4400 to donate over the phone.  Donations are fully tax receiptable

What about gently used items? Can I donate those?

We appreciate your thoughtfulness, but we cannot accept gently used or second hand items.  However, please consider dropping them off at our Nearly New Store at 961 Portage Avenue for re-sale to support the Foundation. Please call 204-772-3629 for drop off hours.

I want to help families of patients in the hospital.

You may want to support our “Family Comfort Fund*”. The Family Comfort Fund will help lessen the financial burden that families deal with when we are caring for our child in the hospital. It provides simple things that are taken for granted like meal tickets, gift cards, shampoo, soap, diapers, transportation to the hospital, and parking. You may donate these items directly, or designate your monetary funds to the “Family Comfort Fund”.  For a list of requested gift cards that will help families, see the Holiday Wish List.

* The Family Comfort Fund is distributed through the Social Work Department.

Can I deliver baking for the children in the Hospital?

Only commercially made and wrapped candy and treats will be accepted as donations for special occasions, eg. Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc., leading up to and on the day of celebration.  No donations of food containing nuts or nut products shall be accepted for distribution to the patients, due to allergy risks.

*We usually do not accept donations of holiday treats after the holiday.