Toy Donations

Thank you for your interest in making an in-kind gift to our patients. Donated toys must be brand new, unwrapped and free of violent imagery, religious themes and company logos.

Due to Hospital safety and infection control policies, Rady Children's is unable to accept handmade, plush or fabric items. This includes stuffed animals, blankets and clothing. Additionally, any handmade donations, including knit or crocheted items and greeting cards, will not be distributed to patients.

Donate online

You may send your toy donations directly to the Hospital by purchasing through our Amazon Wish List. There is also the option to donate online to our Toy Fund with which we purchase additional diversionary items for our patients.

To learn more, read our FAQs.

Donating in-person

Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego is located at 3020 Children's Way, San Diego, CA 92123.

To protect our patients and families, we are unable to accomodate requests to pass out donated toys inside the Hospital. Donations may be dropped off at our donation bin, which is located inside of the Rose Pavilion in front of the Gift Shop. If you would like a donation acknowledgement, please see the staff member at either the gift shop or the information desk. 

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment to donate an in-kind item or have questions, please email

Wish List

All donated items must be brand new and in original packaging.

  • Picture/coloring books
  • Play dough
  • Barbies/action figures
  • Board/card games
  • Gift cards
  • Arts and crafts supplies
  • Infant/toddler toys
  • New video games (E or T rating) and movies (PG-13 and under)

What we cannot accept

  • Stuffed animals
  • Nerf guns
  • Plush & cloth dolls/toys
  • Latex balloons & toys
  • Any used items
  • Handmade items (including knit, sewn and/or crocheted)
  • Toys with violent themes or religious content
  • Open fabric and articles of clothing
  • Any food items

If we are unable to accept an item, below are some local organizations to consider:

Salvation Army | 858-279-1100
2799 Health Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92123
The Monarch School | 619-652-4100
1625 Newton Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113
Goodwill Industries | 858-836-7949
4220 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92117
United Cerebral Palsy Thrift Store | 858-495-3154
8525 Gibbs Dr #209, San Diego, CA 92123

If you have further questions, please contact us at or 858-966-7878.