Even just one toy can bring a smile and laugh to a sick child. A new game, an action figure, blanket or stuffed animal often means the difference between a good day in the hospital and a bad one, especially during the holidays when children miss so much and many families struggle financially.
Our annual toy drive ensures that each child at Christmas and throughout the year, has a gift to lift their spirits.
Join us Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the lobby of OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois to drop off your toys. Enjoy holiday music, hot chocolate and cookies, make a craft and see Santa Claus.
We gladly accept toys of all kinds including books and craft supplies. Our patients range in age from birth through late teens. If you need ideas to get started we have a Wish List of the items our patients need the most.
|Blankets||Music / Light up Toys||Crib Mirrors||Vibrating Toys|
|No-Scratch Mittens||Baby Socks||Baby Oil||Mobiles|
|Stickers||Building Blocks||Socks||Crayons / Markers|
|Coloring Books||Bubble Tumblers (no spill)||Sound Books||Cars / Trucks|
|Stacking Toys||Hair Detangler||Dolls|
|Stickers||Washable Markers||Craft Kits (beads, foam art, etc)||Velvet Art Pictures|
|Dolls (not cloth)||Music CDs||Play-do (small size)||Watercolor Paints|
|Plain White T-shirts||Hair Accessories, Jewelry||Nail Polish||Socks|
|Temporary Tattoos||Window Markers||Slippers||Remote Control Cars|
|Pajama Pants||Legos||Superhero Figures|
|Blank Books (journals)||Photo Albums||Nail Polish||Hair Accessories|
|Jewelry||Lip Gloss / Makeup||Craft Kits, Beads||Plain White T-Shirts|
|Plain White Socks||Model Magic||Stationary||Hand Held Mirrors|
|Colored Pencils||Magazines||Slippers||Puffy Paints (for fabric)|
|Pajama Pants||Shampoo / Conditioner||iTunes/App Store Gift Cards||Store / Restaurant Gift Cards|
All toys and books must be new and unused due to infection/safety concerns. Food items are also not accepted due to dietary restrictions.
If you have questions about your toy donation or the donation drop-off day please call the OSF HealthCare Foundation office at (309) 566-5666.