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Wishlist for Donating

 Below is a list of items often requested by patients, families, child life specialists, staff members, and hospital volunteers. For your convenience, we have included examples of our patients’ favorite toys and have bolded our most frequently requested items.

In addition to the list, gift cards to area retailers and toy stores also are useful. And, we can always use Spanish games, videos and books because many of our patients are Spanish-speaking.

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • School-Age
  • Adolescent
  • Dream Gifts
  • Families
  • Monetary Donations

    • Musical toys
    • Rattles
    • Infant mirrors
    • Infant toys
    • Baby blankets
    • Activity centers
    • Soft/squeeze toys
    • Baby books
    • Picture books
    • Crib mobiles
    • Pop-up toys
    • Play telephones
    • Teething toys
    • Infant videos
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    • Wooden puzzles
    • Stack toys
    • Plastic trucks
    • Fisher Price medical kits
    • Dolls
    • Fisher Price tape players
    • Bubbles
    • Musical books/Board books
    • Duplo building blocks
    • Sesame Street character toys
    • Blocks
    • Fisher Price toys (all ages)
    • Push/pull toys
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    • Uno cards
    • Checkers
    • Memory
    • Connect Four
    • Chutes and Ladders
    • Trouble
    • Sorry
    • Candyland
    • Monopoly Jr.
    • Scrabble Jr.
    • Boggle Jr.
    • Scattergories Jr.
    • Card Games (Old Maid, Go Fish)
    • Battery-powered hand-held electronic games
    • Coloring books
    • Crayons/markers/colored pencils
    • Legos / Lego model sets
    • Videos (G & PG-rated)
    • Activity books/Word-find books
    • Magna Doodle
    • Etch-a-Sketch
    • Matchbox cars and race tracks
    • Bubbles
    • Paint sets (water color)
    • Action figures
    • Play-doh (ONLY GLUTEN FREE)
    • Arts and crafts kits
    • Construction paper
    • Regular playing cards
    • Dolls
    • Model kits (snap tight)
    • Wooden models
    • Gimp
    • Disney character items
    • Bead kits/Sand art kits
    • Barbies and Barbie doll clothes
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    • Battery-powered hand-held electronic games
    • UNO
    • Monopoly
    • Boggle
    • Scattergories
    • Scrabble
    • Clue
    • Jenga
    • Sorry
    • Life
    • Pictionary
    • Hangman
    • Battleship
    • Chess & Checkers
    • DVDs (PG & PG-13)
    • Portable CD players with CDs
    • Stationery
    • Movie theatre gift cards
    • Footballs, soccer balls, baseball bats and balls
    • Art sets
    • CD players
    • Nintendo Wii
    • Scrap booking materials
    • Diaries/journals
    • Makeup sets
    • Manicure kits
    • Baseball caps
    • Playing cards
    • Batteries
    • Pencils/colored pencils
    • Grooming kits (girls and boys)
    • Bicycle helmets
    • Nerf balls
    • Model kits (snap tight)
    • Word search/crossword books
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    Dream Gifts
    • Digital cameras
    • Digital video camera
    • Polaroid cameras and film (Model 600)
    • Video game systems and games (X-Box 360, Playstation 2, PSP, Wii)
    • Sewing machines
    • Teen videos and DVDs (PG and PG-13)
    • Laptop computers
    • Brand New DVD players & Portable DVD players
    • iPODs
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    • Personal care kits including a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo (small bottle), conditioner (small bottle), shave cream, razors, soap, deodorant, and/or hand lotion
    • Phone cards
    • Clothes and undergarments (for children of all ages and sizes, newborn through XXL)
    • Blankets (for newborns, children and adults), Hats (for children of all ages), Gift certificates to area retail stores, grocery stores and restaurants (ex. Costco, Giant, Kohls, Safeway, and Target)
    • Gift certificates to area hotels for out-of-town families
    • Magazine and newspaper subscriptions (addressed to Concierge Services, Children’s National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20010-2970)

    Monetary Donations
    Children’s Volunteer Services team accepts monetary donations that are used for extraordinary needs which are not part of the operational budget, including:

    • Clothing
    • Blankets
    • Hotel stays for families
    • Support of two apartments for out-of-town families (Dr. Bear®’s Den)
    • Parking tickets for visiting families
    • Transportation to and from the hospital for families
    • Re-stocking Dr. Bear’s Closet when needed
    Please make checks payable to "Children’s National Medical Center/Dr. Bear®’s Closet."

    Online Donations
    Donate through our online wish lists at:
    This website has a direct link to our online wish list. You can also search for "Child's Play Charity - DC" under "Find someone's Wish Lists" on

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