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Donations to Dr. Bear's Closet

Please note: Due to COVID-19, it is preferred that donations are made through our online wish list or by mailing/shipping approved items. Thank you for your understanding, patience, and continued support during this time.


Thank you for your interest in supporting Children’s National Hospital! Your donations will be given to patients and family members during their hospital visit to provide comfort, offer distractions and to normalize the hospital setting.

With patient safety being our top priority, we are taking an abundance of caution and have revamped our donation guidelines with infection prevention in mind. These standards allow us to ensure the highest level of quality and safety for our patients.

Please carefully review our wish list, donation guidelines and FAQs below. Have a question? Please email us or call 202-476-2062.

How Can I Make a Donation?