Donate Toys and Games to Valley Children's

The Child Life Department at Valley Children’s appreciates donations of toys, craft items and board games. Gifts of any size support the greatest needs of the Child Life program.

Toy Donation Guidelines

In order to keep our patients safe, used or even gently used items cannot be accepted. Pediatric patients need special considerations when they are given items due to their delicate immune systems. Patients can be more sensitive or reactive when exposed to dust, animal dander, cleaning products, etc. Their health is our highest concern and we appreciate your understanding and support to provide only new items. Due to the sensitive nature of our patient population, all donations must come from a smoke-free environment. New, unwrapped toys, games, DVDs, video games, teen toiletries, art supplies, gift bags, blankets, hats and other items for children of all ages are accepted - provided they are in the original box with tags attached. 

Sometimes, due to health and safety considerations, we are not able to accept donations. When this happens, we give donations to other organizations in our community who work to benefit the lives of children in the Central Valley.

Please note that we are unable to accept handmade cards for patients. We are also unable to accept donated items that have photos, written stories or other personal information attached to them.

*Please do not wrap items

Can I deliver my gifts to patients directly?

No. Unfortunately, due to infection control and privacy policies, you will not be able to deliver your gifts to patients directly. Donations are distributed to children by hospital staff.

Please call the Child Life Department at 559-353-5882 prior to bringing in a donated item. They can help you identify the areas of greatest need and provide additional donation guidelines.