Donate Toys, Games and Supplies to Child Life

Thank you for your interest in supporting our patients at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we are accepting donations. Because the health and safety of our patients, families and staff is our utmost priority, we have adapted our in-kind donation procedures and curated a wish list, which outlines the only items we can accept at this time. 

Effective April 1, 2021:

  • Donations must be purchased from our wish list. Unapproved items will not be accepted.
  • Donation drop-offs are allowed by appointment only, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., and must be pre-scheduled by contacting Matt Piontkowski.
  • Our only drop-off location will be at the Wood Building on Osler Circle at the Philadelphia Campus. For the health and safety of our patients and staff, donors are not permitted inside the building. A CHOP employee will meet you outside at the time of your appointment.

Effective November 15, 2021 through January 31, 2022 we will no longer be accepting in-kind donations and will return to a virtual wish-list format.

Monetary Donations

Throughout the year, our Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy team distributes toys and activities to bring joy and comfort to children in the hospital. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions surrounding in-kind giving, the Child Life team depends on monetary donations to purchase and provide these items.

Make an online donation today.

Host a Virtual Toy Drive

In lieu of in-kind donations, you can help raise much-needed funds for our Child Life team by creating a virtual toy drive. Virtual toy drive fundraising pages are a fun and easy way to raise money for the purchase of toys for children at CHOP.

Create a virtual toy drive

When you create a virtual toy drive fundraising page, your friends and family can help you raise funds to support children in the hospital. All funds raised will directly benefit our patients, families and the Child Life Department.


If you have any questions about the in-kind donation process or need assistance setting up a Virtual Toy Drive page, please contact Matt Piontkowski.