Donation Guidelines

Thank you so much for your interest in giving to MUSC Children’s Health! Donations for patients and general play programming are managed through the Child Life Department. We appreciate your help to make sure our patients and families have opportunities to play during their hospitalizations.

For questions, please email or call 843-985-1613.


  • Our patients range in age from newborn to teens.
  • Please consider all ages when gifting.
  • All items must be brand new, unwrapped, and in original packaging.
  • We are unable to accept large stuffed animals, scooters, skateboards, any size bicycle, or oversized items.
  • Items should be respectful of all religions, cultures, and belief systems.
  • The MUSC wish lists and registries indicate most needed items at this time.

Donation Options

Option 1: Shop Online & Ship Items

For contactless and virtual donations, two online gift registries are available. We are asking donors to use these options to select and send your donation choices. This eliminates in-person shopping and the need to deliver directly to us. The wish lists & registries reflect our greatest needs and preferred gifts. The shipping address is on file with each registry. Please allow ample time for delivery.


MyRegistry (multiple retailers) (Search: MUSC SJCH)


To ship your donation, please mail to:

Attention: Child Life Department
MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital
10 McClennan Banks Drive
MSC 355
Charleston, SC 29425

Option 2: Drop-Off Donations at MUSC

Please use the wish list (below) and registries as a guide for item selection. Drive-up donation drop-offs are available at MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital on Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Wednesdays are our only donation days. Please contact us if you have questions. All donation drop-offs will take place outside. We are happy to take photos of you with your donation in front of the hospital.

Drop-off Location Address

Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital
10 McClennan Banks Drive
Charleston, SC 29425

Other Ways to Give

Monetary donation information, fundraiser information and to learn more about the Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, please visit MUSC Kids Ways to Give or call 843-792-6643.

Wish List

Most-need items are Uno Cards, card games, kinetic sand, Play-Doh, action figures, Lego kits, and teen or adult coloring books.

  • Crib mirrors
  • Rattles (plastic or vinyl)
  • Board books
  • Musical or light-up toys
  • Infant blocks and balls
  • Toddler cars and trucks
  • Sound machines
  • Stacking toys
  • Shape sorters
  • Pop-up toys
  • Sound books
  • Fisher Price toys and figures
  • Plastic baby doll
  • Musical instruments
  • Pretend play food and dishes
  • Cars and trucks
  • Wooden puzzles
  • Doctor play kits
  • Duplo block sets
  • Construction Toys
  • Plastic baby dolls and accessories
  • Magnet Tiles
  • Building toys
  • Action figures
  • Hot Wheels cars
  • Plastic dinosaurs
  • Uno
  • Card games
  • Lego kits
  • I Spy books
  • Classic board games
  • 25-100 piece puzzles
  • Barbie dolls
  • Play-Doh kits
  • Craft kits
  • Personal care gift packs
  • Paint by Sticker Books
  • Nail polish/manicure kits
  • Wireless earbuds/headphones
  • Craft kits
  • Teen games
  • Playing cards
  • Pajamas
  • Blankets
  • Adult coloring books
  • Advanced Lego sets
  • Sports clothing/hats
  • Hand-held games
  • Over-the-door basketball
  • Remote-control cars
  • Puzzles 200-500 piece
  • Crayons: jumbo, regular, 16- or 24-pack
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers
  • Coloring books: kids and adult varieties
  • Drawing pads
  • Glue/glitter glue (small bottles)
  • Paint brushes
  • Stickers
  • Blank canvas, any size
  • Model Magic (small packs)
  • Wooden craft items
  • Ceramics
  • Stress balls
  • Slime kits
  • Kinetic Sand
  • Pop-its
  • Fidget toys
  • Light spinners
  • Walmart
  • Amazon
  • Target
  • Michael’s
  • Visa/Mastercard
  • Nintendo E-Shop gift cards