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.

View the printable 2023 Holiday Donation Information (PDF).


  • 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)

Amazon Wishlist

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 Hospitals at the below dates and times. Volunteers will be available to help unload items. For general questions, please email Suzanne Mishler or call 843-985-1613.

Dec. 14th, Thursday – 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
Dec. 15th, Friday – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dec. 16th, Saturday – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 17th, Sunday – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dec. 19th, Tuesday – 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 20th, Wednesday – 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

These are our only donation times. All donation drop-offs will take place outside the main entrance.

Drop-off Location Address

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

Alternate Drop-Off Site

Summey Medical Pavilion, N. Charleston
Email: to schedule.

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, Kinetic Sand, Play-Doh, Markers, Action Figures, Lego Kits, Board and Card games.