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 in providing resources for our patients and families.

For questions, please email mishler@musc.edu or call 843-985-1613.

View the printable 2022 Holiday Donation Information (PDF)

Guidelines

  • 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 list 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.This eliminates in-person shopping and the need to deliver directly to us. The wish lists and registries reflect our greatest needs and preferred gifts. The shipping address is on file with each registry. Please allow ample time for delivery.

Registries

MyRegistry (multiple retailers) (Search: MUSC SJCH)

Amazon

To ship your donation, please mail to:

Attention: Child Life MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital
10 McClennan Banks Drive
Charleston, SC 29425

Option 2: Drop-Off Donations at MUSC

Holiday Donation Drop Off Dates

  • December 14, Wednesday - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • December 16, Friday - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 17, Saturday - 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 18, Sunday - 1:00-4:00 pm
  • December 19, Monday - 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December  21, Wednesday - 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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

Drop-off Locations

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

Summey Medical Pavilion
2250 Mall Drive
North Charleston, SC 29406

Please email redfernj@musc.edu to schedule a drop-off

Wish List

Most-need items are Uno cards, Kinetic Sand, Play-Doh, markers, action figures, Lego kits, and board and card games.

  • Crib mirrors
  • Rattles (plastic or vinyl)
  • Board books
  • Musical and light-up toys
  • Infant books and balls
  • Toddler cars and trucks
  • Sound machines
  • Stacking toys
  • Shape sorters
  • Pop-up toys
  • Sound books
  • Fisher Price toys
  • Plastic baby dolls
  • Peg puzzles
  • Musical instruments
  • Play food and dishes
  • Toy cars and trucks
  • Wood puzzles
  • Doctor play kits
  • Duplo box sets
  • Construction toys
  • Plastic baby dolls and accessories
  • Magnet tiles
  • Building toys
  • Action figures
  • Hot Wheels cars
  • Plastic dinosaurs
  • Card games
  • Lego Kits
  • I Spy books
  • Classic board games
  • Play-doh kits
  • Craft kits
  • Personal care gift packs
  • Paint by sticker books
  • Nail polish and manicure kits
  • Wireless earbuds and headphones
  • Craft kits
  • Games
  • Playing cards
  • Pajamas
  • Blankets
  • Journals
  • Coloring books
  • Advanced Lego sets
  • Sports clothing and hats
  • Hand-held games
  • Over-the-door basketball
  • Remote-control cars
  • Puzzles
  • Crayons - jumbo and regular-sized
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers
  • Coloring books - kids and advanced
  • Drawing pads
  • Glue and glitter glue (small)
  • Paint brushes
  • Stickets
  • Blank canvases
  • Clay Model Magic (small)
  • Wooded craft items
  • Ceramics
  • Stress balls
  • Slime kits
  • Kinetic Sand
  • Pop-its
  • Fidget toys
  • Light spinners