Holiday Giving Information & Donation Guidelines

On behalf of The Medical University of South Carolina Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, we want to extend our appreciation for interest in our Child Life holiday toy donation drive. These gifts are given to in-patients during the holiday season and stock our Atrium playroom, 9 new activity rooms and outpatient play spaces.

In February, we relocated to our beautiful new Shawn Jenkins Children Hospital. Not long after the move, the Coronavirus pandemic arrived. While we continue to provide our normal excellent clinical and psychosocial care, we do so with new safety procedures in place.

This season, our holiday donation process is contactless and virtual. Two online gift registries are available. We are asking donors to use these options to select and send your holiday gifts. This eliminates in-person shopping and the need to deliver directly to us.

  • See our two wish list registries for our greatest needs and preferred gifts. Our gift registries can be found on:
  • Our patients range in age from newborn to teens. Please consider all ages when selecting gifts.
  • Please Note: Items that at this time we cannot accept are: stuffed animals, handwritten card, or food items.
  • Items should be respectful of all religions, cultures and belief systems.
  • If you prefer to ship your donation yourself:
    • Mail to:
      Attention Child Life, MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital
      10 McClennan Banks Drive Charleston, SC 29425

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

Other Ways to Give

  • Monetary donation information, fundraiser information and to learn more about the new Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, please contact Haley Kirchner, with the MUSC Children’s Hospital Fund, by email or at 843-792-5788.
  • For handmade items (blankets, caps, pillowcases, etc.) please contact our Children’s Health Volunteer Services office at 843-985-1020 or email Melissa Kubu

Thank you again for your support of pediatric patients and their families.