Donation Guidelines

Here are a few guidelines that we ask you to follow when donating to MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital:

  • All toys, books, and materials must be new and in their original packaging. We are unable to accept previously used toys, stuffed animals, handmade cards, balloons or food items.
  • We accept donations during designated drop-off times (see Delivering your Donations).
  • Items should be respectful of all religions, cultures and belief systems.
  • Please refer to our Wish List 2021 for our greatest needs at this time.
  • Our patients range in age from 0 to 18 years. Please consider all ages when selecting gifts.
  • Infection prevention and privacy guidelines do prohibit donors from directly delivering gifts to patients. However, your gifts will be given to patients or used specifically with our patients and their families year-round for therapeutic play and in our playroom and activity rooms.
  • For a safe, contact-less and convenient donation option, we do have an online Wish List through Amazon. We highly recommend you use this option.
  • For handmade donations (blankets, pillowcases, etc.) please contact the MUSC SJCH Volunteer Department: or email Melissa Kubu.

Delivering Your Donation

  • The Child Life Department is happy to receive donations each Wednesday, between the hours of 9am to 4:30pm.
  • Please email Suzanne Mishler or call to arrange a drop-off time.
  • If you prefer to mail your donation, please send it to:
    MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital
    Attn: Child Life Department Room 7006
    10 McClennan Banks Drive MSC 355
    Charleston, SC 29425

Other Ways to Give

For monetary donation information, fundraiser information and to learn more about the new Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, please email Wanda Bazemore of the MUSC Children’s Hospital Fund, or call 843-792-7540.