Donation Guidelines

Holiday Giving Information for 2021

Thank you so much for your interest in giving to MUSC Children’s Health! Holiday 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 a wonderful holiday season!

Holiday Giving Information: Donation Guidelines 2021 (PDF)

Here are a few guidelines that we ask you to follow when donating:

  • 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 acceptlarge 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 (PDF) and registries indicate most needed items at this time.

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 holiday gifts. 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.

  1. MyRegistry (multiple retailers)
    (Search: MUSC SJCH)

  2. Amazon

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

Option 2: Drop-Off Donations at MUSC

Please use the wish list and registries as a guide for item selection. Drive-up donation drop-offs are available at MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital at the below dates and times. Volunteers will be available to help unload items.

Holiday Donation Drop Off Dates

  • December 9th, Thursday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • December 12th, Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • December 15th, Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • December 17th, Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 20th, Monday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 21st, Tuesday: 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Due staffing and infection prevention, these are our only donation times. All donation drop-offs will take place outside; masks must be worn.

Drop off Location GPS address

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

Alternate drop off site

Summey Medical Pavilion, N. Charleston
Email: redfernj@musc.edu for directions

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