Donation Guidelines & Wish List

Thank you so much for your interest in giving to the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital! Donations for patients and general play programming are managed through the Child Life Department. We appreciate your interest and generosity. Because thousands of children visit our facility each year, we have an ongoing need for new toys, crafts, books, and other items for play! 

Please refer to our donation guidelines and wish list for our greatest needs at this time.

For questions: email Suzanne Mishler or call 843-792-1294

Donation Guidelines

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

  • We ask that all toys, books, and materials be new and in their original packaging. Please do not wrap donations.
  • We accept donations during designated drop-off times (see Delivering your Donations).
  • Items should be respectful of all religions, cultures and belief systems.
  • No food or drinks.
  • No balloons.
  • Our patients range in age from newborn to teens. 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.

Delivering Your Donation

  • The Child Life Department is happy to receive donations on Wednesday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please call or email to make drop-off arrangements.
  • 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 playrooms.
  • As a reminder, we are unable to accept previously used toys, stuffed animals, handmade cards or food items.
  • Please refer to our wish list for our greatest needs at this time.

If you prefer to mail your donation, please email Suzanne Mishler or call 843-792-1294 

MUSC Child Life Donation Wish List

Download a printable copy of our wishlist  (PDF) 

Infant/Toddler

  • Crib Mirrors
  • Rattles (plastic or vinyl)
  • Musical/light up toys
  • Push toys
  • Toddler cars and trucks
  • Sound machines
  • Stacking toys
  • Shape sorters
  • Pop-up toys
  • Sound books

Preschool

  • Fisher Price toys and figures
  • Small, no-spill bubbles
  • Plastic baby dolls
  • Peg puzzles
  • Musical instruments
  • Pretend play food and dishes
  • Wooden puzzles
  • Fisher Price doctor kits

School Age

  • Construction Toys
  • Plastic baby dolls/accessories
  • Mega Tile/Stixs
  • Building toys
  • Action figures/Army men
  • Cars/Trucks/Hot Wheels cars
  • Plastic dinosaurs
  • Lego kits
  • Books/I Spy books
  • Board and card games
  • 25-48 piece puzzles
  • Barbie dolls/clothes

Teen Girls

  • Personal care gift packs (body wash, shampoo, etc.)
  • Nail polish/manicure kits
  • Teen games
  • Pajamas, socks, blankets
  • Journals (blank)
  • Adult coloring books
  • Bop It game

Teen Boys

  • Sports clothing/hats
  • Personal care gift packs (body wash, shampoo, etc.)
  • Hand-held games
  • Over-the-door basketball games
  • Sport magazines
  • Pajamas, socks, blankets

Art Supplies

  • Crayons - jumbo, regular 16 or 24 packs
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers
  • Coloring books - kids and adult varieties
  • Drawing paper
  • Glue/glitter glue (small bottles)
  • Paint brushes
  • Stickers
  • Blank canvas - any size
  • Model Magic
  • Buttons
  • Jewels
  • Duct Tape all varieties
  • Wooden craft items
  • Ceramics

Gift Cards

  • Wal-Mart
  • Target
  • Michael’s
  • Visa/Mastercard
  • Netflix ($15 denominations)

Electronics

  • Sound machines (battery operated)
  • Headphones/earbuds
  • Remote control cars
  • Portable DVD players 

Other Ways to Give

Monetary donation information, fundraiser information and to learn more about the new Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, please contact the Children’s Fund office at 843-792-2624 or visit the Campaign for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital