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Your Gifts Help Children Hospitalized at Mary Bridge

Here are some helpful guidelines for choosing appropriate toys to donate to the children here at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.

  • Donations of used stuffed animals, books or toys will not be accepted for infection-control reasons.
  • All toys/art supplies must be non-toxic
  • Toys with sharp objects/pieces will not be accepted for safety reasons.

If you have questions or would like more information, please call the Child Life Department at 253-403-5315, Volunteer Services at 253-403-2282 or Mary Bridge Children's Foundation at 253-403-1599.

*Starred items are especially needed

Infants and Toddlers


  • *Crib Mirrors
  • *Rattles
  • *Teethers
  • Crib Gyms
  • Fisher Price Brand Aquariums
  • *Lullaby Tapes & CDs (English/Spanish)
  • Texture Balls
  • Sound Books (English/Spanish)
  • *Board Books (English/Spanish)
  • Baby Mozart Brand DVD’s
  • Bumbo Seats
  • Brand names we like:
  • Discovery, Sassy, Kids II, Fisher Price, V-Tech, Lamaze, Whooz-It


  • Board Games
  • Travel size games
  • Puzzles (25, 50, 100 piece)
  • Wood Puzzles for Toddlers
  • *Playing Cards
  • Card Games (Uno, Go Fish, Old Maid)

All Ages

  • Gift Certificates (small amounts $2-10, McDonald's, iTunes, Baskin Robbins)
  • Game Cube, X-box and Xbox 360 games
  • Disposable Flash Cameras
  • Mylar Balloons (not filled)
  • Batteries, AA, AAA, C, D
  • Personal CD Players
  • Current Releases for Music
  • CDs (English & Spanish)
  • Hand Held Games and Video Games
  • Current Releases (G, PG, PG-13 and Infant)
  • DVD (English & Spanish)
  • Lip balm with strong flavors, especially Skittles brand, Starburst brand or Lip Smackers brand.


  • *Art Kits
  • Sport Balls
  • Wallets, Purses and Backpacks
  • Clothing
  • Jewelry and Jewelry Boxes
  • *Model Cars w/glue – Levels 1 and 2
  • Watches
  • Blank Journals/Stationary Sets
  • Nail Polish
  • Manicure/Pedicure Sets & Supplies

Pre-School and School Age

  • Matchbox Cars
  • *Barbies
  • Magna Doodles
  • Cartoon Character Toys
  • Etch-a-Sketch
  • Fisher Price Play Sets
  • Fisher Price Little People
  • Action Figures
  • Doll House People – Multicultural
  • Sound Books (English/Spanish)
  • Little Tykes Child Sized Cars
  • Koosh Balls
  • *Pretend Medical Kits
  • Brands names we like: Little Tykes, Fisher Price, Playskool


  • *Crayola Crayons (8 and 16 count)
  • *Washable Color Markers (broad and thin)
  • *Construction Paper
  • *Play-Doh Brand
  • *Coloring Books
  • *Crayola Model Magic
  • *Glue Sticks & Glue (8 oz bottles)
  • *Paint (Tempera)/Paint Brushes
  • *Fusion Beads and Stencils
  • Stickers
  • Scrapbook Supplies
  • Sketch Books
  • Glitter
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Child-sized Scissors
  • Fabric Paint
  • Colored Sand
  • Paint Pens
  • Rubber Stamps and Ink Pads
  • Beads, Sequins, Feathers & Yarn
  • Fabric Trim (bric-a-brac, lace, ribbon)
  • Clothespins
  • Magnetic Tape
  • *Beads and String
  • Jewelry Art Supplies
  • Spin Art
  • Drawing Pads
  • *Bubbles
  • Wood Craft Kits
  • Sun Catchers
  • Paint by Number Crafts
  • Foam Art
  • *Velvet (Fuzzy) Posters
  • Individual Art Activity Kits
  • Glitter Wands
  • Colored Pencils



If you are planning on dropping off a donation to the children here at Mary Bridge, please use the Information Desk in the Mary Bridge/Tacoma General main lobby off of Martin Luther King Jr. Way. If you would like a tax receipt, please make sure to sign the donation book.

Large donations can be scheduled for a pick-up by our Community Development Coordinator. If you wish to use this service, please call 253-403-1522. For the privacy of our children and their families, gifts may not be hand-delivered to patients.

Thank you for your generosity and thoughtful consideration!