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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. You can also check out Mary Bridge Hospital's Amazon Wish List to help aide you in choosing which toys to donate. 

  • 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 253-403-3282 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


You may drop off your donation at the Information Desk of Tacoma General Hospital (main lobby off of Martin Luther King Jr. Way) or at Mary Bridge Children’s Health Center (311 S. L. Street). If you would like a tax receipt, please make sure to complete the “In-Kind Gift Receipt Form.”

Thank you for your generosity and thoughtful consideration!