Child Life Wish List

Child Life Wish List

Your donations make a child's day brighter! 

A few quick guidelines:  Please make sure that all toys are new (because of infection control) and paints and glues are non-toxic. Please do not donate play guns or war toys, latex balloons, scary action figures, candy, gum or other food.

Wish Lists

Children are in need of items in all age groups, in both English and Spanish languages. The greatest needs are listed under "Infants," "Toddlers," and "Adolescents.” Additionally, the most requested items for each age group are in bold. Of course, we greatly appreciate all donations.


  • Infant Rattles/ Teething Toys
  • Crib Mobiles
  • Musical and Light-up toys
  • Crib aquariums 
  • Infant Stimulation Toys (black, red, and white)
  • Infant Mirrors
  • Infant Kick and Play's/ Activity Gyms
  • Swings/Bouncers


  • Pop-up toys
  • Musical and Light-up toys
  • Musical/talking play phones
  • Books (touch & feel, pop-up, musical)
  • Elmo toys
  • Large blocks
  • Shape Sorters and stacking toys
  • Vinyl Play/Tumbling Floor Mats (No larger than 5x5)
  • DVD Movies (Baby Einstein, Elmo, Mickey Mouse, Barney, etc.)

Pre-School Age

  • Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars
  • DVD movies (newer releases, G and PG rated)
  • Popular action figures (Dora, Diego, Sponge Bob, Superheroes, Transformers, Ninja Turtles etc.)
  • Popular dolls (Dora, Diego, Sponge Bob, Superheroes, Mickey Mouse)
  • Plastic cars and trucks
  • Large electronic interactive toys (Leapfrog, etc.)
  • Lego buckets, Lego sets (small and large) and Lego people
  • Duplos
  • Bubbles
  • Books (interactive, musical, pop-up books, Spanish)
  • Play doh and tools

School Age

  • Small lego sets (Star Wars, Transformers, Bionical's, sets 250+ pieces, etc.)
  • Legos
  • Action Figures (Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Avenger Characters)
  • Black velvet fuzzy posters
  • DVD movies (newer releases, G and PG rated)
  • Craft/Art kits (model airplanes, model cars, etc.)
  • Books (I Spy, chapter books, etc.)
  • Beading kits
  • Paint by number sets
  • Remote control cars
  • Nintendo DS games
  • Playdoh and tools


  • iTunes gift cards
  • Gift cards in lower price ranges (Target, Wal-Mart, Movie Tickets, Sports Authority, Best Buy, etc.)
  • DVD movies (newer releases, up to PG-13 rated)
  • Black fuzzy posters
  • Video games:  XBox 1, PS4, XBox 360, Wii (Rated E +10 and below)
  • Playing and UNO cards
  • Remote control cars and trucks
  • Craft/Art kits (beading, model airplanes/cars, etc.)
  • Bath gels, lotions, nail polish and remover
  • Diaries/Journals
  • Portable DVD players
  • iPods and headphones
  • iPads

Arts and Craft and Creative Items

  • Woodcrafts
  • Mod Podge
  • Acrylic paint
  • Glue (tacky, glue sticks, glitter)
  • Boxes/Photo frames to decorate
  • Beading items
  • Individual craft kits
  • Markers (dry-erase, washable, fabric, Sharpie, paint, crayons, etc.)
  • Wiggly eyes, rhinestones, sequin decorations, etc.
  • Sketch books and pencils
  • White and colored poster paper
  • Water color paper
  • Black fuzzy posters

1 Darn Cool School

  • Gift cards (Wal-Mart, Target, I-Tunes)
  • Flip video cameras
  • Digital cameras
  • Kindles or iPads
  • iPods
  • Portable DVD players  
  • 500 Polaroid film
  • Wood kits, model cars, airplanes, trucks
  • School supplies (mechanical pencils, file pocket folders, spiral notebooks, drawing paper, scientific calculators)
  • GED and AIMS study guides
  • Spanish/English dictionaries
  • Hands-on learning activity kits
  • Backpacks
  • Jump Start CDs
  • Books (E-books, Sponge Bob, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, Animal)
  • Guinness World Record books
  • Teen books

Miscellaneous used throughout the year

  • iTunes gift cards
  • Portable DVD players
  • iPads
  • Gift Cards (in smaller denominations)
  • Laptops
  • Beanie Babies
  • Digital camera & photo paper
  • Disposable cameras
  • Wall posters
  • Stickers
  • Playdoh
  • Stress/squeeze balls
  • Spinning light up globe toys
  • Hair supplies (detangler, hairbrushes, combs, etc.)


  • Sorry
  • Guess Who
  • Trouble
  • Headbands
  • Monopoly
  • Connect Four
  • UNO
  • Dominoes
  • Apples to Apples/Sour Apples
  • Things
  • Would you rather?
  • What's yours like?
  • Who knew?
  • Scattagories
  • Jump n' Monkey
  • Perfection
  • Last Word
  • Battleship
  • Break the Ice
  • Playing cards
  • Life
  • Scrabble

Download the forms, guidelines and full details:

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Contact us:

To make a donation, please contact the Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation at (602) 933-8697 (TOYS) or email

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