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Child Life Program Wish List

A few quick guidelines:

  • Please make sure that all toys are new 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.
  • New books in both English and Spanish are always needed.
  • Gift Cards are very useful and always appreciated. Smaller denominations are best.
  • The most requested items for each age group are in bold.
  • Age groups that always seem to have the highest need for donations - infants, toddlers and adolescents.

Phoenix Children's and our patients and families are appreciative of all donations throughout the year!

Gift cards

Target, Walmart, Amazon, Starbucks, Dutch Bros., Dunkin’ Donuts, ColdStone Creamery, Chipotle, Pizza Hut Dominoes, Best Buy, Chick-Fil-A, Jersey Mike’s, H&M, Forever 21, Aeropostale, Old Navy, JC Penny’s, Justice, Tilly’s, Foot Locker, Finish Line, Kohl’s, Harkins Theaters, AMC Theaters, Subway, McDonald’s, Fry’s, Safeway, MasterCard/Visa, itune’s, Google Play, Bath & Body Works, PlayStation Plus / XBOX LIVE – subscription, Walgreens


  • Infant rattles/teething toys
  • Sound soothers
  • Musical and light-up toys
  • Crib aquariums/Sound machines
  • Infant stimulation toys (black, red and white)
  • Infant mirrors
  • Infant kick and play's/Activity gyms
  • Lula vibe/vibrating stuffed animals


  • Little people
  • Mega blocks
  • Musical and light-up toys
  • Pop-up toys
  • Musical/talking play phones
  • Books (touch & feel, pop-up, musical)
  • Paw Patrol
  • Bubbles
  • Shape sorters and stacking toys
  • Vinyl play/Tumbling floor mats (No larger than 5x5)
  • Character stickers

Pre-School age

  • Popular action figures (Superheroes, Transformers, DC Comic Heroes, Avengers, Marvel Comics, Ninja Turtles, etc.)
  • Lego buckets, sets (small and large) and people
  • DVD movies (newer releases, G and PG rated)
  • My Little Pony toys
  • Baby dolls and accessories
  • Plastic cars and trucks
  • Magna Doodles
  • Plastic animals
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Dinosaurs
  • Bubbles
  • Books (interactive, musical, pop-up books, Spanish)
  • Playdoh and tools
  • Pretend play (doctor kits, play food)

School age

  • Lego sets (Star Wars, Transformers, Bionicles, sets 250+ pieces, etc.)
  • Legos
  • Action figures (Superheroes: Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Avenger Characters)
  • Transformers
  • Black velvet fuzzy posters
  • DVD movies (newer releases, G and PG rated)
  • XBOX One, PS4, Wii games
  • Systems - XBOX One, PS4, Wii
  • Craft/Art kits (snap model airplanes, model cars, etc.)
  • Sticker books
  • Books (I Spy, chapter books, etc.)
  • Beading kits
  • Paint by number sets
  • Remote control cars
  • Playdoh and tools
  • Pillow Pets
  • Hello Kitty items
  • Hair accessories
  • Barbies and Barbie accessories
  • American Girl dolls
  • Pokémon figurines/cards
  • Kinetic sand


  • iTunes or Google Play gift cards
  • Gift cards in lower price ranges (See list)
  • DVD movies (newer releases, up to PG-13 rated)
  • Video games: XBox 1, PS4, XBox 360, Wii (Rated E +10 and below)
  • Playing and UNO cards
  • Bath gels, lotions, nail polish and remover
  • Diaries/Journals
  • Headphones/earbuds
  • Coloring pencils
  • Phone chargers - iPad, iPhone, Android
  • Craft/Art kits (beading, model airplanes/cars, etc.)
  • Portable DVD players
  • Teen coloring books
  • Mazes
  • Crossword/Sudoku Books
  • Gel Pens

Arts, crafts and creative items

  • Mod Podge
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Card Stock in assorted colors
  • Woodcrafts
  • Puffy Paint
  • Window Markers
  • Dot paints
  • Glue (tacky, glitter)
  • Boxes/Photo frames to decorate
  • Wooden frames
  • Individual craft kits
  • Markers (dry-erase, washable, fabric, Sharpie, paint, crayons, etc.)
  • Googly eyes, rhinestones, sequin decorations, etc.
  • Sketchbooks and pencils
  • White and colored poster paper
  • Watercolor paper
  • Black fuzzy posters
  • Lanyard kits
  • Construction paper
  • Small scissors (Fiskars)

1 Darn Cool School

  • Gift cards (Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, Harkins, AMC)
  • School supplies (mechanical pencils, file pocket folders, spiral notebooks, drawing paper)
  •  Scientific calculators
  • Canvas frames for painting
  • GED and AIMS study guides
  • Hands-on learning activity kits
  • Backpacks
  • Teen books
  • Current popular novels
  • Magic tree house
  • Captain Underpants

Miscellaneous used throughout the year

  • iTunes or Google Play gift cards
  • Gift cards (See list - in smaller denominations)
  • iPads
  • Beanie Babies
  • Canon photo paper
  • Stress/squeeze balls
  • Spinning light up globe toys (especially Disney)
  • Stickers
  • Playdoh
  • Hair supplies (detangler, hairbrushes, combs, etc.)
  • Nail Polish
  • Underwear / Socks (variety of sizes)
  • T-shirts (boys & girls teen - all sizes)
  • Basketball shorts
  • Yoga pants


  • UNO
  • Playing cards
  • Spot it
  • Sorry
  • Guess Who
  • Trouble
  • Headbands
  • Monopoly
  • Connect Four
  • Dominoes
  • Apples to Apples/Sour Apples
  • Who knew?
  • Scattagories
  • Battleship
  • Break the Ice
  • Life
  • Scrabble
  • Risk
  • Crazy 8
  • Bounce Off
  • Chess
  • Checkers
  • Phase 10
  • Pop the Pig


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