Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Flu is prevalent in our community right now. Visit our Flu Resource Center to learn about flu prevention, signs and symptoms, and help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

Holiday Toy Donations

Please note our 2017 holiday toy drive has ended. We will update this page in 2018 with holiday donation dates.  If you have reached this page any other time of the year, and are intersted in donating to hospitalized patients, please visit this web page to learn more.

Each year, the community rallies in support of the pediatric patients here at WakeMed Children’s by donating gifts and toys to share with children in the hospital during the holidays.

WakeMed Children’s is happy to accept your gift and encourages all groups and individuals interested in making a donation to make your donation during one of our designated Toy Drive drop-off dates listed below. Please keep in mind that many of the patients in the hospital are acutely ill and unable to receive visitors. In an effort to prevent the spread of illness, we ask that all donations be directed to the designated drop off dates and locations.

We appreciate you considering donating a new toy, book or stuffed animal to a child who is in the hospital.

Donation Dates

WakeMed Raleigh Campus
3000 New Bern Avenue, Main Visitor Lobby

  • Saturday, December 2, 10 am to 3 pm
  • Monday, December 4, 6 to 8:30 pm

During our annual Love Light & Trim the Tree with Twinkle event

  • Friday, December 8, 5 to 7 pm
  • Saturday, December 16, 10 am to 3 pm

WakeMed North Hospital
10000 Falls of Neuse Road, Main Visitor Lobby

  • Saturday, December 9, 11 am to 2 pm

WakeMed Cary Hospital
1900 Kildaire Farm Road, Main Visitor Lobby

  • Saturday, December 9, 11 am to 2 pm

Pick Your Donation Date

Please let us know who you are and
when you plan to make your donation.


WakeMed Children’s Holiday Donation Wish List

(Print This List & Share With Your Friends)

Most Needed Items

  • Children Books all ages (English & Spanish)
  • Board Books infant/toddler (English & Spanish)
  • Phone chargers (IPhone & Android)
  • Playing cards
  • Preschool/School age child underwear
  • Reading glasses
  • Toiletries (travel size)
  • Underwear in variety of sizes

Infant Items

  • Board books (English & Spanish)
  • Bouncy seats / swings
  • Busy box / music box crib toys
  • Infant clothes / diapers
  • Infant toys by V-tech, Fisher Price
  • Musical & light up toys
  • Pacifiers, sippy cups, plastic baby bottles
  • Washable rattles/teethers

Toddler and Preschool Items

  • Board games and Board books
  • Dramatic play toys (doctor kits, took kits)
  • Duplo Blocks
  • Interactive toys by V-tech, Fisher Price, Leap Frog, Playschool
  • Light up / musical toys
  • Little People play sets
  • Pop up toys
  • Push / pull toys
  • Tonka cars / trucks
  • Underwear in variety of sizes

School-Age Items

  • Action figures / superheroes
  • Bubbles (wedding sized)
  • Children’s books (6 months – 5 years of age)
  • Dolls / Barbie’s
  • Hot Wheels / Matchbox cars
  • Legos sets
  • Magna Doodles
  • Nerf balls (no guns, please)
  • Princess figures
  • Remote control cars
  • Shopkins
  • Underwear variety of sizes

Adolescent Items

  • Advance model / craft kits
  • Body wash / lotion
  • Hand held electronic games
  • Jewelry / watches
  • Lip gloss / chapstick
  • Makeup
  • Manicure set / nail polish
  • Popular novels
  • Sports balls

Arts/Crafts Supplies

  • Activity / coloring books
  • Activity sets / crafts
  • Crayons, colored pencils, washable markers, washable crayons
  • Find-A-Word books
  • Jewelry kits
  • Journals
  • Mandalas coloring books
  • Pens / pencils
  • Playdoh (playdough brand only)
  • Puzzles (24-100 pieces)
  • Stickers / sticker books
  • Washable paints and brushes
  • Word puzzle books


  • Board / card games (Uno, Sorry, Trouble)
  • Boy / girl t-shirts, underwear & socks (for all ages)
  • Gift cards (ITunes / Amazon)
  • New release DVDs (G, PG or PG 13)
  • New release games for Nintendo DS, XBOX 360 (nonviolent)
  • Phone chargers (iPhone & Android)
  • Portable DVD players
  • Themed toys (Frozen, Doc McStuffins, Super Hero, Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, Mickey Mouse, Thomas the Train, Disney Princess)
  • Video games rated E or T, non-violent (PlayStation 4, Wii)