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Children's Holiday Toy Donations

Our 2019 holiday toy drive has ended, but we are grateful for donations year round. Learn more about donating here.

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 14, 10 am - 12 pm
  • Saturday, December 21, 10 am – 2 pm

And, during our annual Love Light & Trim the Tree with Twinkle event

  • Monday, December 9, 5:30 pm – 8 pm

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

  • Saturday, December 14, 10 am – 12 pm

WakeMed Cary Hospital
1900 Kildaire Farm Road, Main Visitor Lobby

  • Saturday, December 14, 10 am – 12 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

Printable Wish List (To Share With Your Friends)

Infant Items

  • Board books (English & Spanish)
  • Infant Crib Aquarium Soother
  • Infant Crib Mobiles
  • Sound Machines
  • Pop- Up Toys
  • Infant Clothes
  • Infant Musical & Light Up Toys by V-Tech, Fisher Price, LeapFrog, Playskool
  • Pacifiers, Sippy Cups, Plastic Baby Bottles
  • Infant Rattles/Teethers
  • Infant Socks
  • Diapers 

Toddler and Preschool Items

  • Board Books (English & Spanish)
  • Dramatic Play Toys (doctor kits, tool kits, food play, tea sets, dress up kits)
  • Soft Sports Balls (basketball, football, soccer)
  • Duplo Blocks
  • Interactive Toys by V-Tech, Fisher Price, LeapFrog, Playskool
  • Little People Play Sets
  • Small Push/Pull Toys
  • Tonka Trucks/Cars
  • Puzzles
  • Crayola Grab N Go Kits
  • Themed Toys (PJ Masks, Doc McStuffins, Super Hero, Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, Mickey Mouse, Thomas the Train, Disney Princess)
  • Pull-Ups
  • Boy/Girl Underwear, All sizes (Training to size 4T)

School-Age Items

  • Action Figures/Superheroes
  • Children’s Picture Books
  • Dolls/Barbie’s
  • Hot Wheels/Matchbox Cars
  • Lego Sets
  • Magna Doodles
  • Basketball Hoop Sets
  • Footballs
  • Basketballs
  • Soccer Balls
  • LOL Doll Kits
  • Horse Figures
  • Find It Games
  • Princess Figures
  • Science Kits
  • Dinosaurs
  • Boy/Girl Underwear, All sizes (4/5 to 12/14)

Adolescent Items

  • Advanced Model Building Kits
  • Body Wash/Lotion
  • Jewelry
  • Lip Gloss
  • Manicure Sets/Nail Polish
  • Popular Novels

Arts/Crafts Supplies

  • Activity/Coloring Books
  • Activity Sets/Crafts
  • Crayons, Colored Pencils, Washable Markers
  • Find-A-Word Books
  • Word Puzzle Books
  • Jewelry Making Kits
  • Journals
  • Mandalas Coloring Books
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Play-Doh and Play-Doh Toy Sets (Play-Doh Brand Only)
  • Model Magic
  • Puzzles (24-100 pieces)
  • Stickers/Sticker Books
  • Washable Paints
  • Paint Brushes
  • Drawing Paper Pads


  • Gift Cards (ITunes/Amazon)
  • New Release DVDs (G, PG, or PG 13 Only)
  • Phone Chargers (iPhone & Android)
  • Portable DVD Players
  • Headphones or Earbuds
  • Stress Balls
  • Lip Smackers Fruit Flavored Lip Gloss