Gifts like toys and books are used to stock the playroom, to celebrate a special occasion, and to serve as a positive distraction during a scary procedure. Thank you for bringing smiles to our patients.

For more information or to start planning, register here or contact the Champions Team.


Donation Guidelines

For infection control reasons, all items must be brand new.

Gift cards are our greatest need, allowing caregivers to purchase custom gifts for unique patient needs.

Monetary donations can be designated to the Fun Fund to purchase toys, games, and art supplies.

Please no food, toy weapons, nor handmade cards or letters for patients.

Donations are distributed to children by hospital staff.

Please do not gift wrap items.



Lego kits
Play-Doh tools
Connect 4
Light up/musical toys
UNO cards
Baby Mozart Music Cubes
Fisher Price mobiles (no cloth)
Crib soothers and sound machines
Pop up toys
Fisher Price Little People sets
Fisher Price medical play kits
Hot Wheels
Plastic animals and dinosaurs

Small princess sets
Action figures
Earbuds and headphones
Nail polish kits
Coloring books
Sticker sets
Crayola crayons, markers, pencils
Small paint sets
Plastic infant rattles
Gift Cards (Target, Walmart,
Toys-R-Us, Amazon, Visa)


More Helpful Tips

  • Find our most needed items on our Wish List.
  • Activity kits and care kits are a creative way to allow patients to enjoy just being kids.
  • Homemade food items or unwrapped candy cannot be accepted. The Packard Pantry accepts select food donations for our families in need.


Making Your Donation

Contact the Champions Team to schedule a donation drop-off. Otherwise, donations can be received at the hospital front desk during the below hours:

  • Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Please bring donations to the front desk just inside the main hospital entrance, located at 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304. Click here for directions.

To download drop-off instructions as a PDF, click here.