Bring the magic of the holidays to our patients and families this holiday season! Explore our opportunities below to find your perfect fit:


Join our Virtual Toy Drive

Create a fundraising page and collect donations from friends & family both near and far. 100% of donations go to the Fun Fund, allowing the Child Life and Integrative Therapies team to purchase custom gifts for unique patient needs at the holidays and year-round.

> Click here to get started.


Host a Toy and Gift Card Drive

Collect new toys in original packaging from our Wish List. Toys are used to stock the playroom, to celebrate a holiday or birthday spent in the hospital, and to engage patients at the bedside to help reach developmental milestones.

> Start by registering your event today.


Create a Giving Tree

Involve your workplace, school, or community organization by decorating a Giving Tree for Packard Children’s.  Ornaments labeled with holiday wishes will be provided. Contributors remove tag(s) from the tree and purchase gifts described on the tag for a child at the hospital.

> Click here to register your event and request gift tags.


Assemble Winter Activity Kits

Putting together activity kits is a fun volunteer activity to benefit our patients. Kits can be simple (a winter-themed activity book, snowman stickers, and snowflake pencils & erasers), or more complex crafts (DIY ornament, build a felt snowman, etc.). Please note, all holiday themed activity kits must be received 2 weeks prior to the holidays. If this is not possible, we recommend creating kits that are not time sensitive.

> Start by registering your event today.



  • For infection control reasons, all items must be new with original packaging.

  • For patient safety reasons, please do not gift wrap items.

  • Please no food, toy weapons, cards, or letters to patients.

  • All items are distributed by hospital staff. We do not have opportunities for donors to personally distribute donations to patients and families.

  • For more information on our policies, please click here or contact us.


Holiday Toy Drive Details

When your toy drive is complete, donations can be accepted by our team of elves at our Holiday Workshop.

Delivery Location
Our donation station will be at the West Building of Packard Children’s (725 Welch Rd, Palo Alto)

Friday December 14 – Saturday December 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday December 17 – Friday December 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

If donating outside of these hours, please deliver to the West Building front desk at 725 Welch Road. Please do not leave donations unattended.

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Get Started

Contact us at for additional details and to register your event.