Gifts like toys, activity kits 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, glitter, nor handmade cards or letters for patients.

Donations are distributed to children by hospital staff.

Please do not gift wrap items. Activity kits should be packaged in clear plastic bags.



Gift Cards (Target, Amazon, Visa)
Mini Lego kits
Play-Doh and Play-Doh tools
Connect 4
Light up/musical toys
UNO cards
Baby Mozart Music Cubes
Fisher Price mobiles
Crib soothers and sound machines
Pop up toys
Fisher Price Little People sets
Fisher Price medical play kits
Hot Wheels
Boppy pillows

Small princess sets
Action figures
Headphones and adapters
Nail polish and makeup kits
Coloring books
Sticker sets
Crayola crayons, markers, colored pencils
Small paint sets
Plastic infant rattles
Plastic animals and dinosaurs
Phone chargers
Art kits

Patient kits

Patient kits are little bundles of comfort filled with simple, creative items that a kid or teen can use to have fun. They help keep patients and siblings occupied and entertained when they may be feeling anxious or scared.


Below are examples of some of our most-needed kits. Have another idea? Contact us to share your idea!


Travel-sized toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, deodorant), toothbrush, small washcloth, notepad and pen


Socks, booties, teething toys, rattles, light-up/musical toys


Adult coloring books, activity books, velvet art crafts, scratch-art projects, or paint-by-number sheets with all supplies


Stained glass ornaments, door hangers, jewelry making supplies, wooden treasure boxes, or picture frames with glue and embellishments


Scrapbook paper, glue stick, stickers, embellishments, glue dots, stamps, markers


Gift card (iTunes, Target, etc.), DVDs, headphones, nail polish, playing cards, spiral-bound journals

More Helpful Tips

  • Find our most needed toys on our Wish List.

  • To view the Family Resource Center’s book wish list please visit our Amazon page or view our full list here

  • 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 6 p.m.

  • Saturday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

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