Make Someone’s Wish Come True

A simple gift can go a long way when it comes to cheering on our patients. Thank you for your interest in donating. If you’re ready to brighten someone’s day, these guidelines will help you find the best ways to support our patients through gift donations.

Gift Guidelines

  • All donated items must be new, in their original packaging, unwrapped and from a smoke-free environment.
  • We do not distribute items that may be perceived as violent (guns, swords, bows and arrows, etc.) or those with political or religious messages.
  • We cannot accept latex balloons, items with glitter, candy or other food items.
  • Please read the toy or craft item label to be sure all materials are non-toxic and non-latex, due to potential allergies.
  • All fliers promoting toy/book drives must be approved by Driscoll Children’s Hospital prior to use.
  • Distribution of business brochures, flyers, posters, business cards or other promotional material is against Driscoll Children’s Hospital policy.
  • Due to privacy, safety, and infection control policies, gifts are distributed by hospital volunteers or staff.

Greatest Needs

  • Gift Cards (iTunes, Target, Amazon, Visa, Wal-Mart, etc.)
  • Crayons and markers
  • LEGO building sets (small and medium sizes for all ages)
  • Stuffed toys (small and medium sizes)
  • Small prizes (cars, flashlights, playing cards, etc.)
  • Toys and gift items for infants and young adults

Infants & Toddlers

  • Rattles and wrist rattles
  • Teethers
  • Light-up/musical toys for 0–2 years (Vtech, Leapfrog, etc.)
  • Handheld toys for 0–2 years
  • Crib soothers
  • Board books
  • Blankets
  • Sippy cups


  • Play-Doh and Play-Doh sets
  • Superhero action figures
  • Matchbox/Hot Wheels cars
  • Baby dolls
  • Toy medical kits (Fisher Price preferred)
  • Wooden and cardboard puzzles
  • Box puzzles (24-60 pieces)
  • Magna Doodles
  • Simple Board Games (Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, etc.)
  • Dinosaur and animal playsets
  • Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head


  • Craft kits and science kits
  • Remote control cars/trucks/helicopters
  • Board games (Connect Four, Sorry, Checkers, etc.)
  • Playing cards and card games (Uno, Skip-Bo, Phase 10, etc.)
  • Box puzzles (100-200 pieces)
  • Barbie dolls and clothes
  • Superhero action figures
  • Play-Doh and Play-Doh sets
  • Matchbox/Hot Wheels cars

Adolescents & Young Adults

  • Nice earbuds/headphones/portable Bluetooth speakers
  • Cell phone accessories (portable chargers, PopSockets, etc.)
  • Art sets with good brushes, paints, pastels, etc.
  • Sudoku puzzles, word puzzle books and crossword puzzle books
  • Playing cards and card games (Uno, Skip-Bo, Phase 10, etc.)
  • Gift cards: $10–$15 (GameStop, Academy, La Palmera Mall, etc.)
  • Blankets and fuzzy socks
  • Remote control helicopters
  • Journals and writing supplies
  • Insulated cups
  • Make-up sets
  • Nail polish sets
  • Bath and body sets

Arts & Crafts

  • Craft kits – children and teens
  • Canvases (all sizes)
  • Sketch pads and good-quality drawing supplies
  • Cardstock and scrapbook paper (solid and patterned)
  • Washable markers
  • Watercolor paints
  • Paintbrushes (all sizes)
  • Crayons and coloring/activity books
  • Fuzzy posters
  • Colorful felt squares
  • Seashells
  • Colored pencils
  • Paint by number crafts
  • Crayola Color Wonder sets
  • Fabric activities (bags, shirts, pillowcases) and fabric markers Play Packs Grab & Go (mini coloring packs)
  • Acrylic paint strips

Download Toy Wish List


Donation Drop Off

To drop off your donation, or for more information, please call or email the Volunteer Services office to make an appointment.
Email: [email protected]
Corpus Christi: (361) 694-5011
Rio Grande Valley: (956) 632-8345

Answering the Call

When you have questions about pediatric care, we have answers.
(361) 694-5000

Make a Donation


Volunteer with Driscoll

cross linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram