Please be advised that due to COVID-19, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston is postponing all elective cases until further notice.

At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we are closely monitoring updates from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

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Wish list

Wish list

Thank you for thinking of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston. It is because of the generosity of donors like you that we are able to bring Love to the rescue of our patients every day. Below, please find a list of our most immediate needs, as well as some tips for making the donation process as easy as possible. Your gift will make a direct impact on the life of a child. Again, thank you for your generosity, compassion and kindness.

0-24 mos: Infant/toddler

  • New stuffed animals with sewn on eyes
  • Twilight Turtles/plush soothers
  • Gentle Giraffes
  • Bibs
  • Pacifiers and teethers
  • Board books
  • Bath toys
  • Medium-sized todder toys (light up toys, cause and reaction toys, music makers)

6-10: School-age

  • Lego kits (varying difficulty)
  • Medical play items
  • Play shopping carts
  • Play strollers
  • New clothing and accessories

11-16: Teenage

  • Advanced Legos/building projects
  • Intricate craft/beading kit
  • Make up kits and nail items
  • Accessories (wallets, hats,watches, jewelry, scarves, socks)
  • Quality electronics (headphones, Bluetooth, hand held games, etc.)
  • Board games (advanced)

All ages:

  • Baseball caps/sun hats 
  • Card games (UNO, Skip-bo, Go Fish)
  • Glitter wands
  • Remote controlled cars (small)
  • Books in Spanish
  • Sports bras
  • Underwear
  • New children’s clothing (toddler sizes through young adult)
  • Sneakers and shoes (toddler sizes and up)
  • Cold weather items (mittens, hats, gloves, coats, scarves)
  • Blankets
  • New stuffed animals

Miscellaneous items:

  • Party supplies
  • Window clings
  • Colored cardstock and poster board
  • Fine point sharpies
  • Dry Erase markers
  • Rubbermaid bins/plastic tubs/organizers (all sizes)
  • CD/DVD binder/organization system
  • Wall posters
  • Battery operated lights
  • Gift cards (Target, CVS, iTunes, Whole Foods, AMEX etc.)
  • Tickets to local attractions (Aquarium, Children’s Museum, Science Museum)
  • Adult clothing (for parents) - loungewear (T-shirts, sweatpants, etc.)

Items we cannot accept:

  • Used toys
  • Teddy bears
  • Dollar store toys
  • Handmade pillows
  • Pillow cases
  • VHS Tapes
  • Sports/trading cards
  • Collectible stamps
  • Large ride-on items
  • Used medical equipment
  • Books in English

For your consideration:

  • Please contact us in advance to schedule and discuss your donation at 617-371-4807.
  • Due to infection control regulations, we ask that you please donate only new toys, games and clothing.
  • Games and books that depict violence, as well as toy guns and projectile toys are not accepted.
  • Arts and crafts materials must have the non-toxic seal (AP, CP, health label non-toxic).
  • Because of some patients’ sensitivities, please buy non-latex toys. This includes: balloons, Koosh balls, rubber stamps, rubber balls, rubber erasers, etc. Mylar balloons and vinyl items are encouraged.
  • If toys require batteries, please include alkaline batteries with your donation.
  • Please contact us prior to donating candy or food.
  • Please do not wrap gifts.
  • Patient privacy regulations prevent us from allowing donors to personally distribute gifts.