Children's Hospital New Orleans Gift Giving Guidelines

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Throughout the coronavirus pandemic the health of our patients and staff is our top priority and we will not stop working to provide extraordinary care.

Your gift to the Child Life and Creative Therapies Department will provide therapeutically and play resources we need to do what we do best.

Being a part of New Orleans, our community is resilient, and we will get through this the only way we know how - together.


Children’s Hospital greatly appreciates donations, but we ask that you please follow the guidelines below to ensure our patient and family safety and respect for their privacy.

Donations of new toys, craft supplies, games, electronics, and gift cards are always needed to provide support and to enhance the experience for our patients, ages birth to 21.

Please call 504.896.9350 with questions.

Health & Safety

Our number one priority is the safety of our children and families. We WILL NOT be able to accept the following items: used toys, unpackaged stuffed animals, cloth dolls, cloth toys, blankets, and food.

We recommend that you contact our community partners for items that you would like to donate that are not on our wishlist or items we are unable to accept.

  • Hogs House
  • Agenda for Children
  • Catholic Charities
  • Covenant House
  • Kingsley House
  • Families Helping Families
  • Bridge House/Grace House

If you would like to make a donation, please visit these sites for the items we frequently use to give kids the best possible hospital experience. These items have been hand chosen by our Child Life team to fit the hospital environment and courses of treatment typically used for kids in the hospital.

Gift Cards

Gift cards are an easy way to help the kids and families at Children's Hospital. The following are some of our favorites: Amazon, Walmart, Visa/MC, Apple, Target, Best Buy, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Academy, AMC Movie Theater, Guitar Center, West Music, Game Stop, Bath and Body Works, and various Fast Food restaurants.