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Donate In-kind Donations

In-kind Donations

We are so grateful for your kindness and concern for our patients. If you're new to this type of donation, you may be wondering what types of items are appropriate.

Below are a few suggestions. Cash donations are also accepted online through St. Mary's Foundation, simply note a particular area or department in the comments. 

Call the Pediatrics Department at 608-258-6586 with questions regarding your donations.

Suggested Donations (new items preferred)

All Ages

  • Newer release DVDs and CDs (PG-13 is ok for our teen patients)
  • Portable DVD players
  • Video games and accessories (Wii, xBox 360)
  • New markers, crayons, colored pencils and glue
  • Arts and crafts items
  • Stickers
  • Rattles
  • Small radio/CD players
  • Light-up/musical toys
  • Play-Doh
  • Treasure box items (Hot Wheels, stickers, mini-Lego set, Silly Putty, Yo-Yos, nail polish, etc.)

Infants and Toddlers

  • Crib mirrors and crib toys (all plastic)
  • Small laminated cardboard books
  • Rattles
  • Sensory toys/items
  • Mobiles (all or mostly plastic)
  • Lullaby CDs
  • Floor playmats

Toddler and Preschool

  • Small containers of Play-Doh
  • Toys with light/sounds
  • Fisher-Price/Playskool toys
  • Duplo blocks
  • Self-adhesive foam sheets (all colors)
  • Stuffed animals
  • Little People toys
  • Plastic figurines (animals, dinosaurs, etc.)
  • Matchbox cars or other trucks


  • Small craft kits
  • Board games and playing cards
  • Building sets (K'Nex, Lego, Zoobs)
  • Jewelry-making sets
  • Superheroes
  • Doctor kits
  • Play food
  • Doll bottles


  • Teen magazines and books
  • Small craft kits
  • CDs
  • Blank journals and sketch books
  • Gift cards (small increments)

Family Items

  • Gift cards (phone, gas, restaurant, stores)
  • Disposable cameras
  • Small size toiletries (deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, body wash)​