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Ways to Give

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Where, when and how do I deliver my donation?

Thanks to the amazing, ongoing generosity of our community, the toy shelves at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) are full for the 2019 holiday season! We are not accepting any toys at this time as we are currently at capacity. Please see our recent update or contact the Donations Coordinator for more information.

2) Does SickKids provide tax receipts for in-kind donations?

Unfortunately, SickKids cannot give tax receipts for in-kind donations. SickKids will provide a thank you letter of acknowledgment for your donation. Please contact the Donations Coordinator at 416-813-8787 for your specific questions.

3) I have toys that are in great condition and I no longer have use for them, can I donate my gently used toys?

Due to infection control policies, we can only accept brand new toys in their original packaging. Please consider donating these items to local organizations such as a family shelter.

4) Can I personally deliver my gift to the patients?

Due to patient confidentiality, safety, and infection control policies, our donors are not allowed to deliver the gifts directly to the patients.

5) Can I put a personal message on the items I am donating to be distributed with the gift?

We are not able to distribute personal messages to patients.

6) Can I donate my time?

At SickKids, there are volunteer placements working with children, their families, helping staff with administrative duties, research, and on occasion, special projects. Learn more about volunteering at SickKids.

7) Will someone pick up my donation?

We are not able to pick up donations.