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Ways to Give

Holiday Donations

We are extremely grateful for gifts to benefit the children and families at SickKids, and do have some guidelines in regards to hosting a Holiday Gift Drive. For Infection Prevention and Control and the safety of our patients, we are not able to accept used, previously owned or handmade items. We request that all donations are brand new, recently purchased, and in original packaging. We also ask that the toys not be gift-wrapped. This ensures that our team can match the gifts for age appropriateness. In order to sort and distribute the gifts in a timely manner, the deadline for the delivery of toy donations is Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Our most needed items this year; include gifts for infants and teens, as well as small items such as Play-Doh, Hot Wheels and stickers are some of our current priorities this holiday season; gift cards are also wonderful to address many of our patients varying needs! For additional information on our most needed items, please see beneficial items

Donations that meet our acceptance criteria can be delivered to the Hospital. Unfortunately, our team is not equipped to pick up any donations.

Typically donations can be dropped off at any time at our Main Information Desk, which is located on the main floor of the Atrium and can be easily accessed through the 170 Elizabeth St. entrance. This desk may not be staffed at all times. Please drop off your items behind the desk and security will ensure that it is safe until staff can attend to it.

Donations consisting of larger amounts or heavier items can be dropped off or shipped between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to:

The Hospital for Sick Children
Shipping and Receiving Department
110 Elm Street
Toronto, Ontario  M5G 1X8

Given the overwhelming generosity of our donors, at times we are limited in the number of gifts we can accept and have partnered with Salvation Army’s Toy Mountain and the local fire fighters to help manage toy donations.

If you were interested in collecting donations in addition to toys, you could designate them to the Toy and Game Fund and would be helping to support SickKids year round!  SickKids Foundation has great resources to support you in doing so. Information on fundraising can be found at: http://www.sickkidsfoundation.com/events/

For further questions please contact donations.coordinator@sickkids.ca or call 416-813-8787.

Thank you for thinking of SickKids this holiday season!

For more information, see the Toy Drive poster.