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Children's Toy Chest

Children's Toy Chest donations for Batson Children's Hospital and Children's of Mississippi

IMPORTANT: Construction has begun on our new Children's expansion, so both entrances of Batson Children's Hospital will be closed. 

To avoid in-patient care interruptions, we ask that you please contact our Gifts Coordinator via email at emikhalek@umc.edu or by phone at (601) 984-1101 to schedule a time to drop off your donation.

Allow 24-48 hours for us to respond and make arrangements for your requested date and time for delivery.

Our office hours are: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

More information about patient drop-off, patient parking, and valet parking for patients can be found here.

Please follow the steps below:

Help create a better healing environment for our patients by donating safe and age-appropriate toys and supplies to young patients and their families.

Current needs:

  • Baby dolls (plastic only)
  • Barbies
  • Action figures
  • Legos/Duplo (small sets, all ages)
  • Hot Wheels (2-pack, no tracks)
  • UNO card game
  • Phase 10 card game
  • Sports balls
  • Nail polish (individual bottles)
  • Simon Says game
  • 20 Questions game
  • Play-Doh (individual cups)
  • Coloring books (non-seasonal)
  • Crayolas (8- or 16-piece pack, non-seasonal)
  • Infant sensory toys (plastic only)
  • Rattles (plastic only)
  • Teethers (plastic only)
  • Crib mobiles (plastic only)
  • Infant and toddler light-up/musical toys (plastic only)

1. Fill out our In Kind Donation Form. This form must be completely filled out and brought with you when dropping off your donation! Click here to download the form.

2. We handle donations differently than other non-profit organizations because we are a hospital. Our main focus is keeping our patients healthy and safe, so there are certain items we are unable to accept:

  • ANY used items
  • Candy
  • Stuffed animals
  • Violent video games or movies
  • Toy weapons
  • Latex balloons
  • Religious items

** ALL donations must be UNWRAPPED**