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Donate Toys and Supplies

Thank you for your interest in donating to either the University of Mississippi Medical Center or Children’s of Mississippi! Donations can be used in various places including hospitals, emergency rooms, and clinics. We are so grateful for your kindness and generosity. Please know that our patients and their families join us in gratitude for your time and gifts. 

What we need 

Here are items that we consistently need and use:  

  • Arts and crafts supplies (Crayons, Markers, Play-Doh, coloring books for all ages, etc.) 
  • Baby/infant/toddler toys (rattles, musical/light up toys, teethers, etc.) 
  • Barbie/baby dolls (all races) 
  • Small prize toys (Legos, Hot Wheels, fidget toys, bubbles, etc.) 
  • Card games (UNO, Phase 10, matching games, etc.) 
  • Hygiene products (for all ages, races, and genders such as deodorant, soap/body wash, underwear for all sizes, etc.) 
  • School aged toys (dolls, action figures, make up, sports balls, ear buds, etc.) 
  • Items for adolescents (small electronics, remote control cars, hand-held electronic games, etc.; please no gaming consoles) 
  • Adult Sized Clothes (especially adult pants with no strings for all sizes and men’s underwear in all sizes)

Ways to Donate 

The easiest and most convenient way to get gifts to our patients is through online ordering via our Walmart List and Amazon Wish List (toys and essentials). If you wish to receive a tax receipt, please complete our In Kind Donation Form by e-mailing Amber Magee at

**Important** Review our Wish list instructions before you get started. 

Other giving options: 

Host your own fundraising event  

Host a blood drive 

Adopt a Floor Program 

Donate snacks and food to Volunteer Services

Consider making a monetary gift to our Patient Needs Fund or our Child Life Fund here. 


Please note 

  • Please do not wrap donations or make “goodie bags” of an assortment of items. Patients frequently are unable to receive items within goodie bags or care packages because of religious, dietary, or medical reasons. 
  • At this time, we are not accepting any gift cards. 
  • Currently, we are fully stocked on handmade face masks, handmade pillowcases, quilts, blankets, hats, scarves, and mittens. We can accept handmade baby layettes. Please call us if you wish to donate any PPE (personal protective equipment) items. In accordance with Infection Control policies and UMMC guidelines, there are a few things we cannot accept or hand out to patients in our care: 
    • Handmade cards 
    • Used items (even gently used) 
    • Religious items, or items that include religious references 
    • Toy weapons or violent video games/movies 
    • Candy 
    • Latex balloons 
    • Items that are not conducive to a small hospital/clinic room, such as: 
      • “Ride-On-Top” toys, such as bikes, scooters, pogo sticks 
      • Toy kitchen sets/appliances 
      • Large Trucks 
      • Doll Houses 
  • Delivery of gifts and/or donations directly to patients is not permitted. If you would like to visit with our pediatric patients please contact our Child Life Department: 601.984.2110 or visit Child Life - University of Mississippi Medical Center ( 

If you have any questions, call (601) 213-8054, or email