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Donate Toys and Supplies

Thank you for your interest in donating to the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Children’s of Mississippi! Gifts In-Kind are used in various places throughout the hospitals, including the Children’s child life activity rooms, 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. 

2020 Holiday Donations 

Our focus is always on the safety and well-being of our patients and their families. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we consulted with University of Mississippi Medical Center leadership about how to safely handle toy and supply donations this year. Based on their recommendations, our 4th Annual Holiday Donation Week will be virtual this year.  

Please know that we made this decision with our patients and staff’s safety in mind and this approach ensures contactless delivery and complete adherence to infection control policies. All items purchased from the wish lists below will be sent directly to our office to be distributed to our patients. 

Do the shopping yourself:

Other giving options:

Please note

  • Do not wrap donations or make “goodie bags.” Because every patient’s condition is unique, we will be forced to unwrap/unpack donations to ensure appropriateness.
  • In accordance with Infection Control policies and Children’s of Mississippi guidelines, there are a few things we cannot accept or hand out to patients in our care:
    • USED items (even gently used)
    • Religious items, or items that include religious references
    • Stuffed animals
    • Toy weapons or violent video games/movies
    • Candy
    • Latex balloons
    • Food and gas gift cards over $15
    • iTunes gift cards
    • VISA, MasterCard, American Express gift cards
    • “Ride-On-Top” toys, such as bikes, scooters, pogo sticks
    • Toy kitchen sets/appliances
  • Personal delivery of gifts and/or donations directly to patients is not permitted. If you would like to visit with our pediatric patients, contact our Child Life Department at (601) 984-2110 or

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