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Toy Drive

Thank you for your interest in supporting the children at The Brooklyn Hospital Center.  With thousands of children visiting the hospital each year, we are always in need of toys, crafts and games, items crucial for helping children cope. 

We hope the following guidelines help you to prepare for your donation or upcoming toy drive.  When choosing items to donate, please remember we care for children of all ages (birth - 21 years).  A significant percentage of our patients are infants and adolescents.

If you are interested in making a donation and want  to donate something other than toys, here are a few alternative ideas:  Child Friendly Sticker or Band-Aids , DVDs (G, PG, PG-13), Xbox 360 games (please no "M" for mature), Arts & Crafts Supplies, Personal Care Items (deodorant, underwear, lotions, hair brushes, etc.), Pajamas.  

Please note: Sick children are always at risk for infections. To protect our patients, we are not able to accept homemade items or stuffed animals.  Also, due to patient confidentiality and infection control, donors are not able to deliver gifts directly to children.  All items must be new and in original packaging.  Religious items and items of a violent nature are discouraged.

DONATION GUIDELINES

Donate by Mail


Please make checks payable to:

The Brooklyn Hospital Foundation, Inc.

121 DeKalb Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11201

 

Toy Drive Info

Child Life Program
Kristen Lopez, Director
718.250.8514 or knr9002@nyp.org

Donate Online

Click here to make a convenient, secure online credit card payment.

 


 

Please contact Kristen Lopez at least 2 weeks prior to the day you wish to deliver your donation to schedule an appointment.

TOY SUGGESTIONS BY AGE:

 

Infants and Toddlers (birth-3 years)

 crib toys

rattles & teethers

board books

mobiles

sorting/stacking or pull toys

play food

baby dolls

Fisher Price and Little Tykes toys

 

SCHOOL AGE (5-12 years)

 Lego action figures

board games

crayons & markers

dolls

arts & crafts kits

activity & coloring books

Matchbox cars/Hot Wheels

 

PREADOLESCENT AND ADOLESCENT (13-21 years)

gift cards

MP3 players

handheld video games

puzzles

word find books

bath and body gift sets

advanced art kits

scrapbooks and supplies

nail polish

sporting goods & memorabilia

playing cards/Uno