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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.

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


Thank you for your interest in the children at The Brooklyn Hospital Center.  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 through 21 years old.  

Toy Distribution—Toys can either be distributed to the children on the day of the visit, used to restock the playroom, stored to be given out for birthday gifts or long hospital stays or rewards for bravery after difficult procedures.  As a safety precaution, all toys must be inspected by the Child Life staff prior to being distributed.  If you would like the toys to be given out by a Child Life staff member on the day of your donation, please bring approximately 7 toys for each age group listed below.  


Unfortunately we can not  accept any of the following items:  stuffed animals, food items, latex balloons, toy guns or items that promote violence, or religious items.


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


  • 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

Child Life Program

Kristen Lopez, Director

Donate Online

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

Donate by Phone or Email

Please contact a staff member to help process your donation and answer any questions regarding other giving options.

Donate by Mail

Please make checks payable to:

The Brooklyn Hospital Foundation, Inc.

121 DeKalb Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11201