Toys, Books, and Items

In-Kind Gifts

Thank you for considering Duke Children’s for your in-kind donation of toys, books, or other items. The Duke Children’s Child Life pediatric care team would be happy to receive your donation items. Please contact them at for information about items that can and cannot be accepted, drop-off policies, and how to coordinate your donation. 

Spring 2021 Needs:

Child Life 

In a continued effort to protect our patients, families, and staff during COVID; we are restricted to donations that are ordered online and directly shipped from the vendor to Duke Children’s Hospital. We can accept new items from Amazon, Target, Walmart, etc. We are currently unable to accept any handmade items or items from individual homes; in addition, we cannot accept donations in person. Please ship all new donations to the address below: 

Child Life Department  
2301 Erwin Rd   
Room 5246 Duke North  
Durham, NC 27710 

The following are our most needed items at this time:

  • Match box cars, trains, etc.
  • Leap Frog & V-Tech toys 
  • Playing cards - Uno, Uno Flip, Skip-Bo, Old Maid, Go Fish, Regular cards
  • Rattles & Teethers (Sassy, Infantino or Fisher Price brands)
  • Board books for toddlers
  • Socks for teens
  • Portable speakers (small)
  • Journals 
  • Gel pens & color pencils
  • small & medium sized Lego kits

PTCT Family Support Program

The Duke Children's Pediatric Transplant and Cellular Therapy Family Support Program regularly needs materials to support patients and caregivers on the unit. Please visit their Amazon Wishlist for a regularly-updated list of needed items.