Gifts that give back this holiday season

‘Tis the season of giving! The holidays always come quicker than we think. Except, some families will be spending them in the hospital. Fortunately, through community support (and a special friend in a red suit 🎅) we are able to bring smiles and gifts to patients that have to be hospitalized during the holiday. While you’re out shopping, consider picking up something extra for one of our special kids.

If you’re interested in donating toys this holiday season, our Children’s Hospital of Georgia Child Life team has shared their Child Life Holiday Wish List with us:

  • Craft kits ✂️
  • Blankets and throws (especially for teens and young adults) 🧜‍♀️
  • Baby rattles 👶
  • Rock-N-Stack Rings
  • Shape sorters 🔷
  • Fisher Price animal puzzles 🐯
  • Fisher Price school bus or airplane with people ✈️
  • Fisher Price doctor set 👩🏻‍⚕️
  • New stuffed animals with sewn in eyes, not bead eyes 🐻
  • Lava lamps 🌋
  • Board books for babies 📒
  • Crib toys
  • Stress balls/squeeze balls
  • Kid-friendly sticker sheets, sticker packs or foam stickers
  • Word puzzles
  • Play-doh sets
  • Hot wheel cars 🚗
  • Crayons, markers, colored pencils ✏️
  • Coloring books
  • Glue or glue sticks
  • Velvet art
  • Car or airplane models 🚘
  • Learning toys
  • Board games. Candyland & Chutes-n-Ladders are classic favorites.
  • Card games, like UNO and regular playing cards
  • Handheld games, like BOP It or Simon Air 🎮
  • Virtual Reality goggles, like Dream Vision
  • Lego kits 👾
  • iSpy books 🕵️‍♀️
  • Spin lights 🚨
  • New and used XBOX/XBOX 360/WII U/ games. Please, no Kinect games.
  • iTunes and other gift cards 💳
  • Rubik’s cubes
  • Instant photo printer and paper refills
  • DIY slime kits
  • Infant toys, things that light up and make noise 🚂
  • Action figures and dolls. Superheroes and princess are fan favorites. 👸🏻

If you’d like to donate to the Ronald McDonald House of Augusta, you can find their donation list, here. 👈👈

“No one wants to be sick or in the hospital, especially a child during the holidays,” shares Stephanie Grayson, Child Life Specialist of Outpatient Clinics. “I cannot thank everyone enough for their generosity and willingness to help. You have no idea how much joy and impact you could bring to our patients through your donations to the hospital.”

Learn more about how your donations help kids at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia by visiting, Ways to Give. Donations may be left at the information desk in the main lobby of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, or by contacting Stephanie Grayson,

Children’s Hospital of Georgia is a not-for-profit organization that provides specialized care to kids from all walks of life—but we don’t do it alone.

If you can’t make a gift donation, consider giving online. Your donation helps the Children’s Hospital of Georgia provide world-class care to Georgia’s littlest patients. No gift is too small, and every little bit helps. Make a gift today at

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Children's Hospital of Georgia

Children’s Hospital of Georgia is the only facility in the area dedicated exclusively to children. It staffs the largest team of pediatric specialists in the region who deliver out- and in- patient care for everything from common childhood illnesses to life-threatening conditions like heart disorders, cancer and neurological diseases.