Donate Items to UVA Health Children's

We love donations. New toys and books make the hospital a safe, comfortable place for children. 

Before You Donate

Before donating items or hosting a toy drive, contact us. What and how much we can accept varies, due to:

  • Limited storage space
  • Changing needs throughout the year

When to Donate

We can accept your donations on these days and times only:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, noon-3:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 9-11 a.m.

We can't take donations the week before, during, or immediately after the Christmas holiday. If you can, think of other times to donate. Spacing out donations allows us to help kids all year long. 

What to Donate

We can accept:

Other areas of the hospital can accept these items: 

We can't accept:

  • Used toys and books
  • Handmade items (including hats, blankets, stuffed animals, and knits)
  • Items that promote violence (like plastic guns and swords)
  • Gift-wrapped items

How to Donate

Follow these steps:

  1. Submit the form below at least 2 weeks before you want to deliver items.
  2. We'll contact you about your donation within a week to confirm donation and coordinate delivery.

Scheduling delivery is important. We cannot take donations left at the hospital information desk. 
To protect patient privacy and limit illness exposure, community members and former patients can't distribute their donations directly to patients. 

Questions? Email us.