• All donations must be screened and approved in advance by the In Kind Donation Coordinator in the Cohen Children’s Medical Center Child Life and Creative Art Therapies Program. 
  • Items must be new and in their original packaging.  Stuffed animals will be accepted if they are new with their tags on.  
  • All items must be unwrapped; this allows us to quickly identify the appropriate toy for each child.  We will gladly accept a donation of gift wrap paper.  
  • No latex balloons.  Mylar balloons are ok.
  • Toys must not have a violent theme (no “M” rated games, guns, swords, etc.) 
  • Avoid toys with many small parts that can be removed, swallowed or inhaled. Also, avoid toys that break easily or have sharp edges or protrusions
  • Painted toys must be nontoxic. Any glue or paint in craft kits must also be nontoxic. This information must be on a tag or on the item’s packaging.
  • Due to varying dietary restrictions, food and candy cannot be given to patients.
  • For infection control purposes and to maintain patient privacy, donations will be accepted in the main lobby and distributed to patients according to their developmental needs. 


Please contact the Child Life Office at 718-470-3005, press option # 2 to schedule your delivery date.

Small donations may be left with the security officer in the main lobby, please be sure to include a completed DONATION FORM.;

Toy Donations may be mailed to:

Cohen Children’s Medical Center
The Child Life and Creative Art Therapy Program Room CH002
269-01 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

All photography requests for the sole purpose of fundraising, supporting a donor’s community outreach, must be cleared with the In Kind Donations Coordinator at the time of scheduling your donation delivery.


We thank you for supporting the children at Cohen Children’s Medical Center. As one of our valued supporters, you are participating in helping us help our hospitalized children, something for which the staff, our patients, and their families are truly grateful.

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