Inspire Your Holiday Giving!


Make your holidays more meaningful this year by giving to Cohen Children's Medical Center. From making donations in honor of someone special to buying special holiday toys for children in the hospital. There are many ways to make a difference this season.

Honor Someone Special with a Donation
Honor your friends or family with a donation to Cohen Children's Medical Center. If you provide their information, we will send your honorees a notification of the gift that you made on their behalf. More information and Online donations

Donating Gifts to Our Patients
Working with Toys R Us, we have have created a wishlist of toys for children of all ages available on the Toys R Us website. Toys R Us will ship your donation directly to the hospital. View our Child Life and Creative Art Therapies Wish list and make a purchase for our patients by:

  • Clicking on "search" by wish list number
  • Enter: 30903169
  • Click on "Find Wish List"

Donations at the Hospital
To better assist you with decisions regarding donations, please keep in mind:

  • Due to infection control guidelines for all of our patients, we cannot accept used items.
  • 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.

Scheduling Your Donation Delivery
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

Gift Ideas


  • Infant Rattles/ Teething Toys
  • Crib Mobiles
  • Musical and Light-up toys
  • Crib aquariums


  • Pop-up toys
  • Musical and Light-up toys
  • Musical/talking play phones

Pre-School Age

  • Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars
  • DVD movies (newer releases, G and PG rated)

School Age

  • Sports stuff (nerf toys, nerf basketball hoop and balls, etc.)
  • Small lego sets (Star Wars, bionical's, sets 250+ pieces, etc.)
  • Black velvet fuzzy posters
  • Coloring Books and Crayons
  • DVD movies (newer releases, G and PG rated)
  • Paper Dolls
  • Craft materials


  • iTunes gift cards
  • Gift cards in lower price ranges (Target, Wal-Mart, Blockbuster, Movie Tickets, Sports Authority, Best Buy, etc.)
  • DVD movies (newer releases, up to PG-13 rated)
  • Black fuzzy posters
  • Video games: Playstation 3, XBox 360, Wii (Rated E)
  • Playing and UNO cards

    We are especially grateful for donations during this Holiday season.

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