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U of I Childrens Hospital Wish List

December 2, 2011

The items listed below are those that are most often requested by our patients and their families. You can help us restock our gift closets and pantry cupboards by donating the following items:

  • Building sets (Legos, Trio, Bionicles)
  • Character toys (Dora, Disney, Spiderman, Batman, etc.)
  • Children’s games, books and movies
  • Coloring books and crayons
  • Color Wonder sets
  • Craft projects: needlework and beading
  • Dry erase crayons/boards
  • Games, toys, books, movies (ages from toddler to teenager)
  • Gift cards (popular stores; restaurant chains; iTunes)
  • Hair paint and other ornamentation
  • Halo Swaddle Sleepers
  • Hand-held games
  • Hawkeye apparel and logo items
  • Holiday wrapping supplies: paper, gift tags, tape, gift bags
  • Individual craft kits
  • Individual microwavable meals (Easy Mac, Soup at Hand, Ramen noodles)
  • Individual snacks (drink boxes, granola bars, cracker packs, cereal, fruit cups, apple sauce, peanut butter, Pop Tarts, microwavable popcorn, pudding)
  • Infant clothing preemie sizes or 0-3 months
  • Java House gift cards (Java House is an Iowa City coffee shop with locations in UI Hospitals and Clinics)
  • Magic markers
  • Model cars and trucks
  • Model magic and model magic craft sets
  • Musical, light-up toddler toys
  • My Little Pony items
  • New children’s clothing: sweatpants, sweatshirts, t-shirts and underwear
  • No-sew fleece blanket kits
  • Personal hygiene supplies (toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, razors, body wash, razors, etc.)
  • Pre-paid phone calling cards
  • Pre-paid gasoline cards
  • Pre-paid vouchers for UI Hospitals and Clinics parking ramps
  • Polly Pockets
  • Rubber stamps and pink pads
  • Scrapbooking materials
  • Silicone bracelets with inspirational words or sports teams
  • Small sewing kits
  • Stickers
  • Squinkies
  • Teen games
  • Video games (Wii, DS, PlayStation 2/3, N64, Gamecube, Gameboy, etc.)
  • ZhuZhu Pets (boy and girl)

NOTE: Due to infection control guidelines, we cannot accept stuffed animals or Beanie Babies.

Please do not wrap the gifts. Gifts must be unwrapped for safety reasons and so that our Child Life staff gives the appropriate gifts to the appropriate patients. Thanks!

All listed items may be shipped to:

UI Children’s Hospital Wish List Items
c/o UI Health Care Marketing and Communications
4144 Westlawn
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1101

Or, they may be dropped off in person:

Please call 319-384-1745
or e-mail:
to discuss drop-off arrangements.


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