In-Kind Gifts

We depend on community generosity to help us provide for the special needs of our patients. Donations of new toys, or gift certificates for the purchase of toys and supplies, go a long way in helping us provide children and teens with play and recreational opportunities.

Helpful Tips

  • Find our most needed items on our Wish List.
  • Note that our greatest need is for gift cards, which allow Child Life Specialists to purchase custom gifts for patients.
  • Care packages and activity kits are a creative way to allow patients to enjoy just being kids.
  • Consider gifts for all ages. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford cares for newborns, toddlers, adolescents, and expectant mothers.

Donation Guidelines

  • For infection control reasons, all items must be brand new with tags and/or in original packaging. 
  • Toys should not be gift-wrapped.
  • To protect the privacy of our patients and to control the spread of infection, we do not have opportunities for donors to personally distribute donations to patients and families.
  • Homemade food items or unwrapped candy cannot be accepted. The Packard Pantry accepts select food donations for our families in need.
  • We cannot accept used items, toy weapons, nor handmade cards or letters for patients.

Drop-Off Information

Donations can be received:

Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Please bring donations to the front desk just inside the main hospital entrance, located at 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301. View directions.

For additional information, please email us.

Thank you for your generous support!