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CHaD Wish List

Thank you for considering a donation to the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, CHaD. In addition to CHaD programs and services funded by philanthropy, the kids at CHaD need toys and books to help normalize their day, encourage development, and as diversions when uncomfortable or sitting for long procedures. Below are ways to help provide toys and books for the children at CHaD.

Monetary Donations toward the Toy Wish List

Cash donations to the CHaD toy wish list allow us the greatest flexibility to purchase toys and books throughout the year. We also use monetary gifts to purchase larger items that children use while at CHaD.

To make a financial contribution:

  • Call (603) 650-3431, or
  • Mail your check — made payable to DHH-CHaD/Toy Wish List — to:
    CHaD Community Relations Office
    One Medical Center Drive
    Lebanon, NH 03756

Toy Drives and Group Donations

It helps to have a theme. Themes will help motivate and organize your drive. They can include anything from choosing an age group to buy for (it helps to pick an age the group can identify with) or choose a type of gift like DVDs, board games, "things that make me laugh," or "things that help me relax." See our Wish List below for suggestions.

CHaD Wish List

This wish list is created to guide donations of single items. If you or your group is interested in donating more than a couple of items, please contact the Child Life Program so that you can receive a more comprehensive list.

We have also created an Amazon Wish list. Please contact the Child Life Program with any questions at (603) 650-8831.

Please, NO Beanie Babies or iTunes Gift Cards

Infant and Toddler Materials (toys must be all plastic)

  • Doll house furniture 
  • Dollhouse people (Little People brand) 
  • Little People Brand People/Animals and play sets 
  • Melissa & Doug play food sets and pots/pans 
  • Little People Brand vehicles (school bus, dump truck, helicopter, fire truck, choo-choo train etc.) 
  • Plastic cause and effect toys (example-Playskool Busy Poppin Pals, Fisher Price Animal Friends Discover Treehouse, Fisher Price See n Say, Mirani Pop Pop Piano) 
  • Plastic rattles (TOLO brand Bright Stars brand, VTech Brand) 
  • Play Dough and classic accessories-not themed ones (all colors) 
  • Stuffed Animals (MUST be brand new ONLY) 
  • Swing for infant 
  • Umbrella Stroller

School Age Games/Cards

  • Bead mazes
  • Don't Break the Ice
  • Etch a Sketch
  • Guess Who
  • I Spy/Find It books
  • Jenga
  • Lego Sets-small pieces and medium pieces
  • Magna Doodles-Doodle Pro Slim
  • Skip Bo
  • Spot It

Adolescent Games and Materials

  • Adult coloring books-Mandala's
  • Adult Hedbanz
  • Cranium
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Fleece Blankets
  • Gel Pens
  • Mad libs
  • Nail Polish
  • Notebooks (lined)
  • "Oh The Places You'll Go"-Dr. Seuss
  • Puzzles (300+ pieces for teen/tween ages)
  • Rubik's Cube
  • Scattagories
  • Sketch Pads
  • Scrabble
  • "The Invisable String"-by Patrice Karst
  • "Why Charlie Brown, Why?"-by Charles Schultz

Small Gifts And Amenities For Families

  • Flip-flops, socks and slippers, all sizes
  • New sweatpants and sweatshirts - all sizes, infant to adult
  • New t-shirts (child and adult sizes)
  • New underwear - all sizes, toddler to adult
  • Sippy cups for infants and toddlers
  • Dr. Brown Brand Infant Bottles
  • Avent Brand Infant Bottles
  • Travel size shampoo, conditioner and lotions
  • Thin Fleece Jackets-all sizes, toddler to adult
  • Athletic Shorts-boys and girls all sizes
  • Leggings-all sizes


  • Classic Disney DVDs
  • Music-lullaby or acoustic
  • New Release DVDs (G, PG, PG-13, a few R)
  • Noise cancelling headphones and ear muffs for all ages
  • Pixar DVDs
  • Portable CD and DVD players
  • PS 4 games and controllers (for tween and teen age-no violent games)


  • Assorted Buttons
  • Blank 8x8 scrapbooks (baby/child friendly or solid colors)
  • Blank journals
  • Canvases (4x4, 8x8, 10x10, 12x12)
  • Crayola Classpack Markers-(Fine point tip)
  • Decorative Duct Tape
  • Paint Brushes (all sizes)
  • Scrapbook materials (paper, stickers)
  • Scratch Art
  • Sculpey clay
  • Sharpies
  • Stress balls
  • Washable Paints
  • Washi Tape (solid and printed)

Gift Cards

  • Amazon 
  • Au Bon Pain
  • Barnes and Noble
  • Books-a-Million (BAM)
  • Cravin's Country Market & Deli
  • CVS
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Grocery Stores (Shaw's, Hannafords, Price Chopper etc)
  • The Gift Shop
  • JC Penny
  • Kohl's
  • Kmart
  • Sbarro's
  • Subway
  • Target
  • TJ Maxx
  • Visa gift cards
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart 


  • Foldable play mats for cars (4)
  • Little Tikes gas pump
  • Magnetic Dart Board
  • Puzzle Shelves (5)