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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)

  • Action Figures
  • Board books (noise books, First Reader books, classic board books)
  • Dinosaurs-small and medium sized
  • Doll house furniture
  • Dollhouse people
  • Large to medium sized plastic animals
  • Little Tikes Cash Registers
  • Little People Brand People/Animals and play sets
  • Matchbox Cars
  • Medium to Large sized plastic cars
  • Melissa & Doug puzzles (with handles)
  • Melissa & Doug play food sets and pots/pans
  • Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head sets
  • Little Tikes Musical instruments
  • Little People Brand vehicles (school bus, airplane etc.)
  • Plastic Baby Dolls (all genders and nationalities) and plastic accessories
  • 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 (OBall brand, TOLO brand Bright Stars brand, VTech Brand)
  • Plastic Trains and train sets (Thomas the Train or Chuggington characters)
  • Play Dough and classic accessories-not themed ones (all colors)
  • Rescue Vehicles-medium sized
  • Shape sorters
  • Stacking cups
  • Stuffed Animals (MUST be brand new ONLY)
  • Small superhero characters (no weapons)
  • V-Tech Baby Phone
  • V-Tech Turn & Learn

School Age Games/Cards

  • Apples to Apples Jr
  • Bead mazes
  • Bubbles
  • Clue Jr
  • Connect 4
  • Don't Break the Ice
  • Find It games (any theme)
  • Guess Who
  • Lego Sets-small pieces and medium pieces
  • Magna Doodles-Doodle Pro Slim
  • Memory/Matching Games (Character or Non-character)
  • Skip Bo Jr
  • Sorry
  • Spot It
  • Trouble
  • Uno
  • Yahtzee Jr

Adolescent Games and Materials

  • Adult coloring books
  • Adult Hedbanz
  • Blokus
  • Buzz Word
  • Checkers
  • Cranium
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Fleece Blankets
  • Gel Pens
  • Loaded Questions
  • Mad libs
  • Nail Polish
  • Notebooks (lined)
  • "Oh The Places You'll Go"-Dr. Seuss
  • Othello
  • Parcheesi
  • Rummikub
  • Scattegories
  • Scene It
  • Scented lotion and body wash
  • Sketch Pads
  • Scrabble
  • "The Invisable String"-by Patrice Karst
  • The Logo Game
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • "Why Charlie Brown, Why?"-by Charles Schultz
  • Wooden Chess box

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
  • Travel size shampoo, conditioner and lotions
  • Thin Fleece Jackets-all sizes, toddler to adult
  • Athletic Shorts-boys and girls all sizes
  • Leggings-all sizes


  • Audio books
  • Canon PowerShot ELPH135 Digital Camera
  • Classic Disney DVDs
  • Docking station for iPod
  • Epson PictureMate Charm Compact Photo Printer
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch with Retina display)
  • Mini Ipads and cases
  • 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)


  • Acrylic/Tempra Paints
  • Assorted Buttons
  • Beads and wire
  • Blank 8x8 scrapbooks (baby/child friendly or solid colors)
  • Blank journals
  • Canvases (4x4, 8x8, 10x10, 12x12)
  • Colored Tissue Paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Crayola Classpack Crayons (Jumbo and Regular)
  • Crayola Classpack Colored Pencils
  • Crayola Classpack Markers-(Fine point and Broad tip)
  • Duct Tape
  • Fubbles (no spill bubbles)
  • Glitter Glue
  • Glitter Wands (large)
  • Paint Brushes (all sizes)
  • Puffy Paint
  • Scrapbook materials (paper, stickers)
  • Sculpey clay
  • Sharpies
  • Stress balls
  • Washable Paints
  • Washi Tape (solid and printed)
  • Water color paints

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


  • Bean Bag Toss game/Cornhole game
  • Jumbo dice game
  • 4 Foldable play mats for cars etc
  • I Spy/Find It books
  • Latex-Free character band-aids (Band-Aid Brand is not latex free)
  • Little Tikes gas pump
  • Magnetic Dart Board
  • Photo paper (4x6, 8x10)
  • Plastic Sterilite brand Bins (small, medium, large, extra large)-prefer hinged lids
  • Washable/vinyl bean bag chairs (5)
  • Water bottles