Donors & Volunteers

Donors and Volunteers


CHaD Wish List

Thank you for considering a donation to the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, CHaD. Kids at CHaD use toys to help normalize their day, encourage development, and as diversions when uncomfortable or sitting for long procedures. Below are ways to help CHaD provide toys for children.

Monetary Donations toward the Wish List

Cash donations to the CHaD wish list allow us the greatest flexibility to purchase toys 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 payable to CHaD/Wish List at:
    CHaD/DHMC Development Office
    One Medical Center Drive
    Lebanon, NH 03756

Toy Drive 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. Here is the link to check it out: Please contact the Child Life Program with any questions at (603) 650-8831.

Infant and Toddler Materials (toys must be all plastic)

  • 2 Mamaroo's
  • 2 Strollers
  • Action Figures and Toys
  • Board books
  • Dinosaurs
  • Doll house furniture
  • Dollhouse people
  • Duplos/Legos
  • Figurines less than 5 inches tall (superheroes, action figures, etc.)
  • Fisher Price medical play kits
  • Home Depot Big Builders Workshop Playset
  • Home Depot Deluxe Tool Set
  • Large plastic animals
  • Learning Resources Cash Register (5)
  • Little people
  • Matchbox Cars
  • Melissa & Doug puzzles
  • Melissa and Doug play food sets and pots/pans
  • Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head sets
  • Musical instruments
  • New infant and toddler-sized clothing
  • Plastic cause and effect toys
  • Plastic rattles
  • Plastic Train set (Thomas the Train or Chuggington characters)
  • Play Dough
  • Shape sorters
  • Small Doll House (3)
  • Small gifts for prize boxes ($1-$3 a piece)
  • Small Play Kitchens (3)
  • Sound books
  • Stacking cups
  • Trains

School Age Games/Cards

  • Apples to Apples Jr
  • Boggle Jr
  • Candyland
  • Chutes and Ladders
  • Clue Jr
  • Connect 4
  • Cootie
  • Crazy 8's
  • Don't Break the Ice
  • Eye Found It
  • Go Fish
  • Guess Who
  • Headbandz
  • Hi-Ho Cherry O
  • Memory/Matching Games (Character or Non-character)
  • Monopoly Jr
  • Mousetrap
  • Outburst Jr
  • Pictionary Jr
  • Scattegories Jr
  • Scrabble Jr
  • Sequence for Kids
  • Skip Bo Jr
  • Sorry
  • Spot It
  • Surprise Slides
  • Trouble
  • Uno
  • Yahtzee Jr

Adolescent Games and Materials

  • Apples to Apples
  • Balderdash
  • Battleship
  • Blokus
  • Boggle
  • Bounce Off
  • Buzz Word
  • Catch Phrase
  • Checkers
  • Clue
  • Cranium
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Loaded Questions
  • Mad libs
  • Monopoly
  • Nail polish
  • Othello
  • Parcheesi
  • Qwirkle
  • Rummikub
  • Scattegories
  • Scene It
  • Scented lotion and body wash
  • Scrabble
  • Teen aged magazines
  • The Logo Game
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • 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


  • Audio books
  • Canon PowerShot ELPH135 Digital Camera
  • Classic Disney DVDs
  • Docking station for iPod (1)
  • Epson PictureMate Charm Compact Photo Printer
  • HP Officejet Pro 8610 printer and ink
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch with Retina display)
  • Music, especially lullaby or acoustic
  • New Release DVDs (G, PG, PG-13, a few R)
  • Nintendo Wii controller with motion sense
  • Nintendo Wii games
  • Pixar DVDs
  • Portable DVD players (4)


  • Bean Bag Toss game/Cornhole game
  • Gym Mats (7)
  • I Spy/Find It books
  • Latex-Free character band-aids (Band-Aid Brand is not latex free)
  • Little Tikes Cozy Coupe
  • Little Tikes gas pump
  • Little Tikes Handiwork Workhorse
  • Magnetic Dart Board
  • Photo paper
  • Washable/vinyl bean bag chairs (5)
  • Water bottles


  • Assorted Buttons
  • Blank 8x8 scrapbooks (baby/child friendly or solid colors)
  • Blank journals
  • Canvases (all sizes)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Colored Tissue Paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Crayola Crayons
  • Dry erase crayons
  • Duct Tape
  • Paint Brushes (all sizes)
  • Scrapbook materials
  • Sculpey clay
  • Sharpies
  • Small Dry Erase boards (5)
  • Washable Paints
  • Washi Tape
  • Water color paints

Gift Cards

  • Amazon
  • Au Bon Pain
  • Books-a-Million
  • Cravin's Country Market & Deli
  • iTunes
  • Pink Smock
  • Walmart

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