Donors & 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.

Infant and Toddler Materials (toys must be all plastic)

  • Crib side mounted toys (washable/non-cloth) peaceful aquariums
  • New infant and toddler-sized clothing
  • Plastic cause and effect toys
  • Plastic rattles
  • Sippy cups
  • Sound books
  • Teethers

Adolescent Games and Materials

  • Apples to Apples
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Head Banz (teen version)
  • Jenga
  • Mad libs
  • Nail polish
  • Scrabble
  • Sorry
  • Teen magazines
  • Uno
  • Word searches
  • Yahtzee

Small Gifts And Amenities For Families

  • Flip-flops and slippers, all sizes
  • Johnson and Johnson bed time lotion (lavender) small size
  • Johnson and Johnson lotion small size
  • New sweatpants and sweatshirts - all sizes, infant to adult
  • New t-shirts (child and adult sizes)
  • New underwear - all sizes, toddler to adult
  • Scented lotion and body wash


  • Audio books
  • Canon PowerShot ELPH135 Digital Camera
  • Classic Disney DVDs
  • Epson PictureMate Charm Compact Photo Printer
  • Headphones
  • Lullaby and Acoustic CDs
  • 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
  • Xbox 360 games

Action Figures and Toys

  • Doll house furniture
  • Dollhouse people
  • Duplos
  • Figurines less than 5 inches tall (superheroes, action figures, etc.)
  • Fisher Price medical play  kits
  • Geotrax
  • Home Depot Big Builders Workshop Playset
  • Home Depot Deluxe Tool Set
  • Kidoozie Build A Road X-Track (3)
  • Large plastic animals
  • Legos
  • Little people
  • Melissa & Doug puzzles
  • Melissa and Doug play food sets
  • Melissa and Doug shopping cart
  • Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head sets
  • Small gifts for prize boxes ($1-$3 a piece) 
  • Wooden trains (Thomas the Train characters)


  • 5 Washable/vinyl bean bag chairs (5)
  • Bubbles
  • I Spy/Find It books
  • Latex-Free character band-aids
  • Photo paper
  • Water bottles


  • Blank 8x8 scrapbooks (baby/child friendly or solid colors)
  • Blank journals
  • Craft kits (school-age and teen)
  • Dry erase crayons
  • Scrapbook materials
  • Sculpey
  • Water color paints

Gift Cards

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