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)

  • Action Figures
  • Board books (noise books, First Reader books, classic board books)
  • Dinosaurs-small and medium sized
  • Doll house furniture
  • Dollhouse people
  • Figurines less than 5 inches tall (superheroes, action figures, etc.)
  • Large plastic animals
  • Little Tikes Cash Register (3)
  • Little People Brand People/Animals and play sets
  • Matchbox Cars
  • Medium to Large sized plastic cars
  • Melissa & Doug puzzles
  • Melissa & Doug play food sets and pots/pans
  • Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head sets (5)
  • Little Tikes Musical instruments
  • 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 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. We no longer accept Beanie Babies)
  • V-Tech Baby Phone
  • V-Tech Turn & Learn

School Age Games/Cards

  • Apples to Apples Jr
  • Clue Jr
  • Connect 4
  • Don't Break the Ice
  • Guess Who
  • Memory/Matching Games (Character or Non-character)
  • Skip Bo Jr
  • Sorry
  • Spot It
  • Surprise Slides
  • Trouble
  • Uno
  • Yahtzee Jr

Adolescent Games and Materials

  • Blokus
  • Buzz Word
  • Checkers
  • Cranium
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Fleece Blankets
  • Loaded Questions
  • Mad libs
  • Nail Polish
  • Othello
  • Parcheesi
  • Rummikub
  • Scattegories
  • Scene It
  • Scented lotion and body wash
  • Sketch Pads
  • Scrabble
  • 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
  • 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 Ipad (2)
  • Music-lullaby or acoustic
  • New Release DVDs (G, PG, PG-13, a few R)
  • Pixar DVDs


  • Bean Bag Toss game/Cornhole game
  • Gym Mats (5)
  • 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 Bins (small, medium, large, extra large)-prefer hinged lids
  • Washable/vinyl bean bag chairs (5)
  • Water bottles


  • Acrylic/Tempra Paints
  • Assorted Buttons
  • Beading
  • Blank 8x8 scrapbooks (baby/child friendly or solid colors)
  • Blank journals
  • Canvases (all sizes)
  • 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

  • Au Bon Pain
  • Books-a-Million
  • Cravin's Country Market & Deli
  • The Gift Shop
  • Kmart
  • Walmart