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 Materials
  • Sippy cups
  • Plastic rattles
  • Teethers
  • Crib side mounted toys (washable/non-cloth) peaceful aquariums
  • Plastic cause and effect toys
  • Sound books
Adolescent Games and Materials
  • Scrabble
  • Apples to Apples
  • Jenga
  • Yahtzee
  • Uno
  • Head Banz (teen version)
  • Word searches
  • Mad libs
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Teen magazines
  • Nail polish
Small Gifts And Amenities For Families
  • New underwear - all sizes, toddler to adult
  • New sweatpants and sweatshirts - all sizes, infant to adult
  • New t-shirts (child and adult sizes)
  • Scented lotion and body wash
  • Flip-flops and slippers, all sizes
  • Johnson and Johnson bed time lotion (lavender) small size
  • Johnson and Johnson lotion small size
  • iPads
  • Headphones
  • Portable DVD players
  • Nintendo Wii games
  • Nintendo DS games
  • Xbox 360 games
Action Figures and Toys
  • Little people
  • Dollhouse people
  • Figurines less than 5 inches tall (superheroes, action figures, etc.)
  • Fisher Price Dr.'s kits
  • Small gifts for prize boxes ($1-$3 a piece) 
  • Play dough tools
  • Melissa & Doug puzzles
  • Blocks (Legos, Duplos, etc.)
  • Play food
  • Bubbles
  • Latex-Free character band-aids
  • Books on tape/CD
  • Music, especially lullaby or acoustic
  • New Release DVDs (G, PG, PG-13)
  • Classic Disney DVDs
  • Pixar DVDs
  • Lullaby and Acoustic CDs
  • Photo paper
  • Water bottles
  • Scrapbook materials
  • Craft kits (school-age and teen)
  • Sculpey
  • Water color paints
  • Blank journals
  • Blank 8x8 scrapbooks (baby/child friendly or solid colors)
Gift Cards
  • iTunes
  • Amazon
  • Au Bon Pain
  • Cravin's Country Market & Deli
  • Walmart
  • Shaws
  • Pink Smock
  • Books-a-Million