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.

Infant and Toddler Materials (toys must be all plastic)

  • New infant and toddler-sized clothing
  • Plastic cause and effect toys
  • Plastic rattles
  • Sound books
  • Shape sorters
  • Stacking cups
  • 2 Mamaroo's
  • Musical instruments (drum)
  • Board books 

Action Figures and Toys

  • Doll house furniture
  • Dollhouse people
  • Dinosaurs
  • Matchbox Cars
  • 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
  • Little people
  • Melissa & Doug puzzles
  • Melissa and Doug play food sets and pots/pans
  • Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head sets
  • Small gifts for prize boxes ($1-$3 a piece) 
  • Plastic Train set (Thomas the Train or Chuggington characters)

Adolescent Games and Materials

  • Crossword puzzles
  • Mad libs
  • Nail polish
  • Trouble
  • Guess Who
  • Sorry
  • Teen aged magazines
  • Skip-Bo
  • Word searches
  • Scented lotion and body wash
  • 48 piece puzzles

Small Gifts And Amenities For Families

  • Flip-flops 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
  • Epson PictureMate Charm Compact Photo Printer
  • 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)
  • Docking station for iPod (1)


  • 5 Washable/vinyl bean bag chairs (5)
  • I Spy/Find It books
  • Latex-Free character band-aids
  • Photo paper
  • Water bottles
  • Bean Bag Toss game/Cornhole game
  • Magnetic Dart Board


  • Blank 8x8 scrapbooks (baby/child friendly or solid colors)
  • Blank journals
  • Dry erase crayons
  • Scrapbook materials
  • Sculpey clay
  • Water color paints

Gift Cards

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

*Please no bubbles, play dough or craft kits.  We have more than enough stocked.*