Some of our patients and families are with us for long periods of time. We welcome “general” giving to our families and utilize the staff who know them best to distribute the donations appropriately.

Items can be dropped off at the Lutheran Hospital information desk in the main lobby. Please complete an information sheet at that time so we can track and acknowledge your donation.

  • Individuals and/or groups who would like to personally distribute items to children must call (260) 435-2699(260) 435-2699, option 2 to schedule a delivery date. Deliveries may be made between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Donations made to Lutheran Children's Hospital are not tax deductible.

LCH cannot accept cash or cash-substitute donations. Please call (260) 435-2699(260) 435-2699, option 2 for more information.

Acceptable Donations:

  • New stuffed animals with tags still attached
  • Toys and games for kids or playroom. Toys given directly to patients must be new. Gently used, all-plastic toys may be donated to the LCH pediatric playroom.
  • Craft and art materials

Children's Presents/Wish Lists

1) Individually-bagged craft kits

  • Latch hook, stitching, beads, leather and fabric painting kits
  • Snap and glue model kits; model paint and glue

2) Craft Supplies

  • Acrylic paint, Elmer's 3D paint pens
  • Art easel
  • Construction, finger paint and crepe paper
  • Crayons, colored pencils, washable markers, gel pens
  • Glitter, buttons, feathers, pipe cleaners, wiggle eyes, beads, pom poms, stickers
  • Glue sticks, tacky glue, glitter glue pens
  • Paint brushes
  • Scissors (regular and fancy-edged)

3) Games

  • Board games (for all ages and developmental levels)
  • Card games (Uno), mini decks of cards
  • Game Boy or other handheld electronic games
  • Memory games
  • Mind-teaser games

4) Toys

  • Alphabet boards
  • Balls
  • Barbie dolls
  • Bubbles
  • Cash register
  • Cell phone and telephones
  • Guitars and other musical instruments
  • Leap Frog toys
  • Magna Doodle boards
  • Matchbox cars
  • Microwave and cooking toys
  • Mr. Potato Head puzzles (all sizes)
  • Tool bench and tools
  • Wind-up radios, musical and light-up toys (for toddlers and babies)

5) Miscellaneous

  • Gift certificates for movies, music and book stores
  • "I Spy" books