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Child Life Donations

Child Life depends on kind donations from the community for our playroom toy supplies to make a hospital stay better for children. Your gifts can help a child just be a kid while in the hospital and can be vital in the healing process. 

There are many ways you can help add comfort to our patients and families:

  1. A cash or gift card donation will allow staff to purchase items most needed for our patients. Checks should be made payable to Johns Hopkins Child Life and mailed to the address below. Gift cards can be sent to the same address.

    Department of Child Life 
    Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
    The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center Building, Room 7217
    1800 Orleans Street
    Baltimore, MD. 21287 
  2. When making any donation, you can specify a Child Life specialist for use on a specific unit of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Contact the Department of Child Life 410-955-6276 or email
  3. Funds (and endowments) can be created and fundraisers held to benefit the Department of Child Life. For more information, contact the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Office of Development.
  4. Donate your time and talent as well, by helping sew blank cloth dolls, blankets and pillow cases for our patients.
  5. Donate items. Please view our wish lists below for specific age group or requests. Please Note: In accordance with infection control regulations, we accept only new toys and gifts. Please understand, donors are not able to deliver gifts directly to patients. For more information, contact the Department of Child Life at 410-955-6276 or email

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