Holiday Donations to Kentucky Children’s Hospital


Gift guidelines

While we are so grateful for our generous community and all they do for Kentucky Children’s Hospital, the health and safety of our staff, patients and families is our first priority. We encourage donors to use the hospital’s online wish list as an alternative to in-person delivery of donated items. We are unable to accept any donations at the hospital that are not pre-scheduled with the Child Life Department. Please follow all donation guidelines and schedule an appointment for any deliveries.

Make the holidays brighter for kids at Kentucky Children's Hospital

The holidays are a difficult time to have a loved one in the hospital, especially if that loved one is a child. You can make the holidays special for children and families who are receiving care at Kentucky Children’s Hospital by donating new toys, books, gift cards and other gifts.

Shop our online wish lists

Our Child Life Department is gearing up for the holiday season. This year, to decrease contact risks for donors, staff, patients and families, we encourage all donors to use the Children’s Hospital Wish Lists on to make toy donations specifically for the holiday season. Items purchased from the Wish List will be shipped directly to the hospital from the vendors.

Scheduled drop-offs

The Child Life Department has set up designated days for all holiday donations for those donors who wish to deliver in person. Please follow the donation guidelines and schedule an appointment for your delivery.

We are unable to accept donations at the hospital without an appointment on a drop-off day. Holiday donation days are:

  • Friday, December 16
  • Saturday, December 17
  • Monday, December 19
  • Wednesday, December 21
  • Thursday, December 22
  • Friday, December 23

We will not be accepting any holiday donations on December 24 or 25.

Please include a copy of the Non-Cash Gift Agreement Form with all information completed on page 1 including an estimated value and/or attached gift receipt with your donation.

If you need help accessing the online wish lists, please contact the Child Life Department at

Monetary donations to the Child Life Department can be made online.