Ways to Give


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Thank you for considering supporting the pediatric patients and Child Life Program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Donations help create a child-friendly environment and assist programming throughout the year, providing opportunity for therapeutic play, distraction, and comfort throughout a patient’s medical encounter.


Toy and Gift Safety Guidelines

  • Items should be age-appropriate, infant to young adult. (See wish list below for ideas)

  • All items should be non-toxic and latex free, including craft materials.

  • For all toys: Avoid toys with small or loose parts, avoiding toys that can be easily swallowed or broken.

  • Stuffed animals and Fabric / Knit items must be new and individually packaged due to infection control.

  • Toys should be non-porous and washable due to safety and infection control.

  • Avoid toys and gifts with violent themes and inappropriate language.

  • Due to dietary restrictions and allergies we do not accept food and candy donations.

Wish List

Infant (0-12 months)

  • Mobiles
  • Rattles
  • Pacifiers
  • Black and White Toys
  • Board Books (Bilingual)
  • Crib Mirrors
  • Sensory Toys: Music or Light
  • Squeeze  Toys: Textured Balls
  • Stacking / Nesting Sets
  • Music and Sound Machines
  • Rubber Floor Mats
  • Bibs
  • Baby Clothes / Swaddle Sacks
  • Baby Bottles / Sippy Cups
  • Puppets

Toddler  (1-3 years)

  • Cause and Effect Toys
  • Baby Dolls
  • Large Trucks and Cars
  • Trains
  • Duplo Blocks
  • Large Legos / Mega Block Sets
  • Board Books and Picture Books
  • Music Toys
  • Large Balls
  • Pull Toys
  • Activity Cubes
  • Activity Tables
  • Toy Phones
  • Large Plastic Animal Sets
  • Large Pieced Puzzles
  • See-n-Say Toys
  • Push Walking Stroller

Preschool (3-5 years)

  • Medical Play Kits
  • Lego Kits
  • Match Box Cars
  • Puzzles
  • Play-Doh / Play-Doh Tools and Sets
  • Plastic Dinosaurs
  • Pretend Play Sets (Food, Tools...)
  • Dolls (all ethnicities)
  • Picture Books
  • Mr. Potato Head
  • Fisher-Price People
  • Fisher Price Sets
  • Marble Works
  • Kaleidoscopes
  • Magnetic Draw / Etch-A-Sketch
  • Alphabet / Counting Toys
  • Character Toys: Paw Patrol…


School-Aged (6-12 years)

  • Playing Cards: UNO
  • Board Games
  • Early Reader / Chapter Books
  • I Spy / Where’s Waldo Books
  • Action Figures
  • Lego Kits
  • Puzzles
  • Paper Dolls / Activity  Books

Adolescent (13 and Up)

  • Gift Cards
  • Journals / Sketch Pads
  • Chapter Books / Teen Magazines
  • Board Games / Card Games
  • Brain Teasers: Rubix, Sudoku
  • Models and Kits

Arts and Crafts

  • Large Crayons / Crayons
  • Watercolor Sets/ Washable Paint
  • Fabric Paint
  • Paintbrushes (different sizes)
  • Coloring Books
  • Washable Marker Sets
  • Colored Pencils
  • Chalk
  • Construction Paper / Small Canvas
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Glue Sticks / Glue / Glitter Glue
  • Duct Tape (Colored/Patterned)
  • Stickers / Pipe Cleaners / Beads
  • Play-Doh /Air Dry Clay
  • Foam Craft Kits / Craft Kits


  • DVD’s (Rated G, PG, PG-13)
  • Video Games (Rated E-T)
  • PS3 and Xbox 360
  • Controllers
    • Electronic Handheld Games
    • Polaroid Camera and Film               
    • iPads


  • Bubbles
  • Stress Balls
  • Pajama Bottoms (all sizes)
  • Kazoos
  • Pillow Cases
  • Pre-Cut Seasonal Decorations
  • School Supplies

Support Local / Online Wish Lists

Support local businesses by visiting or viewing our online wish-lists at neighborhood toy stores.


Lakeshore Learning (Wyckoff Friendly Vendor)


 Toys4U (Local Toy Store)



Other Toy Stores to Visit

  • Butterfly 7

  • Greenpoint Toy Store

  • Toy Space

Group Donations / Holiday Events

 Community outreach and fundraising events are more great opportunities to support the work that we do here at Wyckoff. From collection drives to school projects, if you have an idea we want to hear it. Help us bring joy to our pediatric patients and families.


Drop-Off Instructions

Contact the Child Life Program to set up a time for drop-off or to set up an event time. Donations can be scheduled for drop-off between 9:30-4:30pm Monday – Friday. Specials arrangements will be considered around major holidays.


Hospital Address:

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center                   

374 Stockholm Street 

Brooklyn, New York 11237


Contact for Child Life Program 

Margaret Foster, MS, CCLS / Certified Child Life Specialist

Phone: 347-473-7919   Fax: 718-963-6113 

Email: MFoster@wyckoffhospital.org