St. Jude welcomes donations of toys, gift cards and supplies for individual and group activities, our hospital playrooms and as gifts to patients.
Purchasing supplies through our Amazon Charity List is an easy way for supporters to provide patient with small gifts and provide activity supplies. Items purchased through the Amazon list will be shipped directly to St. Jude.
For toys and supplies that are collected and shipped to St. Jude, we ask that you do not giftwrap items. Please mail to:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Attn: NMO (Non-Monetary Operations)
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105
For safety purposes, please avoid the following items: Stuffed animals, handmade items, food, toy guns, knives, candy, cloth body dolls, balloons, porcelain dolls, VHS movies, soap or bubble mixtures, used items of any kind and ride-on toys.
As you consider ways to donate to St. Jude, we thank you for your kindness.
Contributing Supplies List
Patients enjoy a multicultural variety of barbies, Ken dolls and accessories. All action figures are appreciated.
Small LEGO kits are enjoyed by patients while staying in St. Jude or our housing facilities. Medium to large kits are provided to patients for special occasions.
Activity books and chapter books
Teens and parents enjoy a variety of activity books such as word searches, crossword, sudoku and adult coloring books. Baby books and chapter books for teens are needed, and Spanish-language books are in high demand.
Card games, such as Uno or Skip Bo, come in handy for families spending time on our inpatient floors.
Small-sized toys (boy and girls)
Small toys can provide a little happy for patients. Examples include LOL Dolls, My Little Pony, Minecraft figures, Squishy, small trucks and Hot Wheels cars.
Play-Doh brand toys
Waiting for an appointment or talking to a Child Life Specialist makes things easier when Play-Doh is available. Accessories are also accepted.
Our teen patients appreciate items such as ear buds, phone chargers and nail polish.
Gift cards are also an easy way to provide activities and support to our teen patients and families. High-demand gift cards include:
- Best Buy
- Gaming cards
- Gas cards
- Google Play
- International pre-paid phone cards (must not be required to purchase a phone in order to use the card.)
- Walgreens or CVS
- Pre-paid Visa, American Express or Mastercard
If you have questions, please call donor services at 1-800-822-6344.