Donation Wish List for Children's Hospital - Duluth, MN

Thank you for thinking of the kids at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Children's Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota. Your donation helps improve the lives of children going through a hospitalization.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have restricted visitors in our hospitals. If you'd like to make a donation, please use our Amazon Wish List.

New Items Only Please
Due to infection control guidelines, all donations must be brand new with their original tags.

Drop Off Locations
Donations can be dropped off at the Essentia Health Foundation or at St. Mary's Children's Hospital. If you have any questions please contact the Child Life Department at 218-786-5471.

Infant Wish List

  • Rattles/teething toys
  • Crib mirrors (wipeable)
  • Sound machines
  • Musical and light up toys
  • Play mats

Toddler Wish List

  • Books (interactive, musical, board, button, pop-up)
  • Play-Doh and Play-Doh tools
  • Popular toys (i.e. Paw Patrol, Bubble Guppies, Doc McStuffins, Princess)
  • Musical and light up toys
  • Little Einstein
  • Shape sorters

Preschooler Wish List

  • Disney movies
  • Sticker books
  • Shopkins sets
  • Cars, trucks, and trains
  • Popular toys (i.e. Elmo, Dora, Doc McStuffins, Mickey Mouse, Thomas the Train, Disney Princesses, Frozen)
  • Interactive books
  • Easy craft kits

School-age Wish List

  • Beading kits
  • Pokemon toys/gear
  • Wooden craft kits
  • Remote control cars
  • Pillow pets
  • Board games
  • Legos
  • Model Magic

Adolescents Wish List

  • Vikings/Twins memorabilia (i.e. shirts, hats, jewelry, etc.)
  • Gift cards for $10-$15 (i.e. Target, iTunes, Wal-Mart, Movie Tickets, Best Buy, Starbucks, McDonalds, Chipotle, etc.)
  • Video games rated E +10 and below for XBox One, PS4, XBox 360, Wii
  • Headphones
  • Crossword/sudoku/maze books
  • Adult coloring books and colored pencils
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Lotion
  • Beauty kits
  • Nail polish

Small Miscellaneous Gifts

  • Lego sets
  • Barbies
  • Craft kits
  • Matchbox cars
  • Action figures
  • Train sets
  • Small baby toys/rattles
  • Puzzles
  • Manicure sets and nail polish


  • New stuffed animals
  • Popular movies, rated PG-13 and under
  • Gift cards (i.e. Amazon, Target, iTunes, XBox One, PS4, nearby restaurants like Jimmy Johns, Pizza Luce, Green Mill, Erberts and Gerberts, etc.)
  • Play-Doh and Play-Doh tools
  • Bubbles
  • Blankets
  • Wooden craft kits
  • Crayons/colored pencils/markers
  • Child and adult coloring books
  • Latex free kid patterned bandages
  • Blank canvases
  • Recordable books
  • Lip smackers lip balm

Looking to Donate? 

Kids in Essentia Health-St. Mary's Children's Hospital directly benefit from your donation. Check out the list of toys and items on our wish list that are in high demand. 

If you have questions or would like to find out what items are most needed, call 218-786-5471.

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