Toyroom Donation Guidelines

Donation Form

Amazon Wishlist

Target Wishlist

NO HANDMADE CARDS: We cannot pass out handmade cards to patients. Please click the link to learn more!

NO HANDMADE ITEMS: We can no longer accept most handmade items. Please click the link to learn more!


Ages birth to 3 years:    

  • Electronic light-up/musical toys

  • Fisher Price plastic crib toys (i.e. crib mirrors, toys, mobiles, projectors, etc.)

  • Plastic stacking/nesting toys/infant links

  • Duplo Legos

  • Board Books

  • Wooden toddler puzzles      

Ages 4-9:

  • Plastic Fisher Price toys

  • Fisher Price Little People items and Little People animals

  • Cars/trucks

  • Doctors kits

  • I Spy Books/Look & Find books

  • Lego kits

  • Barbie dolls & Baby Dolls (all ethnicities)

  • Action Figures

Ages 10 and up:

  • Adult coloring books

  • Advanced Lego kits

  • Journals & Sketchbooks

  • Nail Polish (NO GLITTER)

  • Board Games

  • Ear buds/headphones

  • Nintendo Wii Games (rated E for Everyone)


  • Grab N Go PlayPacks

  • Lego kits

  • Small denomination gift cards ($5-$25), especially Target and Walmart

  • Lipsmackers/Chapstick

  • Paw Patrol, Disney, Shopkins, Thomas the Train

  • Nail Polish (individual bottles)

  • Latex-Free and Antibacterial-Free Character bandages

Item must be latex free and non-toxic
When in doubt, think: Can a child use this item while in a hospital bed?

DOWNLOAD TOYROOM GUIDELINES AND WISHLIST (donation and delivery guidelines document)


Donation Delivery ProCess

It takes time to sort and safety check items. All items received after December 16, 2019 will be processed after the holidays and used throughout the year. Please call (317) 944-8705 to schedule a delivery!

All in kind donations are processed by the Riley Cheer Guild. Riley Cheer Guild is a volunteer auxiliary that provides comfort and cheer to patients and caregivers at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and the IU Health adult hospitals on the academic health center in downtown Indianapolis. In addition, Riley Cheer Guild is a not-for-profit section 501(c)(3). The Riley Cheer Guild is grateful and appreciates all donations given to us for our patients.  We try to make this process as easy as possible for everyone. In addition to providing recognition for all donated items, the volunteers and staff of the Riley Cheer Guild hand check every item for safety, appropriateness for children in the hospital setting, and cleanliness. Any item that is not able to be used with patients is either sold to generate funds for the Toy Room or passed along to another organization that will use the donated item.

Entrance Drop-Off Location

Note that there are two entrances at Riley. Deliveries can be made at the following location 5am to 9pm: 7 days per week:

Riley Hospital for Children
Simon Family Tower
(North Entrance)
705 Riley Hospital Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Pull up to the front entrance and put your flashers on. Stop at the Information Desk, and let them know you have a donation for Riley Cheer Guild.

After Business Hours: The Guest Relations Associate at the Information Desk will have you fill out a donation form, give you one copy, keep one with the donation and secure it in their storage room. We will retrieve the donation during the next business day.

 During Business Hours: If you need special assistance with your donation or have questions, please call our office phone number at 317.944.8705. 

Again, we thank you for all the effort you’ve put into making our kids smile!

Our families make wishes come true…so can you!

Our families make wishes come true…so can you!