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
Wooden toddler puzzles
Plastic Fisher Price toys
Fisher Price Little People items and Little People animals
I Spy Books/Look & Find books
Barbie dolls & Baby Dolls (all ethnicities)
Ages 10 and up:
Adult coloring books
Advanced Lego kits
Journals & Sketchbooks
Nail Polish (NO GLITTER)
Nintendo Wii Games (rated E for Everyone)
Grab N Go PlayPacks
Small denomination gift cards ($5-$25), especially Target and Walmart
Paw Patrol, Disney, Shopkins, Thomas the Train
Nail Polish (individual bottles)
Latex-Free and Antibacterial-Free Character bandages
NO USED TOYS, NO FOOD, NO HANDMADE CARDS, NO LOOSE GLITTER or glitter cosmetics, NO LARGE OVERSIZED ITEMS (BIKES, ETC)
Item must be latex free and non-toxic
When in doubt, think: Can a child use this item while in a hospital bed?
DOWNLOAD WISHLIST (donation and delivery guidelines document)
Donation Delivery ProCess
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
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!