UH Cleveland Wish List

Thank you for your interest in helping University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. We are also in need of a variety of donations from waiting room items to toys for kids, and other hobby activities for both kids and adults. Below you'll find our wish lists for UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Hanna House.

What You can Donate to the Child Life Department

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s most renowned pediatric medical centers and serves as a principal referral center for Ohio and bordering states. More than 850 pediatric specialists, representing 30 medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties, are on staff at Rainbow and its 40 specialty care centers. Approximately 65 percent of our patients are under age 3, and 20 percent are over age 12. Double asterisks (**) indicate higher-need items. Please remember: due to our infection control policies and for the safety of all our patients, all items must be brand-new/never used. Please call the Child Life Department at 216-844-5433 if you have any questions regarding this wish list.

Items NOT Recommended

  • Military toys
  • Guns of any sort
  • Bubble bath
  • Latex or rubber balloons
  • Religious themed materials (books, toys, music)

Infant / Toddler

  • Mobiles made of all plastic (musical and non-musical)**
  • Toys with light/sounds/music and/or movement**
  • VTech toys of all sorts**
  • All plastic activity gyms
  • Rattles with sounds and/or lights
  • CD boomboxes**
  • Lullaby CDs**
  • Disposable cameras
  • Wooden-handled puzzles
  • Polaroid film**
  • Board books
  • Exersaucers
  • Inexpensive rattles**
  • Fisher Price aquariums for crib
  • Portable play yard/pack-in-play
  • Small acrylic mirrors
  • All kinds of infant toys (e.g., sorting rings, telephones, pop up)
  • Premature infant clothes
  • Vibrating/bouncy infant seats**
  • Blank journals**

Preschool

  • 24-piece puzzles
  • Fisher Price Little People
  • Barbie dolls and Barbie accessories
  • Electronic educational toys**
  • DVDs rated G
  • Books with push buttons that make noise/sounds/music
  • Sing-a-long CDs
  • Dolls for boys and girls (culturally and racially diverse)
  • Matchbox size cars
  • Trucks (sturdy, all kinds)
  • Little People furniture/house/farm/animals
  • Fisher Price Doctor’s Kits**
  • Magna Doodle CD boomboxes**
  • Disposable cameras
  • Polaroid film**

School Age

  • Markers (all kinds: regular, stamp, glitter, etc.)
  • School glue in bulk
  • Xbox games rated “E” for everyone
  • Mad Lib books
  • All board games (e.g., Guess Who, Connect 4, Trouble, Yahtzee, Sorry, etc.)
  • I Spy books
  • Push button water games by Tomy (available at Play Matters)
  • Learn-to-sew sewing kits
  • Uno, Skip Bo, and other playing cards
  • Small flashlights
  • Non-latex squeeze/squish balls (available at Toys “R” Us)
  • CD boomboxes**
  • Polaroid film
  • DVDs rated G and PG
  • Gameboys and game cartridges**

Adolescents

  • Gift cards to: Best Buy, music chain stores, movies, book stores, fast food chains, Toys “R” Us, Bath & Body Works
  • All size pajama pants
  • Body and hair soaps, creams, lotions
  • CD walkmans (portable with headphones)**
  • Music CDs**
  • Pictures Frames
  • Photo albums
  • Xbox games rated “E” and non-violent “T”
  • Gameboys and game cartridges**
  • Crossword puzzle/seek and find books
  • Pool cues with chalk
  • CD boomboxes**
  • Polaroid film**
  • Sports balls
  • Blank journals**
  • DVDs rated PG/PG13
  • "Water weenie"** (plastic tube filled with gel available at Toys “R” Us)
  • Disposable cameras
  • Watches
  • Sports jerseys/caps
  • 100-, 250- and 500-piece puzzles
  • Posters

Miscellaneous Items

  • AA/AAA, C, D, 9-Volt, and 1.5-Volt batteries
  • Polaroid cameras
  • Polaroid film**
  • Small pinwheels
  • Coloring books/crayons, markers of all kinds
  • Stickers (regular, seasonal, small, large)
  • White butcher block paper on a large roll
  • Construction paper, crayons, glue, scissors, markers
  • Bubbles (wedding favor-sized bottles)**
  • Laptop computers w/ programs/games for kids
  • Digital cameras and photo paper for printing
  • New pool table/pool cues
  • 36-inch TV on cart with VCR/DVD unit
  • Beanie Babies (brand new with tags attached)
  • Chapstick/Lip Smackers
  • MP3 players and headphones
  • Model Magic (white molding clay found at craft stores)
  • Latex-free child Band-Aids
  • Blank hardbound journals**
  • CD boomboxes**
  • Disposable cameras
  • Calling cards (60 minutes)**
  • Relaxation CDs
  • Johnson & Johnson Nighttime Lotion
  • Johnson & Johnson Regular Baby Lotion
  • Travel Size Shampoo and Conditioner
  • 3'x5' flatbed carts (to move donations)**

Wish List for the Activity Department at Hanna House

Please remember: due to our infection control policy and for the safety of all of our patients, all items must be brand-new/never used. Please call Rachele Kelly, in the Activity Department at 216-844-5354 if you have any questions regarding this wish list.

  • White butcher block paper on a large roll.
  • Chapstick, perfume/cologne samples**
  • Nail polish, scented hand lotions**
  • Disposable nail files**
  • MP3 players and headphones
  • Blank hardbound journals
  • Portable CD players
  • Relaxation and holiday CDs**
  • Blank CDs for copies
  • Yarn for creating lap blankets**
  • Baseball hats for men and women
  • Wheelchair gloves
  • Adult size solid white t-shirts, socks
  • Crossword, word search, picture hunt, and sudoku puzzle books**
  • Binders with three rings (any color)
  • New bingo cards
  • Bingo prizes (dollar store items)
  • Aroma therapy kits
  • How to arts/crafts books
  • Lipsticks, eyeshadows, and powder kits
  • Nintendo Wii games
  • Wii game controllers
  • Wii game sporting accessories

Wish List for Hospice

  • Tote bags
  • Hand lotion
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Devotional Books/Booklets*
  • Inspirational Reading/Poetry Books/Booklets*
  • Nature DVDs *
  • CDs meditative music, classics, nature sounds, gospel, hymns, instrumental (harp, acoustic guitar…)*
  • Crossword/Puzzle books
  • Playing cards
  • Journal
  • Pen

*Gently used okay
**Denotes items that we are in the most need of all of the time

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