Thank you for considering our patients in your efforts. TMC for Children serves children from newborn to age 18 years old, with their own unique needs while they are hospitalized. For this and for safety issues all donations and special events must be approved by the Child Life staff before they can be accepted. Please fill out the form attached for approval.

Donation Guidelines

  • We cannot display denominational or religious materials.
  • We are unable to accept gently used toys, stuffed animals, homemade items or items that have been stored for a long period of time. Please consider donating them to the Teal Saguaro, our resale store where 100% of proceeds go toward our charitable mission. 
  • Please review the wish list for guidance

Children’s Wish List (all items donated must be brand new)

All ages
  • Children's board books — English and Spanish
  • Currently popular books for children of all ages 
  • Markers — washable; 8- or 16-count
  • New release DVDs
  • Fuzzy posters — various sizes
  • Sun-catchers (paint-able)
  • Play-doh — all sizes and kits
  • Bubbles (non-scented) — 4 oz. or 8 oz.
  • Hair brushes, detangler, hair bands, travel sized shampoo and conditioner
  • Gift cards to iTunes, Target, etc.
  • New stuffed animals (with tags still attached)
  • PS 3 rated E video games
  • PS 3 wireless controllers
Infants:
  • Rattles
  • Lullaby CDs
  • Teethers
  • Washable plastic crib mobiles (Sassy)
  • Infant stimulation toys
  • Bouncy seats with washable/removable seat covers
  • Small Board Books
  • Electronic light-up/Musical toys
  • Stacking/Nesting toys/Infant links
  • Activity gyms and play mats
Preschoolers:
  • Stickers
  • Small, easy craft kits
  • V-Tech musical toys
  • Stacking rings
  • Pop-up toys
  • Books and sound books
  • 4 piece wood puzzles
  • Wood puzzles with easy-grip knobs
  • Music CD/tapes
  • Sound and lights toys
  • Balls
  • Little People (Fisher Price)
  • Cars (chunky, match box)
  • Little Kidz brand No-Spill Bubble Tumblers and bubble refill jugs
  • 24 piece puzzles 
School Age:
  • Small Lego kits
  • Craft kits - Individual
  • Board games — Sorry, Trouble, Apple to Apples, Monopoly, Monopoly Jr., Battleship, Connect 4, Boggle, Bop It, Scrabble Jr., Boggle, Clue, Clue Jr., Memory Games 
  • Card games — regular playing cards, UNO, Skip-Bo, Phase 10
  • 40, 60, & 80 piece puzzles
  • Metal cars (Match Box, Hot Wheels)
  • Action figures (please avoid violent or scary looking figures)
  • Zoo animals
  • Play dinosaurs
  • Magna Doodles
  • Etch-a-Sketch
Teenagers:
  • Arts and crafts kits (Alex brand products are a favorite)
  • Sketch pads and sketch tools
  • Chapstick / Lip gloss/ Nail polish (no nail polish remover)
  • Headphones
  • Hand-held electronic games
  • Over-the-door basketball hoop and ball
  • Models (cars and airplanes)
  • 100, 300 & 500 piece puzzles
  • Magazines/books
  • Bath and Body Works lotion, scents, hand sanitizers
  • UofA gear
  • Gift Cards – Starbucks, Target, Dunkin Donuts, etc.
  • Phone accessories – cases, earbuds, PopSockets, chargers
  • PG-13 DVDs
General
  • Surgery hats and pillow cases in fun child friendly patterns (specific pattern)

For more information or details on wish list please see this list. 

We are not able to accept:

  • Homemade items including blankets
  • Used books
  • VHS tapes
  • Homemade cards

Donation Delivery

Please remember that all donations must be approved by the Child Life Program before delivery. Donors are unable to hand deliver donations directly to the patients. Please drop off donations at the information desk in the main pediatric lobby during regular business hours.

Please inquire about weekend delivery options on the donation form.

I'd like to donate money

Monetary donations can be made via check or via our secure online donation page.

Please make checks payable to "TMC Foundation" and note on the memo line "Child Life"

You can mail checks to:

TMC Foundation
5301 E. Grant
Tucson, Arizona 85712