Interactive Tools

Toys and In-Kind Gifts

Children and teens need distractions and activities wile they are hospitalized or undergoing hours long therapy as an outpatient.  Toys, crafts and DVDs are simple ways to help these patients forget their illnesses for a short time.

Toys and items we can accept:

  • Must be NEW (toys, stuffed animals, blankets and clothes) to meet the hospital's infection control requirements.
  • Must meet consumer safety product does.  (You should be able to find this information on the wrapper or box)
  • Must be made from non-toxic materials.  (Check the packaging or box for this information)

Need Ideas? Scroll down to see our "Wish List" or click on the area you're most interested in donating to.

Infants Toddlers School-Age
Adolescents   Families               Dream Gifts
Monetary Donations  

Gifts of new toys, electronics and clothing can make a hospital stay and going home a little brighter for children who come to Mission Children's Hospital for inpatient and outpatient services.  The following lists are items that our families need or that we know from experience are very popular with children and teens.

Our patient population speaks many languages and represents many races and ethnicities.  Books in Spanish, Russian and Ukranian, in addition to English are welcome.  Dolls that represent different races are also encouraged.



  • Musical Toys
  • Rattles
  • Infant Mirrors
  • Infant Blankets
  • Activity Centers
  • Soft/Squeeze Toys
  • Baby Books
  • Picture Books
  • Crib Mobiles
  • Pop-up Toys
  • Play telephones
  • Teething Toys
  • Infant Videos


  • Wooden Puzzles
  • Stack Toys
  • Plastic Trucks
  • Fisher Price Medical Kits
  • Dolls
  • Fisher Price Tape Players
  • Bubbles
  • Musical Books/Board Books
  • Duplo Building Blocks
  • Sesame Street Character Toys
  • Blocks
  • Fisher Price Toys (all ages)
  • Push/Pull Toys


  • Uno Cards
  • Checkers
  • Memory
  • Connect Four
  • Chutes and Ladders
  • Trouble
  • Sorry
  • Candyland
  • Monopoly Jr.
  • Scrabble Jr.
  • Boggle Jr.
  • Scattergories Jr.
  • Card Games (Old Maid, Go Fish)
  • Coloring Books
  • Crayons/ Markers/ Colored Pencils
  • Legos/ Lego Model Sets
  • Videos (G & PG rated)
  • Activity Books/ Word-Find Books
  • Magna Doodle
  • Etch-a-Sketch
  • Matchbox cars and race tracks
  • Paint Sets (watercolors)
  • Action Figures
  • Play-Doh
  • Arts and Craft Kits
  • Playing Cards
  • Dolls
  • Model Kits (snap tight)
  • Wooden Models
  • Gimp
  • Disney Character Items
  • Bead Kits/ Sand Art Kits
  • Barbie's and Barbie Doll Clothes
  • Battery Powered/ Hand-Held Electronic Games
  • UNO
  • Monopoly
  • Boggle
  • Scattergories
  • Scrabble
  • Clue
  • Jenga
  • Sorry
  • Life
  • Pictionary
  • Chess & Checkers
  • DVD's (PG & PG-13)
  • Portable CD Players with CD's
  • Stationary
  • Footballs, Soccer Balls, Baseballs and Balls
  • Art Sets
  • Scrapbooking Materials
  • Diaries/ Journals
  • Baseball Cards
  • Playing Cards
  • Pencils/ Colored Pencils
  • Nerf Balls
  • Model Kits (snap tight)
  • Word Search/ Crossword Books


  • Personal Care Kits (including a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo (small bottle), conditioner (small bottle), shave cream, razors, soap, deodorant and hand lotions
  • Phone Cards
  • Clothes and Undergarments (for children of all ages and sizes, newborn through XXL)
  • Gas Cards
  • Gift Certificates to area hotels for our-of-town families
Dream Gifts
  • Digital Cameras
  • Digital Video Cameras
  • Teen Videos and DVD's (PG & PG-13)
  • Laptop Computers
  • iPods

Monetary Donations

Let us do the shopping for you.  The Child Life Program at Mission Children's Hospital welcomes your monetary donations to be used for purchases of items on the Wish List.

Please make checks payable to Mission Foundation with a notation that you would like to support the Child Life Program at Mission Children's Hospital.  You may also donate online by clicking Donate Now.

Toy Drop-Off Addresses

Mission Children's Reuter Outpatient Center
11 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC 28803

Mission Healthcare Foundation
980 Hendersonville Rd., Suite C
Asheville, NC 28803

For more information please contact us at 828-213-KIDS