What Do Kids in the Hospital Need?

Thank you for your generous thoughts of donating to the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth Child Life Program. Ashley Bares, Certified Child Life Specialist, works in St. Elizabeth’s Emergency Room, Day Surgery and Pediatric departments to provide developmental, educational and therapeutic interventions for children undergoing medical treatment. Child Life services help children effectively manage stress, which reduces the need for potentially dangerous sedatives and pain medications and helps children heal faster with less long-term psychological effects.

Without donors like you, our Child Life program couldn’t provide various activities and toys to our pediatric patients during their hospital stay.  As an extra “Thank You” for your donation, we will be happy to provide you a tax deduction form.

We ask that all donated items be brand new, latex free, age appropriate, and easy to clean and sanitize so that we can use them to their fullest potential. Hearts indicate our pediatric patients’ favorite items.


Infants & Toddlers

Board Books
Chunky Cars ♥
Fisher Price/Playskool Toys (Spanish Options) ♥
Musical Toys
Onesies (Newborn – 24 months)
Plastic Rattles ♥
Pop-up Toys
Shape Sorters ♥
Sippy Cups
Stackable Rings ♥
Teething Rings
V-Tech toys ♥



2T-4T shirts and shorts
Barbie Dolls (All Ethnicities)
Boys and Girls Underwear
Fisher Price Little People Toys ♥
Fisher Price/Playskool Toys (Spanish Options) ♥
Hard/All Plastic Baby Dolls (All Ethnicities)
Mega Blocks ♥
Plastic Animals ♥
Play Doctor Kits
Play Dough ♥
Play Food
Potato Head
Tonka Trucks and Cars ♥
V-Tech Interactive Toys ♥
Wooden and Plastic Puzzles


School Age

Boys and Girls Underwear
Character Plastic Play Sets (Mickey Mouse, My Little Pony, etc.) ♥
Kids 6-10 Shorts
Kids S, M, L, XL t-shirts
Kids Socks ♥
Lego Kits
Legos ♥
Matchbox/Hot Wheels Cars ♥
Plastic Action Figures ♥



Bath Kits (Boy and Girl) ♥
Bead/Jewelry Making Kits ♥
Crossword/Sudoku Activity Books
Footballs, Basketballs, etc.
Hair Accessories
Mini Nail Polish ♥
Nail Polish Remover
PlayStation 3 & 4 Games (may be used)♥
S, M, L, XL Shorts
S, M, L, XL  T-shirts
S, M, L, XL Underwear (Boys and Girls)
Socks ♥
Teen Coloring Books ♥
Wii Games (may be used) ♥
Xbox 360 Games (may be used) ♥



Chutes and Ladders
Connect Four ♥
Don’t Break the Ice ♥
Don’t Spill the Beans ♥
Go Fish
Matching Games ♥
Old Maid
Phase Ten
Playing Cards


Arts and Crafts

Brown Paper Bags
Colored Pencils ♥
Construction Paper
Craft Beads
Craft Sticks
Crayons ♥
Glue Sticks
Individual Craft Kits (Contact Child Life for ideas) ♥
Kids Scissors
Paint By Number Sets ♥
Pipe Cleaners
Pom Poms
Sand Art ♥
Suncatcher kits ♥
Watercolor Paint Packs ♥
White Paper Plates
Wiggly Eyes



Blankets ♥
Bubbles (Small Bottles) ♥
Combs and Hairbrushes
Current DVD’s ♥
Fun Character Band-Aids
Gift Bags (Medium and Large)
Travel Size Toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, etc.) ♥


Gift Cards

Toys R Us


For more information about donations or to make an appointment to drop off a donation please contact Melissa Conley, Children’s Miracle Network Program Manager, at Melissa.Conley@christushealth.org  or (409) 236-7598.

Thank you for your consideration in donating to the kids at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth!


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