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Wish List

Child Life Wish List

View our wish list to see the top 10 most needed toys and games and donate to support activity programs in our hospital and provide gifts for children in need.

For questions about donations or to have items approved contact: John Edmondson at (585) 275-9878.

You can also shop online! Visit the new online Wish List 4 Kids. Each item purchased will go directly to our child life program.

Thank you for your interest in helping our patients.

Policy Regarding Special Guests/Group Visits

To protect the privacy, confidentiality and health of our patients, we cannot allow community groups to distribute gifts or visit directly with patients.

All special guest visits or performances must be arranged ahead of time with Child Life. Please review our Group & Entertainment Guidelines and fill out our programming application.

For more information contact John Edmondson at (585) 275-9878 or email

How to Deliver Items to Golisano Children's Hospital

Please ensure that your donation is comprised of new items from our wish list, and is approved by John Edmondson by calling (585) 275-9878.

  • Please deliver donations to Strong Memorial Hospital Patient Discharge, located off East Drive near the main parking garage. Ambassadors are available to accept your donations.
  • Drop-off hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • View a map of the drop-off location.

Share Your Giving Experience

For group donations, we would love to feature your group on social media. Please send a photo to

Important Guidelines

  • Our patients range from a few days to nineteen years old.
  • All items need to be new and in their original package.
  • Please keep safety and quality in mind when selecting items. No toys with removable/detachable parts such as eyes, no protruding parts or sharp edges, no toys with marbles or magnets.
  • Fire regulations forbid electrical, spark-producing, or friction-producing toys.
  • We can not accept home-made items, including cards and other decorations.
  • Read the toy or craft item label to be sure all materials are non-toxic and non-latex.
  • No religious toys or toys that depict violence such as guns or knives.
  • Please consider the cultural diversity of our children when making gift selections.
  • While all gifts must be unwrapped, we always welcome donations of gift wrap and packaging such as bags and tissue paper.