Children's Holiday Toy Drive

Thank you to everyone who donated to this years Holiday Toy Drive! Every child that spent the holidays in the Hospital received a gift because of you! 

Check back in November 2023 for an updated Holiday Toy Drive Wishlist!

Thank you and we hope to have your support again next year! 

If you would like to donate brand new and unwrapped items throughout the year to support sick and injured kids at Children’s Hospital and kids supported by TVCC you can donate to the Children’s Health Foundation Office!  Examples of needed items are comfort items, crafts and items that help keep kids busy during difficult times! Check our frequently asked questions below for a list of items we are unable to accept! 

For more information please contact us!


Comfort Kits & Sunshine Bags

A new initiative during these uncertain times, Comfort Kits and Sunshine Bags provide extra support to parents/caregivers while their children have a stay in the PCCU or NICU. 

The Comfort Kits – a selection of essentials for parents who unexpectedly end up in these units or who have had a long stay and need something special while they sleep bedside and/or remain in the small hospital rooms for long periods of time. 

The Sunshine Bags – a selection of snacks and small activities such as stress relievers, items to help cope, positive notes, and more BUT everything inside is in yellow packaging to brighten up their day – like a burst of sunshine!

Frequently Asked Questions

Brand new, unwrapped items can be brought to the Children’s Health Foundation Office at 345 Westminster Avenue, London Ontario. Visit our Contact Us page for more information.

Some gifts aren’t so safe for sick kids! Due to infection control guidelines, allergies, compromised immune systems, safety precautions and limited space, we can only accept donations that are on our wish list. All donations must be NEW and recently purchased.


  • Gift wrapped gifts
  • Scented products
  • Items made from latex 
  • Used toys and used stuffed animals/plush or cloth toys
  • Food, treats or candy
  • Items with corporate branding
  • Toys stuffed with shredded foam, small pellets or beans. Look for items filled with fabric or solid foam. 
  • Toys with detachable parts (like button eyes) that could be removed, and swallowed or inhaled. 
  • Electrical, spark-producing or friction producing toys 
  • Fragile toys that can break into small pieces with sharp edges 
  • Toys made of glass or brittle plastic 
  • Toys with sharp edges or protrusions 
  • Toys or craft kits with toxic paints or glues 
  • Toys with parts that can pinch fingers or pull hair 
  • Toy guns and other violent toys 
  • No LARGE ride-on toys or LARGE dolls, stuffed animals, or toys 
  • Violent movies and video games
  • Sports equipment
  • Books (due to current health  and safety protocols)

Due to an influx in knitted and crocheted items, these types of gifts will no longer be accepted until further notice. This does not include handmade quilts.

Yes, we are accepting handmade quilts and blankets (not including knitted or crocheted items) at this time.

Your donations will be distributed to our patients throughout the entire year. Gifts in kind are given to patients and their siblings during the holiday season, birthdays, celebrations, in waiting areas and when patients are admitted and discharged. If you’re making a donation during the holiday season, your gifts will be used as presents for all children who are in the hospital over the holidays.

For safety, privacy, and health reasons, donors are not allowed to distribute gifts directly to patients and families.

Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre has a gift donation policy that requires all donations to be facilitated through the Children’s Health Foundation.