Patient and Family Wish Lists

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Wish Lists

Our downloadable wish lists contain a list of items for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, teens and even adults at the Little Rock and Springdale campuses. Please review our donation guidelines and remember, for the safety of our patients, we can only accept NEW items.

Craft Kits

Craft Kits Help make a child or parent’s day by assembling a Craft Kit! Kits are used in a variety of areas throughout the hospital and clinics to make our patients and families feel welcome during their visit with us. Download more information about our Craft Kits. Craft Kits can be assembled off-site and mailed or delivered to Volunteer Engagement on your campus. Once you are ready to deliver your Craft Kits, please schedule a time to deliver your donation.

Family Packs

We are always in need of donations for the comfort and convenience of our families. Many of the families here have unexpected stays so we have a need for "family packs".

A family pack is a Ziploc bag (7-8 inches or 1 quart) full of small toiletries and personal hygiene items. Individual toiletry items can also be used (not packaged together). Travel size items are desired for convenience. Items include:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Comb
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Razor
  • Small sewing kits
  • Small writing tablets and ink pens
  • Individual ethnic hair care items are also a need - shampoo, hair and scalp conditioner, oil moisturizer, oil sheen spray and styling gel

Other items that provide comfort and convenience for families:

  • Phone chargers (especially for iPhones)
  • Individually wrapped snack items (chips, crackers, cookies, soup-on-the-go, fruit cups, granola bars, etc.)
  • Individually wrapped breakfast items (honey buns, pastries, muffins, etc.)
  • Single coffee packets, hot tea bags and hot chocolate
  • Crossword puzzles and word searches
  • Card games/adult board games
  • Click here to complete our online donation form and schedule a time to bring your donation.
  • After submitting the online form, you will receive an email with a confirmation number. Please bring this number with you when you deliver your donation to the hospital.
  • Once your donation is delivered, you will receive an email acknowledgment for tax purposes.

Help make a difference in the lives of patients and families at Arkansas Children's! Knit or crochet hats for children of all ages through our Knitting for Noggins program. Knitting for Noggins is one of the many ways you can help make the lives of our patients and families brighter. Each year our talented circle of volunteer knitters and crocheters create amazing hats for the kids at Arkansas Children's. Since the beginning of our program, we have collected over 343,000 hats to keep our kids' heads warm.

Fun Hat Patterns

FAQs

 

What about preemie hats?

  • Preemie hats are used by our NICU babies. These little ones need special hats that are between 12 - 13" in circumference. Download the preemie pattern!

When do you accept hats?

  • We accept hats from September through March.

How are hats delivered to Volunteer Engagement?

  • Mail or bring the hats to the Volunteer Engagement Department at Arkansas Children's main campus in Little Rock. Be sure to include your donation form!

What hat sizes are accepted?

Our greatest need is for large hats for school-age kids, teens and young adults. We ask that hats be approximately the size of an average cantaloupe or larger.

  • Infant size - at least 16" in circumference
  • Child size - at least 18" in circumference
  • Teen size - about 21" in circumference (can be a little larger)