Donation Guidelines

Patients admitted to Arkansas Children's receive the finest medical treatment, emotional support and loving care available anywhere. However, children and families in the hospital have other special needs that are met through the generosity of individuals and organizations throughout Arkansas. Your gifts of new toys, handmade items and other new gifts can go a long way toward brightening a hospital stay. Because our patients are limited by infection control and safety concerns, we have developed several patient & family wish lists to ensure the health and safety of our patients. NOTE: All donations must be new and in original packaging.

If you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Engagement office at:

Arkansas Children's Hospital


Arkansas Children's Northwest

Steps for donating a donation to Arkansas Children's:

  1. Click here to complete our online donation form and schedule a time to bring your donation.
  2. 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. 
  3. Once your donation is delivered, you will receive an email acknowledgment for tax purposes. 

Guidelines for Donating Toys and Gifts & Donation Suggestions

Please remember:

  1. Donations should be brought to the Volunteer Engagement at:

Arkansas Children's Hospital
1 Children's Way
Little Rock, AR  72202


Arkansas Children's Northwest
2601 Gene George Blvd.
Springdale, AR  72762

  1. We are unable to allow donors to deliver gifts directly to patients due to issues regarding patient confidentiality, infection control and security.
  2. Due to infection control guidelines, all donated items must be new and free from odors that might violate infection control policies. We are unable to accept items that are religious in nature.
  3. Due to safety regulations, we are unable to accept any items that are gift-wrapped.
  4. Due to our no-solicitation policy, we are unable to accept any items labeled with identifying donor information.
  5. Because many of our patients are on special diet requirements, we are not able to accept food for our patients. However, Volunteer Engagement will accept donations of pre-packaged food for family waiting areas.
  6. Make your donation count! All items donated are inspected prior to distribution to our patients. Items not meeting our guidelines are redirected to another charity or discarded.