You can make the biggest impact with a cash gift to the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital Fund. This fund provides support for the most urgent needs of UI Children's Hospital. Make your gift online at:

Or mail to:
University of Iowa Foundation
c/o UI Children’s Hospital Fund
PO Box 4550
Iowa City, IA 52244-4550

The items listed below are those that are most often requested by our patients and their families. You can help us restock our gift closets and playrooms by donating the following items:

  • Halo® SleepSacks
  • Lego sets
  • Hawkeye gifts and wear
  • Toddler interactive toys
  • Treasure chest prizes
  • Individual craft sets
  • Gift cards (popular stores; restaurant chains; iTunes)
  • Personal hygiene supplies (toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, razors, etc.)
  • Pre-paid phone calling cards
  • Java House gift cards (Java House is an Iowa City coffee shop with locations in UI Hospitals and Clinics)
  • Volunteer Services gift card
  • Painting Craft Kits
  • DVDs for Teenagers
  • Playstation 3 Controllers and Games
  • Pokemon card packs
  • Gift bags and tissue paper for wrapping presents through the year (bday, end of treatment, etc.)
  • Items with classic/popular characters (i.e. Disney, Dora, Thomas the Train, Sesame St., Star Wars, Doc McStuffins, Skylanders, One Direction)
  • Beyblade sets
  • Rick Riordan books
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid books
  • Rainbow Loom
  • Crayons
  • Washable Markers
  • Water color paint sets
  • Infant rattles, Oballs, and board books
  • New children's sweat pants for boys and girls (sizes 3-10)
  • New children's underwear for boys and girls (sizes 3-10)


  • Due to infection control guidelines, we cannot accept stuffed animals
  • Please do not wrap the gifts. Gifts must be unwrapped for safety reasons and so that our Child Life staff gives the appropriate gifts to the appropriate patients. Thanks!
  • If you are interested in donating blankets, please contact to determine need or obtain specifications.
  • All fabric items must be made from new materials and be wrapped in plastic prior to delivery

All listed items may be shipped to:

UI Children’s Hospital Wish List Items
c/o UI Health Care Marketing and Communications
4144 Westlawn
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1101

Or, they may be dropped off in person:

Please call 319-384-1745
or e-mail:
to discuss drop-off arrangements.