Toy and Art & Craft Donations

Photo of a brown box that has Toys Donation written on the side. The box has toys popping out the top, like a car, teddy bear, rocket and there is a train on the floor in front of the box.Pediatric patients at MyMichigan Medical Center Midland rely on the generosity of our community to brighten and make their hospital stay a littlie easier. Your donation of new, unused, unwrapped gifts helps create a comfortable, healing environment. Gifts and toys are used by our staff year-round for play, teaching, crafts, art and music therapies, and medical play. Our “wish list” includes items that are most used and requested by our activity therapists and patients.

For safety and health reasons, be sure to review our list of Toy and Gift Safety Guidelines.

Items in Need

Infant-Toddler (newborn to 2 years)

  • Fisher Price Aquarium
  • HoMedics Lullaby Sound Spa
  • Munchkin Lulla-Vibe
  • Fisher Price Laugh and Learn toys
  • Oballs
  • Rattles and teethers

Preschool (3 to 5 years)

  • Stuffed animals (new with tags)
  • Duplo blocks
  • Melissa and Doug wooden toys
  • Fisher Price doctor kits
  • Barbie/Disney dolls
  • Imaginext figures
  • Plastic baby dolls (no cloth bodies)
  • Hot Wheels cars
  • Thomas the Train
  • Play-Doh and tools
  • Paw Patrol toys
  • Mickey Mouse and Friends toys School

Age (6 to 10 years)

  • Action figures
  • Barbie dolls
  • Art sets
  • Craft Kits
  • Melissa and Doug wooden crafts
  • Stuffed animals (new with tags)
  • Lego sets
  • Large cars and trucks
  • Card games (Uno, Skip-Bo, Phase 10)

Teen (11 to 16 years)

  • Adult coloring books
  • Colored pencils (Crayola or RoseArt)
  • Headphones/earbuds
  • Nerf basketball hoops
  • Make-up sets
  • Nail polish 

Toy Safety Guidelines

All gifts in-kind to MyMichigan Medical Center Midland’s Pediatric Unit  should conform to the safety and sanitary guidelines below.

  • We need to check gifts for safety and age appropriateness and therefore ask that you please do not wrap them.
  • For safety and health reasons, toys and books should be new, with store tags attached.
  • Due to infection control guidelines, donors are not allowed to personally distribute gifts directly to patients.
  • Please avoid dollar store items because of recent safety recalls and their tendency to break.
  • Avoid toys with many small parts that can be removed, swallowed or inhaled and toys that have sharp edges or protrusions that can be poked into eyes.
  • Only new stuffed toys can be accepted because of air-borne mold, dust or other small particles that can aggravate a child’s fragile immune system.
  • Fire regulations forbid electrical, spark-producing or friction-producing toys.
  • Painted toys must be non-toxic. Any glue or paint in craft kits must also be non-toxic.
  • Toys representing violent themes cannot be accepted.
  • Toys with religious themes cannot be accepted.

If you have further questions about in-kind donations, please contact MyMichigan Health Foundation at (989) 839-1932.


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If you have questions about donating, please contact us at (989) 839-1932.