Donate Goods Safe Donation Guidelines
Donate Goods Safe Donation Guidelines

Please help us keep our patients and families safe!

  • All donations must be brand NEW, in original packaging, with tags attached, and free of odors; i.e. smoke
  • We cannot accept items that contain latex, have been recalled, violent or religious in nature, glass, latex, toxic, and/or edible (such as candy, gel-filled items)
  • All liquid and toy donations (i.e. bubbles, paints, etc.) must bear the words "non-toxic" on the label to be accepted
  • All stuffed animal donations must be new with tags still attached to each never having been stored or displayed for any length of time
  • All clothing donations must be new and gender neutral with tags still in place
  • New and gently used books (no older than 1985) must be in good condition (no marks, odors, torn pages, chewed, etc.). We are unable to accept any textbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries and used activity books
  • Magazines must be no more than one-year old and in good shape
  • All hand sewn and crafted material should be taken from the "Art of Giving" brochure and arranged through Volunteer Services prior to donation date
  • Miscellaneous donations (items not mentioned in the "Art of Giving" brochure) will be accepted by Volunteer Services only if a requesting department has given approval i.e. hearing aides
  • To respect the privacy and current situations of our patients and their families, please refrain from attaching and/or including written messages with your donation
  • In kind donations will be distributed under the direction of the Volunteer Services and Child Life departments
  • To protect the health and safety and maintain confidentiality of patients and families, donors are not permitted to distribute items
For Main Campus deliveries, please bring items to: Volunteer Services Office, 2401 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, MO. Hours for Main Campus: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday- Friday.

Call (816) 234-3496 in advance to arrange delivery.

For Children's Mercy South, deliveries may be made anytime as Security receives them at 5808 W.110th, Overland Park, KS 66211.

Thank you for giving to the patients and families of Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics.

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