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Donate Goods

Give back by donating goods to children and families at Children's Mercy when they need it most.

As COVID-19 hits our region, other illnesses and emergencies have not stopped. We continue to provide around-the-clock, world-class care – care that your giving makes possible. You can help families and our healthcare staff today, by giving in the following ways:

  • Donate to our Emergency Response Fund and provide necessary resources for patient families and employees experiencing hardship. 
  • Sign up to schedule a donation drop-off, if you have any of the following new and unopened items: 
    • N95 masks and/or surgical masks (including handmade)
    • Non-latex gloves
    • Disposable hospital gowns
    • Protective eyewear/safety goggles
    • Sanitizing wipes, pre-packaged hand sanitizer and liquid hand soap
  • E-mail if you would like to order individual boxed meals from a restaurant for our front-line hospital staff.
  • Send a note encouragement to our doctors, nurses and front-line staff that are working tirelessly to ensure every child continues to get the care they need.

Thank you! Together, our LOVE WILL make a difference!

Give wisely: safe donation guidelines

To protect the health and safety of all those in our facilities — kids, parents and care providers — there are a few guidelines you should know about before dropping off your generous donations:

  • Distribution: Donations will be distributed by hospital staff and volunteers; donors may not give out their own items.

  • Safety: Help us keep our patients safe by only donating items that are non-toxic, non-violent and do not contain latex.

  • Condition: Donations must be brand new, in original packaging, with tags attached and odor-free.

  • Affiliation: Because Children’s Mercy is non-denominational, we ask all donors to respect the beliefs of our patients by not including religious gifts.

  • Toys: All stuffed animal donations must be new with tags attached and never have been stored or displayed for any length of time. We cannot accept Nerf guns, spray guns, water guns, pop ball guns, swords, bows and arrows or toy knives.

  • Clothing: Clothing donations must be new with tags still in place.

  • Reading Materials: Reading materials must be new and in good condition. We are unable to accept any textbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries and used activity books.

Thank you for your help keeping our patients and families safe!

Your impact

Kids helping kids

After a lengthy stay in the Burn Unit at Children’s Mercy when he was a small child, Eli wanted to give back to kids going through the same thing. He organized a sidewalk sale and used the money to buy loose-fitting clothes and new toys for kids being treated at the same Burn Unit he was treated in all those years ago.

Have questions about donating goods to Children's Mercy

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

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