2021-22 HOSPITAL NEEDS’ LIST
MEXICO CITY – $25 Walmart gift cards from odd-numbered temples for 2021-22.
MONTREAL – Uses pre-op dolls, pillowcases. Has a classroom. Uses gift cards to Tim Hortons’s, Home Depot, Best Buy, Walmart, and Canadian Tires.
BOSTON – Needs pre-op dolls and neutral boy/girl pillowcases. Uses gift cards to Amazon, CVS, Whole Foods, and Target. Does not want stuffed animals.
CHICAGO – Provides tray favors; needs standard-size pillowcases; uses curved neck pillows and 4” x 6” pillows; uses gift cards for Walmart, Amazon, Lowe’s, Home Depot, McDonald’s, Dairy Queen, Applebee’s, Jewel, and Target; wants burp cloths and adult bibs; teenage items such as Rubik Cubes, journals, adult coloring books, earbuds, and headphones.
ERIE – Uses gift cards to Walmart, Target, McDonald’s, Subway, Amazon, and Chick-Fil-a. Sewing needs are 14 x 14 cloth gift bags with handles (see pattern). Does not want any latex products, button batteries, or stuffed animals. Does want Baby/toddler toys, board books, crayons, coloring books, small toys for patient gift bags, matchbox cars, and I-pads.
GREENVILLE – Needs standard-size pillowcases. Uses $10 gift cards to McDonald’s, Burger King, Chick fil-A, Subway, Wendy’s, QT, Target, Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens. Does not want any used items; collections such as Beanie Babies, cars, collectible Barbies, etc. As our needs are constantly changing, we have created a wish list on Amazon.com that all departments can update weekly.
HONOLULU – Needs new pillows. Has a classroom. Uses gift cards to Walmart, Safeway, and Target.
LEXINGTON – Uses Hot Wheels; large fleece throws; new stuffed toys; coloring books/crayons; toddler and baby toys, Woodshop kits for kids (Amazon ones work best–4-pack set includes Pirate Ship, Fighter Plane, Race Car, and Helicopter for $13.97); small-size girl and boy toys such as Barbies, trucks, theme toys, toddler toys, and baby toys; teen items are in high demand. Uses gift cards to McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Subway, etc., ($5 amounts are for a reward or birthday.)
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – Provides tray favors. Needs standard-size pillowcases. Has a classroom at hospital. Has a Prom and needs Party City gift cards and 5 x 7 photopaper. Uses gift cards to Round Table Pizza, BJs, Starbucks, Chipotle, In & Out, Panera, Amazon, Target, and Walmart. Sewing need is teen pillowcases. They do not need crochet/knit items, Beanie Babies, and used or collection toys.
OHIO (Shriners Children’s Ohio) – Uses gift cards to Walmart, Meijer’s, Best Buy, Google Play Store, iTunes, Target, Speedway, Domino’s, Pizza Hut, and Papa John’s. Due to Covid, as well as limited storage space, we are not accepting toys, wagons, or books right now. Does want face masks for children. New address is: Shriners Children’s Ohio, One Children’s Plaza-2 West, Dayton, OH 45404 513-872-6000, shrinersohio.org (Bethany D., Dir. of Development)
PASADENA – Uses gift cards to McDonald’s, Burger King, Pollo Loco, Amazon, Michael’s, and Target. Due to our outpatient setting, we are not seeking sewing materials, at the moment.
PHILADELPHIA – Has classroom at hospital. Does not want used items or collections.
PORTLAND – Provides tray favors, uses pre-op teaching dolls, needs standard-size pillowcases, and has classroom at hospital. Uses gift cards to Amazon, Target Walmart, Fred Meyer, Michael’s, and JoAnn Fabrics. Sewing needs are shorts converted with snaps on all sides for Perthes Hip-casted patients, shorts of various sizes, quilts for children’s beds, wheelchair bags (12 x 12 with front attached pockets). Does not need school supplies such as pencils, spiral notebooks, markers, etc. Uses, Barbie Dolls and Matchbox/Hot Wheel cars. .
SALT LAKE CITY – Needs standard-size pillowcases and pillows. Uses gift cards to Target, iTunes, Walmart, and Amazon.
SHREVEPORT – Provides tray favors. Needs standard-size, satin pillowcases. Uses gift cards in $10 increments to McDonald’s, Cans, Burger King, Subway, Sonic, and Chick fil-A. Uses gift cards to Hobby obby, Best But, Barnes & Noble, and Walmart. Would like new movies rated G, PG, and PG-13.
SPOKANE – Uses gift cards for iTunes and small denominations to McDonald’s, Domino’s, Subway, Taco Bell, Sonic, and Starbucks. Does not need blankets, quilts, or pillowcases. Would like various sizes of small hospital gowns to fit on dolls or stuffed animals.
SPRINGFIELD – Sewing needs are blankets standard-size pillowcases, walker bags, and wedges.
ST. LOUIS – Needs pillows 8 x 8 or 12 x 12 for respiratory therapy. For annual summer camp, donations ae preferred. Uses gift cards to Taco Bell, Panera, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Subway, Walmart, and Five Below. Currently, does not need toys.
TAMPA – Uses gift cards to McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A, Tijuana Flats, Chipotle, Dairy Queen, Five Guys, Portillos, Wendy’s, Panda Express, PDQ, Little Greek, Target, and Walmart. They do not need masks or blankets, at this time.
TWIN CITIES – Has a Prom and jewelry and accessories for girls and boys are needed. Uses gift cards to McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Arby’s, Subway, Panera, Jimmy John’s, Walmart, Target, and Amazon. Please do not send stuffed animals, knitted or crocheted items, used toys, books or games, items that have been stored, latex toys, used medical equipment, or homemade cards.