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Thinking of donating a gift to the patients at UF Health? Your contributions make a difference!

When shopping for donations, please remember that we cannot accept used, religious items or items that have violent themes: unwrapped gifts are preferred.  A few ideas for our adult patients include puzzle books (crosswords, sudoku, etc.), playing cards, books on tape, newspapers and magazines.

To make a donation to UF Health, please complete the top portion of this form and contact UF Health Volunteer Services at (352) 265-0360 to make delivery arrangements.  Please submit the form with your donation.

Looking to donate items to UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital?

Did you know that UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital can only accept donations of brand new toys? Are you wondering what donations are appropriate and are needed at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital? We created this Wish List to help you.

The UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital Child Life Program serves patients aged newborn to 21+ years.  We have 88 general pediatric beds; 24 intensive care beds.  (There are also 52 neonatal intensive care beds.)

For the general pediatric population (approximately 100 beds) the general breakdown is 20 beds each: Infants, Pre-school, School Age, Pre-adolescent, and Adolescent/ Young Adult.

Specific character items are always appreciated!  Spongebob, Shrek, Spiderman, Dora, Thomas the Train, Phineas and Ferb, Scooby Doo, Elmo, Cars etc. For infection control purposes stuffed toys, cloth items are not acceptable. No latex balloons (choking hazard and latex allergy). Mylar (foil) balloons are OK.

To make a donation to UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, please complete the top portion of this form and contact UF Health Volunteer Services at (352) 265-0360 to make delivery arrangements.  Please submit the form with your donation.