At UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, we try our best to help our patients and families feel as welcome and comfortable as they would at home. We rely on donations of new toys, books, stuffed animals, craft materials, and other items throughout the year, not just at the holidays.
These donations are used in the hospital's numerous playrooms by our therapists as part of a patient's treatment plan. They are also used to comfort and entertain a child during the hospital experience. Donations also make it possible for patients to select a gift following the completion of a procedure or to celebrate a significant event such as a birthday, holiday, or the end of treatment.
How to Donate
Gift Drop-off Location and Hours
- Read our in-kind donation guidelines
- Look over our wish list
- Complete our online form to arrange a date and time for your donation drop-off
Children’s Hospital & Research Center Foundation's offices are located at:
2201 Broadway, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
The entrance to the building is on 22nd Street. A foundation staff member will meet you curbside at your designated drop off time. Please make sure that all items are in clear plastic bags so that they can be reviewed. Note: Items not meeting our guidelines
cannot be accepted.
Drop off hours are Mondays from 12:30 - 3:30 PM and Wednesdays from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Extended drop-off hours are added during the winter holiday season.
Thank you for inquiring about our Wish List for patients at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Please remember that due to our infection control policies and for the safety of our patients, we are only able to accept new and unwrapped items in their original packaging.
For questions about donating in-kind items, email
us or call 510-428-3814.
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