Pro bono donations of services are also essential to continuing our work and maintaining our low operational overheads, thus maximising the donated dollars that we can pass onto our five partner hospitals. For example, CHFA has greatly benefitted from the generously donated expert services such as graphic and website design and web hosting.
For further information on any of the above avenues of support please contact Children’s Hospital Foundations Australiainfo@childrenshospitals.org.au
In-kind support reduces our overhead costs and allows more resources to be used directly to assist our partner hospitals.
Toy and Book Donations
Each of the Children’s Hospital Foundations Australia partner hospitals warmly accept donations of toys and books from the community year-round.
If you have toys that your children no longer need, or have never used before, instead of throwing them away, you can donate them to one of the our children’s hospitals, and in doing so will help to brighten the life of a sick child.
Please note - Donated toys need to be in good condition to ensure that they are safe for the little ones who will be playing with them. If the toy is new, then please include the original packaging. For hygiene and infection control reasons, the best toys are those which are made of plastic or wood.
Toy Donation suggestions
Baby toys: Activity, light-up, and/or musical toys, Rattles, small hand toys, Stacking rings
Toddler Toys: Wooden puzzles, simple stacking blocks such as Duplo , Toy cash register/ Kitchen/ Tools for role play, Play Doh
Pre school and school aged: Doll house furniture and people ,Action figures, super heroes, Lego, and small wooden or plastic activity sets Popular characters –Thomas the Tank Engine, Little People Activity Sets
Book Donation Suggestions
Baby book suggestions: Books: Soft vinyl, hard cardboard, musical
Toddler Book suggestions: Books: pop-up, musical, popular characters
Pre school book suggestions: Colouring, or word search books
DVD Donation Suggestions
The Wiggles, Hi Five, Thomas the Tank Engine
Pre School: Playschool, Curious George, Blues Clues