Gifts in Kind
Donations of toys, books, crafts and other types of items to the Alberta Children's Hospital are common, and these are referred to as gifts-in-kind. These donations could be from a child wanting to share good fortune with another child; for example, a child may wish to give new, unopened birthday presents he or she received to the hospital. Other times, a former patient or a family member may wish to express gratitude for the care that was received, and want to give back. This may take the form of individuals or families making a donation, or it may be a school, organization or business that collects items on a larger scale (e.g. toy drive).
Donations are needed for children newborn to 17 years old.
Please follow the following rules for Gift in Kind donations:
- Only new toys and books are accepted due to infection prevention and control here at the hospital.
- All toys and books must be free of corporate branding.
- Gently-used DVD movies and computer games/video game console equipment (e.g. Xbox 360) are occasionally accepted as per need, storage, etc.
- Depending on circumstances (e.g. pandemic concerns, such as the H1N1 outbreak), it may become necessary to decline all gently-used items in order to maintain infection control.