2021 Sanford Children’s wish list – Sioux Falls

The Sanford Children’s pediatric teams are grateful for donations. Thank you for thinking of our patients and their families!

Please drop off donations in the red bin in the entryway of the Sanford Children’s Hospital, 1600 W. 22nd St., Sioux Falls.

Bolded items below indicate our greatest needs.


  • Wub-A-Nubs
  • Pop-Up Toys
  • Hardcover books
  • Infant rattles, o-balls, links
  • Wooden peg puzzles
  • Stacking toys
  • Infant musical and light/sound toys
  • Shape sorters
  • See-n-Says
  • Infant clothing and swaddle blankets
  • Rubber blocks
  • Bath toys
  • Paw Patrol items



  • Lego sets (all ages for boys and girls)
  • Pop Its (all sizes)
  • Popular character toys (Mickey Mouse, Frozen, Paw Patrol, Disney Princess, Descendants, etc.)
  • Playdoh packs
  • Trains, tractors, Matchbox cars
  • Shopkins, Polly Pockets
  • Action figure toys (Superheroes, Star Wars)
  • Crayola coloring sets/kits
  • Art and craft kits
  • Baby dolls, clothes and accessories
  • American Girl Doll clothes and accessories
  • Barbies and Barbie toy sets
  • Magna Doodles
  • Fisher Price medical kits
  • Dramatic play sets
  • Board games
  • Slime making kits
  • Skittles chapstick
  • Beanie Boo’s
  • Squish EEZ



  • Gift cards $5 to $25 increments (SCHEELS, Target, Wal-Mart, movie theatres, Best Buy, Visa/Mastercard, etc.)
  • Adult coloring books
  • Cell phone accessories, ear buds, speakers
  • Sports caps or clothing (NFL, NBA, collegian)
  • Hunting/fishing accessories, camo items
  • Activity kits (cars, jewelry, science, etc.)
  • Make-up, nail polish, jewelry, hair items, press on nails, hairbrushes
  • Make up bags/Caboodles
  • Bath and Body sets
  • Teen girl jewelry (bracelets, earrings, etc.)
  • Card games – playing cards, Skip-Bo, UNO
  • Sports water bottles
  • Craft sets
  • Diamond Dotz
  • Yeti/Ozark/Hydroflask water bottles and accessories (silicone straws, stickers, etc.)



  • Gift cards (gas, restaurant, retail, groceries, Visa/Mastercard)
  • Clothing (all sizes – child and adult)
  • DVDs rated G and PG (English or Spanish)
  • New stuffed animals
  • Blankets
  • Lip Smackers gift sets
  • Fleece tie blankets



The Sanford Boekelheide NICU is hosting a book drive to support their Tiny Tales Book Club. The NICU team is accepting new, board cover edition books. Spanish versions are also appreciated. Book donations can be placed in the red bin located in the Sanford Children’s lobby.

Requested books:

  • “Little Blue Truck”
  • “Good Night Moon”
  • “Guess How Much I Love You”
  • “Love You Forever”
  • “Llama Llama Red Pajama”
  • “Very Hungry Caterpillar”
  • “Giraffes Can’t Dance”
  • “Brown Bear”
  • “On the Night You Were Born”

Tiny Tales Book Club aims to increase early social and language skills of NICU infants. Caregivers read to stable infants who are at least 32 weeks gestation.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to support Sanford Children’s Hospital, please visit the following link: sanfordhealthfoundation.org/givegood. Please call (605) 312-6700 with any questions regarding monetary donations. Thank you for making a difference this holiday season!

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