Thank you for thinking of the children in hospital this Christmas!

Your donation will make a significant difference to the spirit and morale of children during treatment and recovery and provide them with a sense of normality and FUN!

Donated toys and resources will be used for birthday presents, significant milestones, special events such as Christmas, and to stock play spaces in waiting rooms.

Every donation is truly valued and appreciated and we couldn’t do it without your support!

Christmas Toy Drives

Our community is amazing at coming together in support of sick kids, especially during the festive season.  This year we will be running a Christmas Toy Drive drop-off centre, to encourage all donors to deliver donations in time for us to reach out and support as many families as possible in the lead up to Christmas and into the New Year.

Location:

Somerville House, Gate 1, Graham Street, South Brisbane (opposite Queensland Children’s Hospital)

Dates and times:

Saturday 11 December from 9am-12pm

Monday 13 to Thursday 16 December from 9.30am-2.30pm

Friday 17 December from 9.30am-4pm

If you are collecting items on behalf of a group, you might like to consider registering your Toy Drive with our team, so we know to expect your extremely generous donation. By registering your Toy Drive, we can also support you with a poster, flyer, social media tile, and Letter of Authority to ensure your Toy Drive is a huge success!

Please refer to our Christmas donation Frequently Asked Questions for more information and details on what items are in need.

Donations outside of these times will also be welcomed however please note that they will need to be delivered to Queensland Children’s Hospital.  Please call us on 3068 1662 to arrange a drop-off time.

Items we always require

Babies and toddlers (0-24 months)

Easy to clean items such as rattles, stacking blocks, things that light up and flip, push and pull toys.

Younger children (3-7 years)

Plastic animals and dinosaurs, cars, trucks, individual Barbies, Shopkins, My Little Pony toys, cooking sets, pencils and crayons

Older children (8-12 years)

Puzzles under 500 pieces, remote control cars, action figures, colouring activities, pens and pencils, individual craft packs.

Teenagers (13+ years)

Gift Vouchers, rubix cubes and educational puzzles, bluetooth speakers and headphones, iPads, Mindfulness colouring books and board games.

Other items

• Clothes for all ages and all sizes, including adults, such as T-Shirts, shorts and skirts, pajamas, shoes, and thongs.

• DUPLO for all ages

• LEGO for 7+ is always appreciated

Donation Restrictions

For the safety of children and to abide by hospital restrictions, there are unfortunately a number of items we cannot accept. This includes:

• Political, controversial, religious items
• Food or toxic items (no latex)
• Anything with button batteries
• Items with sharp edges
• Small objects
• Knitted Blankets

Donation Delivery

Please call us on 3068 1662 to arrange a time to deliver to:

Volunteer Services
Queensland Children’s Hospital
79 Raymond Terrace,
South Brisbane QLD 4101