High Need Items

  • Character coloring & activity books
  • Lego sets, including Bionicles
  • All-inclusive craft kits
  • Nintendo Wii games (rated E for Everyone)
  • DVDs (G, PG & PG-13 rated, new releases preferred)
  • Models—car, plane or truck (especially level 1, snap together)Fisher Price medical kits
  • Small Stuffed Animals (Newborn +)

Gift Cards

  • iTunes, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Wal-Mart, Target,, Best Buy, United Art & Education, and Meijer

Toys/ Games/Electronics

  • Children’s toys (all plastic – Little Tykes, Playskool, Fisher Price, V-tech, Disney)
  • Infant Fisher Price Soothers
  • Infant wrist rattles and Sassy rattles
  • Musical toys
  • Infant toys that vibrate
  • Wooden toddler puzzles
  • Chuck and Friends trucks and cars
  • Little People sets 
  • iPod
  • Ear buds (for iPod, discman, etc.)
  • Blank CD-R or CD-RW
  • Graphing calculators 
  • Flash drives
  • Barbie Dolls
  • Die Cast Cars
  • Action Figures
  • Play Doh (Brand name items)
  • Name Brand Toy (Elmo, Dora, etc)
  • Baby First Dolls (Newborn +)
  • Infant visual cards (black and white)


  • New Board books
  • Interactive books (i.e., I Spy, Where’s Waldo?, Magic Eye, Sound Books, etc.)
  • Magazine subscriptions-no religious, guns/violence or anything with sexual content (address to: Edward A. Block Family Library, 702 Barnhill Drive, Room 1719 Indianapolis, IN 46202)
  • New Books - New popular children’s and teen books, multicultural, Golden Books

Art/Craft Supplies

  • Crayola Crayons (also in washable)
  • Crayola washable markers and paints
  • Crayola Model Magic
  • Fiskars scissors
  • Small pencil sharpeners
  • Art drawing pads
  • Posterboard
  • Stickers
  • Fuzzy posters with markers or other “Fuzzy” products
  • Paint by number for young kids and teens
  • Model glue/Model paint
  • Latch hook tool kits
  • Crayola Color Wonder and Explosion
  • Crayola Slick Stix
  • Painting Canvases – various sizes
  • Prismacolor colored pencils and markers
  • Artist trading cards – watercolor
  • Knitting rings (4” diameter)
  • Paint brushes
  • Embroidery thread
  • Sun Catchers with paint
  • Craft & Jewelry kits
  • Pottery kits (cups and banks)

General Needs

  • Box Tops for Education
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D & 9-volt)
  • Nail polish 
  • Juvenile and teen wrapping paper
  • Uninflated Mylar birthday balloons
  • Disposable cameras
  • Designer/character Band-Aids: Disney, Sesame Street, neon, etc.
  • Pocket folders
  • Copy paper
  • Puffs tissues
  • Colts or Pacers Hats & Shirts

Please direct donations and questions to:
The Cheer Guild
705 Riley Hospital Drive, Room 4510
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317.944.8705 or

For the safety of our pediatric patients, please ensure that all donations are brand new, non-toxic and do not include button batteries.

The Cheer Guild accepts ALL donations made to Riley at IU Health. These donations benefit the pediatric patients and are distributed primarily by the Child Life & Creative Arts Therapies Department.