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In-Kind Donations

Thank you for your interest in donating to Children’s of Mississippi! Gifts in kind are used in various places throughout Children’s, including the hospital, child life activity rooms, emergency rooms, waiting areas, and clinics. We are so grateful for your kindness and generosity. Please know that our patients and their families join us in gratitude for your time and gifts.

Ways to Help During the Holidays

  • Barnes and Noble Holiday Book Drive: Beginning November 11th, Barnes and Noble is hosting their annual state-wide holiday book drive. When you shop at your local Barnes and Noble in Gulfport, Ridgeland, and Tupelo you now have the option to purchase a book for one of our sweet patients!
  • Make an online purchase from our Amazon Wish list. The items will be sent directly to us.
  • Our 3rd annual Holiday Donation Drop Off Week: Monday, Dec. 16th – Friday, Dec. 20th you can bring you donation anytime between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm without making an appointment! Please click here for more details and to view our wish list.
  • Make an online monetary donation to our Growing Campaign. The Growing campaign will fund the construction of a new hospital building and a dramatic renovation of existing space. Most importantly, this project will help save the lives and improve the health of Mississippi’s children. Growing. So they can grow.

Other giving options:

Please note

  • Please do not wrap donations or make “goodie bags.” Because every patient’s condition is unique, we will be forced to unwrap/unpack donations to ensure appropriateness.
  • In accordance with Infection Control policies and Children’s of Mississippi guidelines, there are a few things we cannot accept or hand out to patients in our care:
    • USED items (even gently used)
    • Religious items, or items that include religious references
    • Stuffed animals
    • Toy weapons or violent video games/movies
    • Candy
    • Latex balloons
    • Food and gas gift cards over $15
    • VISA, MasterCard, American Express gift cards.
    • “Riding” toys, such as bikes, scooters, pogo sticks, wagons
    • Toy kitchen sets/appliances
  • Personal delivery of gifts and/or donations directly to individual patients is not permitted. If you would like to visit with our patients please contact our Child Life Department: 601.984.2110, or ChildLifeSpecialEvents@umc.edu.

If you have any questions, please contact: 601.213.8054, or inkinddonations@umc.edu.