Ways to Give at Cardon Children's Medical Center  

Child Life Wish List

Wish Lists at Cardon Children's Medical Center  

Cardon Children's Medical Center is dedicated to providing assorted toys, games, books and activities to ease the anxiety of our patients and help keep the children's spirits high.

Below are a few items that would make great donations for our pediatric patients. Note: All items must be NEW to prevent the spread of infection.

Infants/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • Teething toys (Sassy, Gerber, First Years, etc.)
  • Rattles
  • Onesies and sleepers
  • Musical toys and music boxes
  • Crib aquariums and crib toys
  • Crib mobiles
  • Baby gyms
  • Board books
  • NEW Teddy bears and stuffed animals
  • Fleece blankets
  • Socks, booties and mittens
  • Picture frames
  • Scrapbooking kits
  • Swings
  • Rocking chairs
  • Strollers


  • Little People play sets
  • Pop-up books and board books
  • Plastic cars, trucks, trains
  • Music and light-up toys
  • Movies 
  • Jumbo crayons
  • Coloring books
  • Musical books
  • Light up toys
  • Telephones
  • Teethers and rattles
  • Popular character toys (Dora the Explorer, Cars, Toy Story, Princesses, Thomas the Tank Engine, etc)
  • NEW stuffed animals
  • bubbles

School Age

  • NEW pillow pets
  • Bionicles
  • LEGO kits
  • Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars
  • Action figures
  • Hand-held electronic games (Yahtzee, Hangman, Connect Four, etc.)
  • Fuzzy posters
  • Craft kits (beads, sand art, model cars, foam stickers)
  • Wood kits…dinosaurs, bird houses, etc.
  • Gift cards (Target, Toys R Us, Blockbuster, etc)
  • Movies (newer releases G and PG -- DVDs)
  • ANY Board games (Clue, Monopoly, Connect Four, etc)
  • Art sets
  • Puzzles
  • Card games
  • "I Spy" books
  • Coloring books
  • Fuzzy velvet posters
  • Fuse bead sets
  • Bubbles
  • Barbies and dolls
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Popular character toys (Dora the Explorer, Cars, Toy Story, Princesses, Thomas the Tank Engine, etc)
  • Pajama bottoms and tops
  • NEW underwear


  • Gift Cards (Target, Wal-Mart, iTunes, Best Buy, etc.)
  • Video games and controllers for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • Handheld electronic games
  • Portable DVD players
  • iPods
  • NEW Teen movies (newer titles - up to PG-13)
  • Art sets
  • Arts and Crafts kits (design-your-own, projects to put together, etc.)
  • Fuse bead sets
  • Fuzzy velvet posters
  • Scrapbooking kits
  • Glitter and gel pens
  • Wood projects to put together and/or paint
  • Art supplies (paint, markers, colored pencils, paintable items, etc.)
  • Stress balls
  • Board games and card games
  • Nerf toys
  • Footballs, basketballs and sports equipment
  • Bionicles
  • Make up and nailpolish
  • NEW Pajama bottoms (both male & female)

Injury Prevention

  • Helmets 
  • Life jacket for smaller kids up to age 8
  • Knee/elbow pads for kids
  • Backless booster seats
  • Smoke alarms
  • Cardon Monoxide alarms
Cardon Children's Medical Center
1400 S. Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 412-KIDS (5437)
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