Children's Hospital - Volunteer Services

    747 52nd St.
    Oakland, CA 94609
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    (510) 428-3471

    Pickup: Also accept donated books, magazines & videos by mail.

    Drop-off: Call first

    General Info: Volunteer Services of the Children's Hospital accepts donations of toys and supplies from individuals and groups to supplement the activities and entertainment provided to children. When considering donating toys or items, please keep in mind that our patients range in age from newborns to teens; we especially need items for teens and babies. Donations may be brought to the hospital during weekday office hours; we prefer that holiday donations arrive between Thanksgiving and the week before Christmas.


    Materials Recycled and/or Reused:
    This vendor handles:

  • Video Tapes - Recycle (Rated G, PG, and PG-13 only.)
  • Reuse
    This vendor handles:

  • Art Supplies & Materials - Reuse (Art & craft supplies, crayons, colored pencils, stickers, coloring books, play dough, silly putty, magic markers, gel pens, beading kits.)
  • Baby Items - Reuse (Plastic rattles, plastic teething devices, crib mobiles, infant socks.)
  • Books - Reuse (Books for infants through teenagers.)
  • Magazines - Reuse (Magazines for infants through teenagers.)
  • School / Office Supplies - Reuse (Journals, blank books, note books, stationary sets.)
  • Toys / Games - Reuse (Puzzles, crossword puzzles, mad libs, games, beanie babies, hand-held games, toy cars.)

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