Child Life ProgramThe Child Life Program always appreciates donations to help stock its therapeutic playroom and outdoor playground, distraction bags (full of items to help distract patients during painful procedures) as well as the prize closet (prizes are given to patients as they achieve certain goals during their visit at National Jewish Health). 



  • Rattles, teething rings, shakers, high chair tray toys
  • Musical/light/popup toys
  • Crib side activity toys
  • Board books
  • Infant/Toddler sized balls (softball size) 



  • Cars and trucks
  • Puzzles with knobs
  • Board Games
  • Character toys
  • Art kits, stickers, markers, coloring activities
  • Plastic animals of all sizes and types 



  • Action figures
  • Card games
  • Disposable cameras
  • Board games
  • Art kits, stickers, markers, coloring activities
  • Dolls
  • Slinkies 



  • Gift Cards - $5
  • Madlibs
  • Word searches/activity books
  • Art kits
  • Fleece/cotton pajama pants
  • Puzzle/mind handheld games
  • Music
  • Journals


Larger Items

  • Portable DVD players
  • Popular movies/new releases/classics (rated G, PG, PG-13)
  • Nintendo DS system and games
  • Laptops


Homemade Items

  • Cloth bags - girls/boys, younger and older
  • Fleece blankets for boys and girls, younger and older


Bath Toys

  • Bath toys for all ages
  • Goggles
  • Balls
  • Squirters
  • Plastic animals/figurines
  • Foam letters/numbers
  • Shovels, colanders, pitchers, cups (all plastic)


Miscellaneous Items

  • Stress Balls
  • Books – including the Where’s Waldo and I Spy books


For more information, email the Child Life Office at or call 303.398.1361.