Gifts & Donated Items to Patients

Thank you for bringing a little sunshine into our patients’ lives.

Baby girl, sitting next to plush dog, holding plush bear

We are constantly blown away by the generosity of individuals, families, communities, and businesses who give what they have to benefit those in need within our local community.

We are so thankful to receive a variety of gift donations which help provide comfort, distraction, and joy to our patients of all ages.

Items which are always needed

(brand new condition only)*

  • Colouring in books
  • Reading books for all ages
  • Toys, games, and crafts for all ages

Handmade items

If you have a talent for sewing, knitting, and crochet we’re always in need of a regular supply of handmade items to support the care and comfort of patients across the health service.

These items include, but are not limited to:

  • Quilts and blankets
  • Soft toys (no button eyes)
  • Beanies and scarves
  • Drip and catheter bags
  • Premi clothing sets

If you would like to help with any of these items and gifts, handmade or brand new, please get in touch with our Volunteer Manager.

If you are thinking of donating gifts to patients in hospital, we'd be very grateful if you would consider the above list of items or contact us with your ideas.

Please note, we cannot accept the following items:

  • Items which have button batteries
  • Political, controversial, religious items
  • Items with sharp edges
  • Food or toxic items (no latex) and scented items
  • Small items (which could be swallowed)

Donating your items

Please deliver your donations to Toowoomba Hospital Foundation Office: Toowoomba Hospital Campus, Pechey St Entrance, Toowoomba. Deliveries can be made between 8.30am to 4.30pm from Monday through Thursday and between 8.30am to 4pm on Fridays (excluding public holidays).

If you’re able to notify us of your arrival in advance, we would love to arrange to take a photo with you and the donated item/s, for inclusion on our social media platforms.

If you would like to contact us to arrange a delivery time, please email volunteers@


Your donation goes directly towards supporting sick and injured patients receiving care and treatment with Darling Downs Health. Join us in making a lasting difference in the lives of our patients.


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