Pediatric Emergency Department & Pediatric Inpatient Unit


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Thank you for your interest in donating to the children we serve at Northwest Community Hospital.  We depend on people, just like you, to provide the extra touches that make a child’s day in the hospital a little better.

We care for children through the Northwest suburbs in a variety of different areas such as our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Pediatric Emergency Department (ED), and the Pediatric Inpatient Unit.

The Pediatric ED sees over 10,000 children a year, and the Pediatric inpatient unit has approximately 2,000 admissions per year. We also see pediatric patients in our Imaging department, as well as our Immediate Care Centers.

Many donations are accepted, but we are unable to accept donations of used toys, used stuffed animals, candy or religious items. For more information, please call 847-618-8405.

Northwest Community Hospital Pediatrics Wish List

All items must be new, unless otherwise specified.

Under $1

  • Match box cars/trucks
  • Pin wheels
  • Bubbles
  • Playing cards
  • Fun Pads
  • Crayons

Under $10

  • Infant Rattles and Teethers
  • UNO Cards
  • Coloring Books
  • Small Puzzles
  • Barbie Dolls
  • Washable Action Figures
  • Tea Sets (Plastic only)
  • Fisher Price Shape Sorter
  • Board Games - Any Variety
  • Busy Boxes (washable-no cloth)

Under $20

  • Arts and Crafts kits
  • Play-doh and Play-doh activity kits
  • Fisher-Price toy doctor kits
  • DVDs (English and Spanish)
  • DVDs for teens
  • Nintendo GameCube games (used, in good condition)
  • Hand-held electronic games

Under $50

  • Washable crib mobiles
    (especially musical)
  • Infant Layette sets
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