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Christmas in July Toy Drive to Benefit Sick and Injured Children in Hospital

Posted: 6/20/2018

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- To benefit sick and injured children during their time in the hospital, The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart has launched a Christmas in July Toy Drive. The Children’s Hospital is seeking donations of toys for its playrooms and child life program, as well as to offer patients at the bedside. For infection control and safety reasons, items must be new, and toys must be washable (plastic or wood). Please no toys with violent themes.

The following items represent the hospital’s areas of greatest need:

Infant Toys

  • Blankets
  • Balls
  • Telephones
  • Rattles
  • Teethers
  • Plastic Links
  • Plastic Blocks
  • Light Up/Musical Toys
  • Baby Mittens/Socks

Toddler/School Age

  • Matchbox Cars
  • Large Trucks/Cars
  • Small Lego Kits
  • Super Hero Characters
  • Bubbles (wedding size)
  • Slinkys
  • Squeeze Balls
  • Whistles
  • Baby Dolls (all ethnic groups)
  • Musical Instruments
  • Stuffed Animals (small/medium)
  • Little People Figures
  • Music CDs
  • Classical
  • Relaxation
  • Kidz Bop
  • Lullaby
  • Themed Toys
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Paw Patrol
  • PJ Masks
  • Peppa Pig
  • Princess Sofia
  • Trolls
  • Disney Princesses


  • Blankets
  • Nail Polish/Manicure Sets
  • Water Bottles
  • Fun Cups
  • Chapstick
  • Body Wash
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Brushes/Combs
  • Hair Accessories
  • Word Find Books
  • Cross Word Books
  • Earbuds/Headphones
  • Pill Boxes (for teaching medication compliance)

Art Supplies

  • Playdough/Playdough Tools
  • Flarp
  • Slime
  • Orbeez / Water Beads
  • Crayons
  • 8 Count
  • 16 Count
  • Jumbo
  • Colored Pencils
  • Washable Markers
  • #2 Pencils
  • Paint Strips
  • Coloring Books (child and adult)
  • Fuzzy Posters
  • Art Sets
  • Craft Kits


  • Card Games
  • UNO
  • Phase 10
  • Regular Cards
  • Handheld Games
  • Yahtzee
  • Texas Hold Em / Poker
  • Bop It

Donations for the Christmas in July Toy Drive can be dropped off at the information desk in the lobby of The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart, which is located at 5151 N. Ninth Avenue in Pensacola. Donation receipts will be provided. For information, call 850-416-2657.

The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart is a 117-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to meet all of a child’s medical needs, from a pediatric emergency room and neonatal intensive care unit to pediatric intensive care, cancer care, rehabilitation and a medical staff of more than 120 board-certified physicians across 30 pediatric specialties. The Children’s Hospital provides quality, compassionate care to children, regardless of their parents’ ability to pay. For more information, visit

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