Toy Drive & Wish Lists

Our favorite tradition lasts all year long!

Support patients this holiday season and throughout the year! See all the ways you can support our patients.

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It's Always the Season to Spread Joy!

South Florida, you know what it means to put a smile on the face of a child. In 2023, you donated 30,000 toys (and counting!) with a value of $607,000. Read more. Your generous toy donations, gift cards, cash donations through the Virtual Toy Drive, and Amazon list purchases all work together to help our team create memories for our patients. Our staff distribute toys and gifts during the holidays and all year long!

The Toy Drop-Off took place on December 16, 2023, but you can still donate through our Virtual Toy Drive or Amazon Wish Lists! Scroll down on this page for more information.

Kids holiday toys

Ways You Can Help

1. Virtual Toy Drive 

Create your very own Virtual Toy Drive Fundraiser to help raise money for toys for Nicklaus Children’s patients. Our Nicklaus Children's Staff use the funds to provide personalized items for children visiting all Nicklaus Children's locations, from birthday celebration boxes to play therapy games, our popular Golden Toy Prize Towers, and bedside buddy games.

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2. Become Corporate Sponsor

Businesses and organizations love to give back to our patients by joining us as sponsors for Spread Joy each holiday season. If you are a business or corporation interested in exploring sponsorship opportunities, please get in touch! We have lots of great marketing benefits. Email us at

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3. Purchase from our Amazon Wish Lists

Main Wish List

Want to support a Nicklaus Children’s location near you? Purchase a toy or game off of one of our Amazon wish lists across each of the outpatient centers below.

4. Drop Off Toy Donations 

The toy donation drop-off was held on Saturday, December 16, 2023. If you have a toy donation and would like to reach our team, please email us at

Due to strict infection control policies, all donated items must be new and unwrapped. No used, or lightly used, toys can be accepted. We are unable to accept clothing, blankets, latex balloons, candy/food items, or violent toys. ​

5. Purchase Discounted Cards (for the holidays or any occasion!) on

Minted Fundraising ProgramWhen you shop for cards on, use the code FUNDRAISENICKLAUS to receive a 20% discount!

With the code, 15% of your purchase will be donated back to Nicklaus Children’s to benefit our patients and families. Happy shopping!

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 2023 Spread Joy Sponsors

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