In-kind donations given to the Riley Cheer Guild are used within the Toy Room, where over 14,000 items are distributed each month to patients. These items are given as gifts for the patients and families to keep. Toys can help to pass the time or can be used to distract a child during a painful procedure, while blankets can add color and comfort to a hospital room. The Riley Cheer Guild has a wish list of items that are frequently requested by patients. If purchasing toys, we encourage donors to purchase from the wish list. If making handmade items, we encourage donors to call the Riley Cheer Guild to request a pattern of the handmade items we are in need of at the time. For more information, contact the Riley Cheer Guild office at (317) 944-8705.
Due to limited storage space, monetary donations and gift cards are just as significant as the in-kind toy donations for the Toy Room. These donations give us the opportunity to purchase the toys we need at the time we need them.
To see the current Toy Room Wish List, please click on the link below:
When making a donation to the Riley Cheer Guild’s Toy room, please call us in advance of delivery so that we can add you or your organization to our calendar and have preparations made to accept your donation. Our Office number is (317) 944-8705.
To download a Donation Tax Receipt form, please click on the link below:
Simon Family Tower
705 Riley Hospital for Children
Indianapolis, IN 46202
When you arrive at the hospital, please let the Information Desk know you have a donation for the Riley Cheer Guild.
Please follow these guidelines and procedures when purchasing and/or referring persons to Riley at IU Health for donations.
No-sew fleece blankets are a very popular for patients of all ages. More than 500 blankets are distributed each month, so support from the community in making these blankets is a priority! We ask that the fleece blankets be made as single layer, rather than double layer. All double layer blankets must be x-rayed prior to distribution. Additionally, the double layer blankets can be too hot for many of our patients. Click here to find a pattern to make single layer fleece blankets.