We collect a variety of goods which are distributed to children at the Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Twin Cities. This includes: CLOTHING, TOYS and KNITTED ITEMS. 

Below are some general items of need. Please refer to the current Thru the Window newsletter for an up-to-date list of needed items.


  • Baby Dolls, Barbie® Dolls, Games (teen & pre-teen), Frisbees, Footballs, Basketballs, Magic Sets, Coloring & Activity Books

Fleece blankets — designs for boys and girls (finished measurement 48" x 60") 

Ice Bag Covers — 8" x 10" (with draw strings) 

Shorts (Boys & Girls)

  • Shorts open at sides (including waist), Side closures can be Velcro, snaps or grips.
  • Knit or woven. Hospital staff prefers elastic waists, no metal and if there is a fly, a closure such as one button so they can be unisex.

Tee shirts all sizes and all colors

Please make sure that all donations of clothing, blankets, afghans, etc. are CLEAN and SMOKE FREE . Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. 

We are a federally approved nonprofit organization with our own 501(c)(3) charitable designation. A gift from you is tax deductible. Please contact us if you require our IRS number for your tax records.