On behalf of our patients and families, thank you for considering a donation. Donated gifts can make a significant impact on patients and families spending time in the hospital. We accept items for newborn, pediatric and adult patients:

Donation Instructions

Donations can be delivered to Community Outreach (located at Mercer Health West Campus) during the following times:

  • 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Please contact us at (419) 678-5216 if you have any questions about donations or if you need more information about delivering your donation. Please note that due to privacy, safety and infection control concerns, you may not deliver donated items directly to patients.


Due to infection control and allergies, there are some restrictions on donations. We CANNOT accept the following:

  • Used toys of any kind – this includes toys that have tags but have been on display on a shelf for a long period of time
  • Items that have been exposed to cigarette smoke, animals, or perfume
  • Food items of any kind
  • VHS tapes
  • Any toys, games or balloons that contain latex
  • Vending machine toys
  • Violent themed toys (swords, guns, etc.)
  • Gift wrapped items

We CAN accept the following:

  • New toys/games in original packaging (not played with)
  • New stuffed animals with tags still attached
  • New books and magazines
  • New DVDs (rated G or PG)
  • New coloring books and crayons
  • Stickers
  • iPads
  • New word search/crossword puzzle books
  • New, unused handmade items (hats, blankets, etc.)
    • Please note these items may not be exposed to cigarette smoke, animals or perfume
    • Please make sure all needles/hooks are removed

These lists are not comprehensive. If you want to be certain your donation items will be accepted, please call 419-678-5216.

Other Donations

If you’d like to make a monetary donation, please donate online or mail to:

MED Foundation
800 W Main Street
Coldwater, OH 45828

For more information, please contact the MED Foundation coordinator at 419-678-5679 or dhemmelgarn@mercer-health.com