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Food and Toiletry Donations

Help a family whose child is in the hospital by donating food baskets, toiletries or gift cards and bringing some normalcy to their lives.

Holiday Food Baskets

Increased medical expenses and long hours at Nicklaus Children's Hospital can sometimes make it difficult for some of our patients and families to maintain holiday traditions and celebrate special occasions. Thanks to our concerned and generous donors, we are able to provide holiday food baskets throughout the year to those in need. You can help our families have a special holiday by sending a gift certificate from a local grocery store or donating non-perishable food items.

Ashley’s Closet

Nicklaus Children's maintains 27 furnished apartments for families that have children in the hospital for extended periods of time. Statistics have shown that children have a quicker recovery time if their family is within close proximity and involved in their care decisions. Devonshire Apartments can offer some respite to parents and other family members who need housing while attending to a hospitalized child. Nicklaus Children’s Community Guild spearheads the collection of supplies for Ashley’s Closet and they are always in need of travel size toiletries and personal care items, including toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, and other items.


How to donate


If you would like to donate items, you can either drop them off (please call ahead) or send them to:

Nicklaus Children's Hospital
3100 S.W. 62 Ave.
Miami, Florida 33155

For more information about programs like these, please contact Elizabeth Mena at or (305) 666-2889.


3100 S.W. 62 Ave., Miami, Florida 33155

Main Phone: 305.666.2889 | Toll Free: 800.987.8701 | Fax: 305.666.3078