Frequently Asked Questions: In-Kind Gift Donations
The most helpful impact is through a monetary donation to the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, marked for the UI Hospitals & Clinics Caring Fund or the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Fund.
Patients and families benefit from in-kind gifts as well. If you wish to donate new items, please choose from the items we need or call 1-319-467-8087 for detailed information on how to donate.
We accept items year-round for patients of all ages. To protect their health and safety, donated items must follow certain rules. View our list of what can and cannot be accepted, as well as a list of local charities that accept donations that we cannot.
The in-kind donation form should be filled out and included with all in-kind donations. Forms are available at the main entrance information desk and children’s hospital information desk. For items shipped directly from a retailer or business, please include donor information for us to acknowledge your gift.
Due to privacy regulations and infection control polices, a UI Health Care guest services staff member will accept donations on behalf of the organization. We will make sure that items go where they are needed most.
Due to privacy regulations and infection control policies, a UI Health Care Guest Services staff member will make sure that items go where they are needed most.
Please visit our donations page or call our automated gift line at 1-319-467-8087 for detailed information on how to donate.
For additional questions please call Sheri Austin, Concierge Services, at 1-319-356-1900 or Dan Mears, UI Stead Family Children's Hospital, at 1-319-688-5500.