There are many ways in which you can help the patients and families at UI Hospitals & Clinics and UI Stead Family Children's Hospital!


We are grateful for the generosity and appreciate all the individuals and organizations that bring cheer and comfort to our patients and their families.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are only able to accept donations that are mailed or shipped directly from a retailer or business to UI Hospitals & Clinics and UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital until further notice. In person donations cannot be accepted at this time. We will resume accepting other types of donations at a later date. Please check back, as this page will be updated as circumstances change.

Monetary donations

You can make the biggest impact on our patients and families by making a monetary donation to the University of Iowa Center for Advancement. Donate online or call 1-800-648-6973 and select UI Hospitals & Clinics Caring Fund or UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Fund.

In-Kind Donations

Items we need

Amazon wish lists

Browse our Amazon wish lists for items that are popular with patients and families. When you order online your gifts will be delivered directly to UI Health Care. Please include donor information for us to acknowledge your gift.

Only new items can be accepted.

UI Hospitals & Clinics wish list

Items on this wish list will touch the lives of our pediatric, teen, and adult patients and families. These items will help provide comfort and smiles, celebrate special occasions, and help meet some of the emergent needs of our patients and families.

UI Stead Family Children's Hospital wish list

This wish list was created by the Child Life Program with specific items to bring joy to patients at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Items have been carefully selected for each age group. These items will be given to patients to promote normalcy, socialization, and expression.

Gift cards are also welcome for patients, especially from:

  • UI Hospitals & Clinics Food and Nutrition Services
  • UI Hospitals & Clinics Volunteer Services
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • iTunes
  • Amazon
  • Local or chain restaurants

Gift cards for staff

UI Health Care is also accepting gift cards that will be used to recognize our hard-working staff.

  • Each gift card must be within a $5-$25 range.
  • Gift cards must be for goods such as food, groceries, gasoline, or merchandise.
  • We are not accepting gift cards for services at this time.
  • Gift cards must be valid/not expired and for businesses that are currently open.

Mail gift cards to UI Hospitals & Clinics

Gift card donations are able to be sent in via mail with an in-kind donation form to this address:

UI Health Care
200 Hawkins Drive
1104 RCP
Attention: Concierge Services
Iowa City, IA 52242

How to donate your items

  1. Please complete a donation form.
  2. Please call Concierge Services at 1-319-356-1900 or email to schedule a donation drop-off.
Please do not drop off items at UI Hospitals & Clinics or UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

We are only able to accept donations shipped directly from a retailer or business at this time.

Have a donation that UI Health Care can't accept?

Consider donating to these local charities instead: