We depend on the generosity of our friends in the community as we strive to provide our patients and families with comforting and engaging items, such as toys, books, stuffed animals, games and craft materials. These resources are used throughout the year in our numerous playrooms and patient rooms, as well as to reward children for completing a procedure or to celebrate a birthday, holiday, or special event. Monetary donations, gift cards, and donations of our regularly used items are truly appreciated.

  • We encourage you to use our online wish list to have our most needed items sent directly to us. This is the safest option for our patients and staff. 
  • To provide a monetary donation, you can give online and select the Cherese Mari Laulhere Child Life Program from the menu. You can also make a check payable to Memorial Medical Center Foundation (MMCF)/Child Life and mail it to MMCF, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806

New and unwrapped items that are most needed include:

Items for Infants and Toddlers
  • Crib-side mounted musical toys
  • Plastic toys with lights, sounds and push buttons
  • Rattles
Items for School-Age Children
  • Play Doh®
  • Bubbles
  • Craft kits and art supplies such as markers, crayons or beads
  • Hot Wheels® cars
  • Dolls
  • Puzzles and board games
  • DVD movies (Rated G and PG)
Items for Teens
  • Portable DVD players
  • DVD movies (rated PG-13)
  • Video game systems and games
  • Gift cards to Target®, Best Buy®, Walmart® or Amazon®
  • Make-up sets and hair accessories
  • Teen appropriate books and magazines
Music Therapy Items
  • Amazon® gift cards
  • iTunes gift cards
  • Guitars (acoustic guitars ½ or ¾ size)
  • Keyboards (61 keys or higher)
  • HAPI Bell with the “D Minor” option
Technology Items
  • Laptop
    • Make: Lenovo
    • Model: T490 or T14
    • Specification
      • Processor: I5 or i7 intel processor
      • Memory: 16 GB
      • Hard-drive: 256 GB SSD
  • iPad
    • Make: Apple
    • Model: iPad Air 3rd Generation or iPad 7th Generation or iPad Pro 2nd Generation     

Contact the Child Life Program at (562) 933-8060 or Rita Goshert at (562) 933-8029 or [email protected] if you have questions.

Giving to Patients

We want to thank you for your interest in donating. We hope to make the process a little simpler for you by sharing some of our donation policies. Watch the video to learn more.