The Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital – Make a Gift

Your generosity promotes health and happiness for our youngest patients

On behalf of our patients and families at the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai, thank you for considering a donation. We hope you take pride in knowing that your thoughtfulness and generosity will play a role in helping children escape the physical and emotional pain of their illness.

Monetary Donations

Philanthropic donations of all sizes power every lifesaving treatment and allow our clinical team to deliver individualized care focused on the family and patient. The family works alongside the clinical team to ensure the best outcomes for their sick child at the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai. By donating to the Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai, you will make a difference in the lives of children fighting debilitating illnesses. You’ll also become our partner as we make extraordinary advances that will save the lives of countless children.

Make a Donation Here

If you would like to make a gift through the mail, please send your check or money order, payable to The Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai, to:

LifeBridge Health
Department of Development
2401 W. Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215

Gifts In-Kind

It can be difficult for children and families to spend time in the hospital, but special toys and activities can help ease the stress. Your donation of new toys, crafts and other items provide a welcome distraction.

All in-kind donations must be approved by the Development Staff before they can be accepted. When you are ready to make your donation, please call the Department of Development to schedule your delivery.Because of concerns about allergies and immunity among patients, we only accept donations of new toys. Due to patient confidentiality and infection control, donors are not able to deliver gifts directly to the children. If you still have questions, please contact us at 410-601-4438 or

Child Life Wish List

Our patients range in age from newborns to young adults. Donations of new items from the list below are deeply appreciated by staff and pediatric patients of all ages. Please donate new items only.

Infant and Toddler

  • Infant/Toddler toys (BPA FREE)

  • Rattles (BPA FREE) & All-silicone Chewing Toys

  • Crib soother & sound machines

  • WubbaNub Pacifiers


  • Gift Cards (iTunes, Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Amazon, Subway, Target, GooglePlay)

  • Phone chargers (iPhone & Droid)

  • Nail polish gift sets

  • Adult coloring books & colored pencils

  • Earbuds, headphones & speakers - Bluetooth

  • Sports Team items (hats, lanyards, etc)


  • Small Lego sets

  • Dinosaurs (small & medium)

  • Fisher Price Play Sets and Little People

  • African American & Caucasian Baby Dolls (all plastic)

  • Shopkins, My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop Figures

  • Disney Princess Figures

  • Small/Medium Action Figures (Batman, Spiderman, Ninja Turtles, Rescue Bots, Paw Patrol, etc.)

  • Cars/Trucks

  • Hot Wheels cars

  • Squishies

  • Fingerlings

  • Nerf Basketball & Hoop set

  • Stuffed animals, Pillow Pets & Fleece blankets

  • Electronics and DVDs

  • Current children's movies

  • Current Teen DVDs (No Rated R)

  • PS4 Games

Crafts and Games

  • Classic Board Games, Uno & Regular Cards

  • Play-Doh & Play Doh Toys

  • Elmer’s Glue

  • Colored Pencils

  • 8 and 24-pack Crayons

  • Markers (Washable) & Window markers

  • Washable Paints

  • White paper drawing pads/sketch books

  • Sun Catchers and Paints

  • Wooden crafts to paint with paint

  • Craft Activity Sets

  • Word Searches, Sudoku, Crossword

  • Journal Books

  • Bubbles

For any questions about donating from our Amazon Wish List, please contact Laura Cerulli at 410-601-1031 or

Harry H. Gordon Society

Named in honor of renowned pediatrician Harry H. Gordon, M.D., who during his remarkable career headed the Department of Pediatrics at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, the Harry H. Gordon Society connects Sinai’s former and current trainees and faculty.

Among Gordon’s many students were Dr. Raphael David, who endowed the society, and the late Dr. Liebe S. Diamond, who endowed Sinai's pediatric residency program. Dr. Gordon embodied academic leadership, clinical excellence and compassionate care, hallmarks of Sinai physicians that are also at the core of Sinai training.

About Dr. Harry H. Gordon

A pioneer in the fields of neonatology and child development, Dr. Harry H. Gordon led Sinai’s pediatrics department for a period during the mid-20th century. In 1965, he became the founding director of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Rose F. Kenney Center for Research in Mental Retardation and Human Development, which he led until his retirement in 1972.

Dr. Gordon authored many scientific papers on pediatrics and child development, his research helping to spark early awareness of the special needs of premature infants. He taught at some of the country’s most prestigious medical schools and earned many professional honors, including the first Borden Research Award of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1944 and awards from The Arc (formerly the National Association for Retarded Children) and the American Pediatric Society.