Holiday Wish List

Your donations can help CHEO Bear fill his Holiday Shopping List for the children and youth at CHEO-OCTC and Roger Neilson House

CHEO Bear loves the holidays and he wants to make sure that all children and youth continue to get the best care, treatment and love during their visits or stays at CHEO-OCTC over the holidays and throughout the year.

CHEO Bear has a very special list of things the children, youth and families at CHEO-OCTC need, and by donating to CHEO Bear’s Holiday Shopping list, you will truly make a difference during the holidays and all year long. For infection prevention reasons and to protect our patients, only NEW, UNUSED UNWRAPPED items in ORIGINAL packaging will be accepted. Please also ensure that your donation DOES NOT CONTAIN LATEX.  We cannot accept any gently used or previously owned items. We also do not accept personal notes and handmade crafts.

Here is what’s on CHEO Bear’s Shopping list:

Arts and Crafts Supplies:  paint brushes, construction paper, markers, pencil crayons and crayons (no more than 8packs), acrylic paints, scrapbook paper and supplies, stickers, self-stick foamies, wooden craft, birdhouse and treasure boxes, canvasses and glitter.

Personal Items:  hairbrushes and toothbrushes, pyjama bottoms (with no strings), all sized boys and girls underwear, newborn and infant clothing up to 2 years old, deodorant, personal size shampoo and soaps, socks and slippers (skidded for safety), hair elastics, nail polish, lip balms (for boys or girls).

Distraction Tools:  board books, I Spy books, fiction and non-fiction books for all ages, journals, colouring books (including adult style), board games (Connect 4, Candyland, Monopoly, Sorry, Blokus, Scrabble, Snakes and Ladders, Othello, Skipbo, Chess, Game of Life), puzzles for all ages, word search books, Sudoku, modelling clay, perrla beads, matchbox cars, TY beanie boos, stress balls (no latex) and fidget spinners.

Physical Activities:  adult and youth sized snow shoes, ice skates and cross country skis and poles

Electronics:  iPads, laptops speakers, USB keys, colour printer, mini speakers, personal radios, Xbox 360 and Xbox one games (E for everyone, Sports, Minecraft and Lego), Xbox 360 wireless and wired controllers, portable DVD players, laptop

Gift Cards*:  for gas, groceries, restaurants, movies or phone calls; Dollar Store, Walmart, Winners, Chapters, Indigo, Shoppers Drug Mart, Tim Hortons, Starbucks, Michaels, Costco. Bus tickets also come in very handy. *Denominations of $10, $20, $25 to $50 only please.

We thank you for helping make a difference in the lives of the children and youth at CHEO-OCTC and Roger Neilson House during this special time of year!

If you would like to contribute to a specific department or program, please email with the department or program you are wishing to contribute towards.  General inquiries can also be directed to or by calling 613-738-3933.

Donations can be dropped off at the CHEO Foundation, 415 Smyth Rd., between Mondays and Fridays from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  To set up an appointment, please email

CHEO-OCTC services patients from newborn to eighteen years old. Please don’t forget our older population.