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Donations & Volunteering


We appreciate your interest in supporting the children at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. We are grateful for your donation as it helps us to provide a warm and welcoming environment to our patients and families, and helps to provide therapeutic activities and programming throughout the year. For infection control reasons the following guidelines for donations apply:


General Guidelines for All Gifts/Donations

  • Donations must be brand new and in original packaging
  • We are unable to accept any used or handmade items
  • Due to hospital infection control and safety practices, we are not able to accept stuffed animals
  • We are a fragrance free environment and cannot accept items with a fragrance (i.e. lotions or lip balm)
  • Please do not gift wrap your donation
  • If donated items do not meet our guidelines, we will redistribute them to other local charities

For a list of our most wished-for items, please shop using our Amazon Gift Registry. You may have items delivered directly to the hospital, simply by selecting to ship to our gift registry address. If you are interested in making a donation or need tips or ideas, please contact the Child Life Manager at 207-662-2424 or at




Due to an increase in Covid-19 cases, we are temporarily suspending onboarding of adult volunteers. Please check back to the Maine Medical Center Volunteer webpage Volunteers  for when the application link is back and we have resumed normal operations.

BBCH Wish List

Donations helps us to provide a warm and welcoming environment to our patients and families. See what is on our Wish List!