Community Donations

Generous donations of new and handmade items never fail to bring comfort and smiles to our patients. If you’re an individual or a member of an organization looking to make a difference in your community, consider making Valley part of your community service commitment. Below are some examples of needed items:   

Send a Card to Hospital Patients!

Please consider donating a handmade card to be included on our patients’ food trays! These uplifting, encouraging support items are so appreciated by patients and will comfort them throughout their stay.  Thank you for supporting our patients! 

Cards can be mailed to:

ATTN: Volunteer Resources, CARDS FOR PATIENTS

The Valley Hospital

223 N. Van Dien Ave

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

“Best Medicine” Cart Donations

Scouting troops, students, local organizations and individuals regularly support Valley by donating homemade items to the hospital’s “Best Medicine” cart. Items from the cart, which include cards, bookmarks, crafting items and more, are distributed to patients by our volunteers. 

Best Medicine Cart Wish List

Knitted or Crocheted Item Donations

Handmade items such as afghans, hats for newborns and cancer patients, and fleece lap robes are gratefully accepted and bring much comfort to patients and their families.

The volunteer department also accepts donations of new, acrylic yarn to make comfort items for our patients and their families.

Download our knitting instructions for newborn hats.
View newborn hat sizes.
Download our instructions for no-sew fleece blankets.

Yarnbabies for Preemies

Donations of crocheted Yarnbabies for The Valley Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit have been shown to comfort babies, help them adjust to their environment, and help them experience better breathing and regular heartbeats. 

Unfortunately, we are not accepting donations of Yarnbabies at this time. Please check back frequently for updates. Thank you!

Patient Donation Wish Lists

We welcome donations of new, unused items for our pediatric and senior patients. Books, games, playing cards, crayons and puzzles are just some of the items on their wish lists.

Pediatric Wish List
Senior Patient Wish List 
Kireker Center Wish List

From Our Community: Donation How-To Videos

Our volunteers show you how to make comfort items to enjoy at home! 

No-Sew Fleece Blanket

Chevron Friendship Bracelet

Donations for Staff

Please consider donating a handmade card(s) for our staff as they continue to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.  These meaningful items provide our staff with encouragement and inspiration, fostering their resilience and offering strength in these challenging times. 

Cards can be mailed to:

ATTN: Volunteer Resources, CARDS FOR STAFF

The Valley Hospital

223 N. Van Dien Ave.

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Thanks to Helping Hands members Gabby and Ella Juniors at Ramapo HS in Franklin Lakes for coordinating and delivering the donation of more than 50 goodie bags stuffed with items from our pediatric wishlist.

Card Donation
Thanks to Lily and Alex Goldfarb’s generous donation of handmade cards we can now bring 1, 105 smiles to our patients!
Girl Scouts
Our thanks to Troop 96976 from Wyckoff for brightening the hospital campus and our spirits with their painted rocks with uplifting messages!
thank you cards
Valley staff is grateful for the ongoing community support in the form of donated appreciation cards.
paper crane donation
Ridgewood High School students (and sisters!) Yurina and Mayuna made 1,000 origami cranes to lift the spirits of hospital staff. Their cranes and sign hang in the hospital for all to enjoy!
Handmade donations of Yarnbabies are given to babies in The Valley Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Knit animal donations
A Valley community donor poses with an assortment of her artisan hand-knit animals
Girl Scouts with their blanket donations
Local Girl Scouts made 75 no-sew fleece blankets – each with an inspirational note attached – which they donated to The Valley Hospital for patients and their families
Project Linus blanket donation
A generous donation of blankets from Project Linus Hudson/Bergen Chapter
Community Service & Donations
Valley nurses gratefully accept donations of handmade pillows and cards
Community Service & Donations
Items for The Valley Hospital's "Best Medicine" cart are made possible thanks to the generosity of our community
Community Service & Donations
Volunteers generously donate hand-knit caps for babies in Valley's NICU
Community Service & Donations
Girl Scout Troop 6025 delivers toys, blankets, books and more to pediatric patients