Holiday Giving

Institute of Psychiatry Holiday Wishes

Help Bring Joy to Patients In Need

Thank you so much for your interest in donating items to support the patients of The Institute of Psychiatry. We appreciate your help to make sure all of our patients and families have a wonderful holiday season! We have over 100 patients, half being children, that are hospitalized over the holiday season and 40 children and teens in our Star Program provides intensive, comprehensive intervention. Please visit our In-patient wish list or our Star Program wish list and help spread joy this holiday season. Gifts can be shipped directly to us at the address below from all major retailers, including Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target, and your favorite local toy store.

Here are a few guidelines that we ask you to follow when donating:
Our patients range in age from five to adult. Please consider all ages when gifting.
All items must be brand new, unwrapped, and in original packaging.
We are unable to accept candles, sharp instruments or harmful objects, mature-related games/movies/books, large stuffed animals, scooters, skateboards, any size bicycle, or over-sized items. 
Items should be respectful of all religions, cultures, and belief systems. 

Option 1: Shop Online & Ship Items

For contactless and virtual donations, we have our In-Patient wish list and our Star Program wish list available. We are asking donors to use these options to select and send your holiday gifts. This eliminates in-person shopping and the need to deliver directly to us. These lists reflects our greatest needs and preferred gifts. The shipping address is on file and items will be delivered directly to our office. Please allow ample time for delivery.

If you prefer to ship your donation yourself, please mail to:

The Institute of Psychiatry/CECAR
Medical University of South Carolina
67 President Street, MSC 861
South Tower, 4th Floor, BA 404A
Charleston, SC 29425 

Option 2: Drop-Off Donations at MUSC

Please use our In-patient wish list or our Star Program wish list as a guide for item selection.

Donations can be dropped off at the security desk at The Institute of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Building from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. until Dec. 23. Please reference the CECAR Holiday Drive when dropping off your donations.
There is a parking garage at 91 President St, Charleston, SC 29425
Directions to The Institute of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

To request a Gift-in-Kind receipt, please contact us.