With over 20 programs and services, we rely heavily on in-kind donations. We accept new, unused items in their original packaging, all year long to support our families. It's more than a donation. Your contribution directly supports patients and families who are being served by the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program.

If you have questions or would like to donate items from our wish list, email matt.pennachi@duke.edu or call 919-684-4497.

Self-Image Resources

  • Scarves (72" preferred for scarf tying)
  • Wigs
  • Hats (men's and women's)
  • Turbans
  • Lip balm (unscented)
  • Blankets
  • Socks
  • Amazon Wish List

Art Supplies

  • Journals
  • Crayons (small boxes)
  • Color pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Markers
  • Adult coloring books
  • Captain Creative Bold Mini Magic Nuudles
  • Yarn
  • Crochet hooks (plastic)
  • Knitting needles (plastic)


  • Play Station 5
  • XBox One
  • Nintendo Switch and games
  • Tablets
  • PlayStation 4 games
  • XBox 360 games (sports and action)
  • Nintendo Wii games


  • Board Games
  • Scrabble
  • Connect Four
  • Checkers
  • Card Games
  • Playing cards
  • Uno
  • Skipbo
  • Word/Number Games
  • Word search puzzles
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Sudoku

Chemo Care Kits

  • Notepads
  • Word search puzzle books
  • Lip balm (unscented)
  • Lotion (unscented)
  • Pens
  • Blankets
  • Ear plugs
  • Mints
  • Sleep masks
  • Neck pillows

Legacy Items

  • Recordable story books
  • Stuffed animals
  • Memory books
  • Pillowcases
  • Voice recorded photo frames
  • Handprint kits

Donate to the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program

Make a gift online or call 919-385-3129 to make a gift over the phone.

Learn More about the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program

To learn more about services and resources offered through the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program program, call 919-684-4497 or email cancersupport@duke.edu.

This page was reviewed on 10/10/2023