Donations

Generous gifts fuel our hospital every day — we’re lucky to have such great supporters whose contributions help speed the healing of children at our main hospital as well as our outpatient centers.

While we love receiving toys, there are other areas of need where your contribution will make a difference. We really appreciate gift certificate donations that we can use to purchase enabling devices and toys. For a full list of the items we’d like the most, please see our wish list.

We use gift donations for different purposes year round. For example, children often have the chance to pick a prize after a particularly hard day or on a special occasion, such as finishing a round of treatment. Also, Skylight TV, our closed-circuit, interactive television station,  hosts several in-house television game shows each week. Everybody’s a winner on Skylight TV, so children receive small prizes daily.

Donation Process

Thank you for your interest in donating holidays toys and other items. Below are a few tips:

  • Our Wish List indicates the items we need most.
  • If you choose to donate a toy, please leave it unwrapped so it is easy for us to  identify quickly and share with our patients.
  • We ask that all 2016 holiday donations are scheduled for delivery by Sunday, December 18th.
  • To arrange and/or schedule a donation delivery and for any questions, please e-mail donations@luriechildrens.org. We do schedule all donations in advance; they are efficiently received and processed through our receiving dock.

If you would like to mail your gift, please address the package to:

Justyna A. Griffin
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Avenue, Box 31
Chicago, IL 60611-2605

Thank you for thinking of our patients and their families!

Other Ways You Can Help

  • Give online now and please note your gift is for patient play programs
  • Plan an event to help support our patients and families
  • Make a tribute gift in honor or in memory of a patient, friend or loved one
  • Donate your car

The Emergency Fund

The Emergency Fund provides assistance to families experiencing extreme financial hardship due to their child's illness. It helps with clothing, utilities, transportation costs and other essentials. Funds are carefully allocated after a full evaluation of the family's needs on a case-by-case basis. To support the Emergency Fund, give online now and note that your gift is for the Emergency Fund, or mail your contribution to:

Social Work Manager/Emergency Fund
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2605

Partners with Parents

A child's illness can devastate a family's finances. Gift certificates to local stores can help struggling parents provide a holiday celebration for their families. Donated gift certificates are distributed to selected families by hospital staff. To support Partners with Parents, give online now and note that your gift is for Partners with Parents, or send gift certificates for moderately priced, easily accessible toy, clothing and food stores to:

Susan Ruohonen/Partners with Parents
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2605