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Toy & Gift Donations

Thank you for your interest in supporting Lurie Children’s. We are fortunate to have generous supporters whose contributions enhance the patient-family experience at our main hospital as well as our outpatient centers.

There are several ways to support our patients and families at Lurie Children’s. For all donation inquiries, please email donations@luriechildrens.org after reviewing the guidelines below. If your donation is specific to our Hematology and Oncology patients, please contact hemoncdonations@luriechildrens.org.

Donate Toys & Gifts

In-Person 

Receiving age-appropriate toys allows us to create a better and brighter healing environment for our patients. If you would like to donate in person, please email us at donations@luriechildrens.org.

Please note that we are only accepting new and unopened items. We are only able to accept cloth donations (clothing, plush items, blankets etc.) from our Amazon Wishlist. At Lurie Children’s, we care for infants through young adults and appreciate donations that reach patients of all ages. 

Amazon Wish Lists 

We are also accepting donations through our Amazon Wish Lists. These lists are curated by our staff based on the current needs of patients and families. These items are shipped directly to us.  To visit our Amazon Wish List, click here. If you would like to donate specifically to the Hematology/Oncology department, please visit their Amazon Wish List here.

Donate Gift Cards

Gift cards in small denominations ($5 - $30) makes an incredible impact for our patients and families staying with us at Lurie Children’s. We use gift card donations to purchase adaptive toys that increase patient access to play and communication, supplies for special events and milestones (birthday and graduation celebrations), specific toys that are unique to a certain patient’s needs, and gifts tailored to our adolescent population.

Gift cards from the below organizations offer a broad range of choices:
Please ensure the gift card value is stated on the card.

  • Amazon
  • Walgreens
  • Target
  • Apple

Please mail your gift card donation to the following address:

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

Other Ways You Can Help

Feel Good Gifts

Feel Good Gifts are symbolic of the people, programs and research that help us discover cures, care for kids and support local communities. Feel Good Gifts are tax-deductible donations that support Lurie Children’s campaign for every child. When you shop Feel Good Gifts, you will be giving a gift that contributes to current research or direct patient programming. Each gift comes with a free card. For more information contact Kara Frost at kfrost@luriechildrens.org.

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 cards to local stores can help struggling parents provide holiday celebrations for their families. Following a full evaluation of a family’s needs, donated gift cards can be distributed by hospital staff. To support Partners with Parents, give online now and note that your gift is for Partners with Parents, or send gift cards (valued $10-50) for an 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