Holiday Giving & Donations

As a non-profit hospital, we depend on the kindness of our friends and donors to make the holidays happier for patients and families spending time at Lurie Children’s. You can bring hope and joy to kids by making a donation or starting a fundraiser, purchasing an item from our virtual wish list, or donating toys and gifts.

Thank you for your generosity this holiday season!

Make a Holiday Gift

You can make double the impact when you donate during Lurie Children’s Holiday campaign. Thanks to a generous matching gift from Panda Express, your gift before midnight on December 31 will be matched. Every dollar you give will go 2x as far for children like Carter facing serious medical conditions.

Make a Donation

Start a Virtual Toy Drive Fundraiser

Starting a virtual toy drive fundraiser is a great way to bring joy to families spending long days at Lurie Children's. When you host a virtual toy drive, your friends and family can make a monetary donation to your online fundraising page instead of donating a physical toy. Virtual Toy Drives support our Department of Family Services, the team who is working to make the experience less stressful for grown-ups and less scary for sick children. 

Start a Fundraiser

Tune In to Lurie Children's Radiothon

Lurie Children’s Radiothon is a live holiday broadcast to raise funds in support of the patients at families at Lurie Children’s. Tune in to any iHeart Chicago station on December 8 to hear stories of breakthroughs and bravery. All funds raised through Radiothon help fuel research, support families in need and provide lifesaving care to more kids.

Support Radiothon

Donate Toys & Gifts

Receiving age-appropriate toys allows us to create a better and brighter healing environment for our patients. If you would like to make a donation, please email us at Please note that we are only accepting new and unopened items and no cloth donations (clothing, plush items, blankets, etc.). 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 and the items are shipped directly to us. 

Make a Donation

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