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Toy & Gift Donations

While we truly appreciate your intent to donate, we are currently ONLY accepting donations made through our Amazon Wish Lists. We will not be able to accept personal packages sent to us, nor can we support in-person deliveries. If you would like to donate through our Amazon Wish Lists, our teams would be thrilled! These lists are composed of items directly requested from the teams within our hospital.

To visit our Amazon Wish Lists, please click here.

Thank you so much for your understanding and support of the patients and families in our care!

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. If your donation is specific to our Hematology and Oncology patients, please contact Elizabeth Ciesielski. For all other donation inquiries, please email donations@luriechildrens.org after reviewing the guidelines below.

Donate through our Amazon Wish Lists

Receiving age-appropriate toys and other items allows us to create a better and brighter healing environment for our patients. In support of patient safety and CDC guidelines, we are only able to receive such donations from our Amazon Wish Lists. Therefore, we are currently unable to accommodate toy drop-offs from the community. The Wish List is updated regularly based on the current needs of our patients and families.

Donate Gift Cards

Gift cards in small denominations (think $5 - $30) makes an incredible impact for our patients and families staying with us at Lurie Children’s. We are able to use these 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 specifically 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