Every child deserves the best chance at a healthy future and the generous support of our community is essential to reaching that vision. There are many ways to give and a few are shown below. For more ideas, visit the Children’s Hospital Foundation Website
and help us realize this vision.
Giving online is a safe, simple, and time-efficient way to support Children's Hospital. Your secure online tax-deductible donation will provide help and hope to thousands of sick children and their families. Make your donation now
Donate by Mail
To make a cash or check contribution by mail, you can download our donation form.
Please address your donation to:
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation
2201 Broadway, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612-3017
Attn: Gift Processing
Donate Toys & In-Kind Items to Children's Hospital Oakland
An additional way to support Children's Hospital Oakland is through the donation of toys and supplies for our patients, and toiletries for patient-parents. "In-kind" donations or non-cash donations such as new toys, books, stuffed animals, craft materials, and other items can go a long way in giving a patient and their family comfort.
To review our wish list and get instructions for scheduling your donation delivery, go to: In-Kind Donations
For more information about tax-deductible in-kind contributions:
Phone: (510) 428-3814
Memorial or Honor Gifts
A memorial or honor gift to Children's Hospital is a meaningful way. Recognize the accomplishment of a friend or family member with an honor gift. Remember the life of a friend, relative, or colleague with a memorial gift. Create a tribute
page to share the story of a loved one and raise funds to help advance pediatric medicine. You can honor special people in your life, and at the same time touch the lives of sick children and their families.
Imagine if you could help advance pediatric healthcare, both locally and globally, and achieve your retirement and estate planning goals at the same time. Gift planning provides a number of easy giving options for the donor who has ever said, “I wish I could do more”. The most important gifts we receive each year are from donors who have included a gift in their will or living trust. Regardless of the size, these gifts express the donor’s legacy of caring for the health and well being of our community's children – now and for years to come. Gift planning can also help supplement your retirement income and save taxes, and your plan can be tailored to meet your financial situation and goals. A good friend who left a gift in his living trust once said that gift planning is for the donor who wants to "help save tomorrow’s children”.
More: Children's Foundation Gift Planning Website
Contact: Mary Jane Perna, (510) 428-3860
Plan a Fundraiser
Special events planned by community groups are a vital source of funding for Children's. If you are interested in hosting a fundraising event to benefit the hospital, you can review our tips for getting started
and then fill out our fundraising event application
There are two separate ways to volunteer, and they have very different requirements:
Special Events: As a Special Events Volunteer, you become an integral part of Children's Hospital Foundation's efforts to raise needed funds to secure our mission, and you are free to volunteer as often, or as infrequently, as you have time for. If you would like to volunteer for a fundraising event, please sign up online. If you have questions, contact the events team at email@example.com or by phone at (510) 428-3869.
Hospital Volunteer: If you would like to volunteer at the hospital, there are a few requirements to be aware of. Hospital volunteers must be 16 or older, in good physical and mental health, have no criminal record, and be able to make a long-term commitment to a weekly scheduled shift. A minimum of one shift per week for at least six months of continuous service and a total minimum commitment of 100 hours is expected. Find out more about becoming a hospital volunteer.
Donations for Special Events
If you are interested in donating a high-value item to an event auction, such as a gift certificate, piece of artwork, vacation home, signed memorabilia, etc, please
email the events team firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Special Events at (510) 428-3869
Each year, Children's proudly receives significant support from local and national family, private, and community foundations. Foundation grants support many of Children's outstanding programs ranging from patient care to research to youth development and training as well as capital improvement projects. You can read about our foundation partners here
. Contact Children's Foundation at (510) 428-3834
Your donation can twice as far. Making your charitable gift go twice as far is easy—many companies match their employees’ charitable contributions, and some companies even match the gifts of spouses or retirees. You can double, and sometimes even triple, your impact just by in a matching gift program. See if your employer matches gifts to Children's Oakland
Identify us on your United Way, Independent Charities of America, or Combined Federal Campaign pledge card.
Other Ways to Give
Gifts of stock, bonds and property are welcome. Contact Mary Jane Perna at email@example.com
for more information. Even a gift of an unwanted vehicle can help us save children, please email Vern Marsh
for more information.
For more information about how your foundation can participate in the excellent programs at Children's Hospital Oakland, or to set up a tour of the hospital, please Contact Children's Foundation at (510) 428-3814.
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