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Easy Ways to Help

Looking for an easy way to help Dayton Children's? There are many different methods to support Dayton Children's that are quick, fun and simple to do. Every gift, regardless of the size, helps provide for new state-of-the-art medical equipment for patient areas; toys, games, books and ways to distract children during treatment procedures; support for needy families and funding for important programs that provide outstanding quality health care for children in the community.

By far, the fastest and easiest way to  make a $10.00 is to make a text gift. Simply text KIDCARE to 50555 and then respond to the confirmation text messages.  A $10.00 donation to CMNH-Dayton’s Children’s Hospital. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance.  All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and Data Rates May Apply.  Text STOP to 50555 to STOP. Text HELP to 50555 for HELP. Full Terms: www.mGive.org/T. Privacy Policy

Children's Miracle Network Balloons
Many businesses in the area sell Children's Miracle Network balloons and other icons for $1.00 throughout the year. All the money raised in the Dayton area and the twenty county service region directly benefits Dayton Children's.  Many of these companies may also have change collection jars or conduct special events during the year and we urge you to actively participate. Learn more about our partnership with Children's Miracle Network here.

Dayton Children's Air Force Marathon Team
Join the Dayton Children's Air Force Marathon Team and run for kids that can't!  The 2015 Air Force Marathon takes place September 19. Register today or start your own team and receive your own personal fundraising page. Invite friends and family to support your running efforts by making a donation to make sure kids in the Miami Valley have the highest quality pediatric medical care. Register for the full marathon, half-marathon, 10k or 5k on the Air Force Marathon site and then start building your fundraising page here. If the full and half-marathon sell out, register for one of our charity slots here. Help make a difference for kids by joining the Dayton Children's team today.

AmazonSmile is a program where Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligble products to Dayton Children's when you shop.  It's a quick and easy way to help the patients at treated at the hospital when you shop using AmazonSmile.

In addition to donating from the Dayton Children's website, you can also make an online gift via JustGive.org. A 3% transaction fee is deducted from your gift for processing fees. You will receive an automatic thank you note from JustGive that you can use for your tax records.

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You can set up your own fundraising page to support Dayton Children's on Crowdrise. Get started by setting up a Crowdrise account and profile.  Then come up with a fundraising project - a marathon, a bike ride, tournament...be creative!  Invite your friends and family to help you with your fundraising project through the social media feeds and email generator. It is so easy and fun to do! Watch your progress grow, earn points, participate in Crowdrise contests, and see a scroll of your donors on your project page. Gifts are processed automatically by Network for Good and sent Directly to Dayton Children's.

Incorporate giving in your day

Kohl's Cares
Kohl's Department Stores have a long-standing commitment to helping pediatric hospitals. Wonderful books and stuffed animals are sold at all Kohl's Department Stores for $5.00 each. The books and themes change throughout the year. The funds sponsor important educational messages during the Kohl's a Minute for Kids public service announcements on the radio.

Kroger Community Rewards Program
Enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards program by registering your Kroger Plus card online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. A portion of your total grocery purchase will be donated to Dayton Children's.  Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step. (If you don't have an account, sign up today in the "New Customer" box and register for a Kroger Rewards Account.) Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards and input your Kroger Plus card number. Enter the Dayton Children's NPO number: 83229. Then, every time you shop at Kroger, swipe your Kroger Plus card for each purchase to count. Remember to reenroll annually.

H&R Block
Use a referral form when you get your taxes done at H&R Block (new customers only).  Already using H&R Block? Pass along the referral form for a friend to use. For each redeemed referral, H&R Block will donate $20.00 to Dayton Children's.  The Dayton Children's H&R Block referral form is good at any H&R Block location in the United States.

Take-Over Days
Many local restaurants hold take-over days or dine and donate programs. Look for Dayton Children's coupons when these promotions are taking place at Buffalo Wild Wings, Chili's, Bob Evans, City Barbeque, Beef O' Brady's, Oink A Doodle Moo and others. Coupons are available on the website calendar of events or on our Facebook page.

Child's Play Charity
Are you a gamer? Would you like to buy video games and systems for patients and the play rooms? Child's Play Charity was established by the video gaming community to help pediatric hospitals.  Giving is easy! Simply visit the Amazon wish list, buy a toy, video game or movie, and your gift will be shipped directly to us.

Rumpke Recycling Center
The Rumpke Recycling Center in Dayton will accept aluminum, cardboard, newspaper, office paper, glass, copper and more from individuals and companies.  When you drop off items at the Recycling Center at 1300 E. Monument Dr. in Dayton, you can opt to have your buy-back money donated to Dayton Children's.  This is a simple way to help kids and our earth!

Charitable Recycling
Donate used computers, appliances, electronics, toner cartridges and office equipment through Charitable Recycling.  These items are recycled for you and the proceeds are donated to Dayton Children's.  To arrange for pick-up (five items minimum), please call 937-591-0925 or email donations@charitablerecyclingohio.com.  The drop-off location is1712 Springfield Street, Dayton, OH 45403. Hours for drop-off is Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Spirit Halloween Stores
Every September and October, the ghosts and goblins appear at Spirit Halloween stores in Dayton, Miamisburg, Troy and Piqua.  When you shop for Halloween, you will get 10% off your entire purchase (download coupon here) and Spirit Halloween will donate 10% to the child life department at Dayton Children's.  Locations include: Airway Shopping Center (Dayton), Mall Woods Shopping Center (Miamisburg), 10 Dotcom Dr. (Troy) and Miami Valley Centre Mall (Piqua). Shop online at www.spirithalloween.com and enter the code: HOSPITAL during checkout.

Online Shopping
Turn everyday shopping into everyday giving! There are several online shopping portals that invite you to select Dayton Children's as your featured cause. A portion of every purchase you make will be donated to your cause. Start your shopping today at Shopping for Miracles, GreaterGiving.com or iGive.com.

Kroger Cards and Entertainment Books
The TWIG Auxiliary sells Kroger cards and entertainment books throughout the year. You can purchase these year-round in the development office. For more information, call 937-641-3405 or send an email.

Clever Ways to Donate

Inlu Invitations 
Invite your friends to give and make a group gift through Inlu. Create an online invitation or announcement and send it to your family and friends. Donations are pooled together and sent to Dayton Children's. This is a great way to honor someone's birthday, anniversary or other occasion, especially those you know who have it all and are not seeking gifts for themselves.  This has been a fun way for kids to make a donation in lieu of receiving gifts for themselves.  

Birthday Wishes
Is your birthday coming up? Causes' Birthday Wishes is a wonderful application that allows you to celebrate your birthday or other special day by selecting Dayton Children's as your favorite cause. Instead of asking for gifts for yourself, ask your friends to make an online donation. You can do something for holidays, too! The process is simple and fun and makes a difference for kids!

Wish List Drives
There is always a need for toys, games, books, movies, arts and crafts supplies, blankets, gift cards and educational materials for the child life department and the Family Resource Center. Consider doing a wish list drive at your office, church, sorority/fraternity, classroom  or with your family and friends. You can drop off items any time at the main information desk.  Visit the wish list and start your collection today.

Search the web and help your favorite cause.  GoodSearch adds a search engine button to your web browser and each search you make, sends a donation our way.

Visit us on Facebook. For date specific fundraisers, please see the calendar of events.

If you have questions or ideas to share on other easy ways to give, contact the development office at 937-641-3405.





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