ways to help
there’s more than one way to make a difference
Just like kids, giving comes in many shapes and sizes. You may want to give online, hold a workplace giving campaign, participate in an in-kind gift drive or shop to give. However you decide to give, we are thankful that you have chosen Dayton Children’s as your charity of choice!
Dayton Children's relies on the generous support of our community to care for children of all ages, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. All donations, large and small, are put to good use at Dayton Children's. Many vital programs, services and state-of-the-art technologies are made possible through individual and community donations. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent the law permits. If you’d like to make a gift in a way not listed below please call 937-641-3405 to speak with a gift officer.
Take a moment to explore the options below and learn how you can help us continue to provide the best care for our region's kids.
The easiest way to give to Dayton Children’s is right here… online! Visit our online giving page to give now. You can choose any amount to give and can even specify where you want it to go. If you don’t have a specific area you would like to give to it will go toward our miracle fund!
give by cash or check
If you are interested in making a cash, check or credit card donation by phone or mail, please call our Foundation at 937-641-3405 or send to:
Dayton Children's Hospital
One Children’s Plaza
Dayton, OH 45404-1815
hold an online fundraiser
Are you web savvy? Maybe you want to get involved but don't have a lot of time to plan an event or collect donations. Or maybe you want to dedicate your birthday, anniversary, or other special event to helping sick kids in the community. Consider starting a Facebook Fundraiser for Dayton Children's! If you have a Facebook account, it's easy to start your own fundraising campaign and it's fun to get all of your friends involved! Learn more and remember to select "Dayton Children's Hospital" and your non-profit of choice!
By giving a monthly gift to Dayton Children’s you are ensuring a lasting impact on our patients! To set up a recurring gift please visit our make a gift page and choose the recurring/continuous gift option under type of gift. You will be able to decide when you want your gift to come out of your account each month.
Many companies will match donations for employees, their spouses or retirees. Learn more about matching gifts and how to apply for one from your company.
start a workplace giving campaign
Companies may establish workplace giving campaigns using a payroll deduction. Dayton Children's can provide customized, co-branded campaign promotional materials and a customized website to make signing up simple for local and remote employees. For more details on establishing a workplace giving campaign, contact the Foundation at 937-641-3405 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
give in honor or memory
Remembering someone significant in your life? Celebrating a birthday or special occasion? Gifts are gratefully accepted in honor or memory of someone special. Acknowledgement letters are sent to honorees or families without the gift amount listed. To make a gift please donate online
make a planned gift
Donors are encouraged to consider gifts that have a lasting legacy for Dayton Children’s. There are many different estate gift options available. For more information visit our planned giving website or contact Lindsay Ackley, Director of Major and Planned Gifts, at 937-641-3295 with any questions or for assistance.
shop to give
Dayton Children’s is proud to have the support of many amazing community businesses. Giving to Dayton Children’s can be as easy as shopping with one of our partners. Whether it’s buying a Children’s Miracle Network balloon, shopping on Amazon or at Kroger or staying at a Children's Miracle Network affiliated hotel the options to give to Dayton Children’s by shopping are easy and accessible! Check out our shop to give section for more info.
give from our wish list
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. 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.
host an event
Throughout the years, Dayton Children’s has been blessed and strengthened financially thanks to the generous support of the community. Each year, dozens of individuals, groups and organizations host events to benefit the hospital. Our community’s financial support and volunteerism make it possible for us to care for every child needing our services, attract top pediatric specialists to our staff, purchase the most advanced technology and accommodate the community’s need for key services.