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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!

Many vital programs, services and state-of-the-art technologies are made possible through individual and community donations.

One of the best ways to keep up to date is to subscribe to our Miracles Matter monthly e-newsletter! We'll send you a monthly email with patient stories, opportunities to get involved with the hospital, exciting news, and more!

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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. If you’d like to make a gift in a way not listed below please call 937-641-3405 to speak with a member of the Foundation team.


Whether you make an online gift, cash or a check - every donation directly impacts real kids right here in our community. 

give online: 

The easiest way to give to Dayton Children’s is right here… online! Visit our online giving page to give monthly now. No matter how much you are able to give, your donation will go straight to work to help the 350,000 sick and injured kids who depend on us every year. 

You can also make a donation via your PayPal account

give cash/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
Attn: Foundation
One Children’s Plaza
Dayton, OH 45404-1815

give monthly:

By giving a monthly gift to Dayton Children’s you are ensuring a lasting impact on our patients! Make your monthly gift online to ensure that kids get the dedicated care they need all year long.

give in honor, memory or appreciation:

Remembering someone significant in your life? Celebrating a birthday or special occasion? Thanking a special caregiver? Gifts are gratefully accepted in honor or memory of someone special. To make a gift please donate online and check the box that says "I'd like to honor someone special with my gift." You also can send cash/check to the address listed above.

Thank you for your caring gift to kids who rely on Dayton Children's!

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.

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 an online fundraiser for Dayton Children's!

If you have a Facebook account, it's easy to start your own fundraiser and to get all of your friends involved! Learn more and remember to select "Dayton Children's Hospital" and your non-profit of choice!

Looking to raise $10,000 or more, or host an event? We can help! Contact us about setting up a personal fundraising page for your fundraiser. 

host an event

The generous support of the community is essential to keeping Dayton Children's as a resource for our local kids. Throughout the year, 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.

Learn more about hosting an event for Dayton Children's 

join Miracle Nation

Miracle Nation is an online ambassador group. We ask members to do one simple thing: share. You’ll be the first to know about big moments throughout the year to support our patients — such as sending a Valentine’s Day card, fundraising on #Giving Tuesday or attending a community event. We’ll provide links to social posts to share, emails to forward and simple actions to take to help spread the word. Do one or all of them – every bit helps! Every time you share our content you become a voice for the patients and families we serve. 

Sign up now!

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.

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

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.

matching gifts

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.

contact us miracle moments

For further questions about ways to give to Dayton Children’s please call 937-641-3405 or email us.


When you give to Dayton Children’s you are helping to make a difference to kids right here in our region. Check out some of our miracle moments to meet some of the patients that your gift is helping.

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