10 ways you can help kids in the hospital this holiday season


Support our patients and families during the holidays while helping to advance pediatric research and care for kids everywhere. Here are some ways you can get involved! For more ideas and information, Visit www.nationwidechildrens.org.

  1. Give your Time. Caroling for a Cause is a time-honored tradition that has spread holiday spirit throughout the community, all while raising awareness and donations for the hospital. Sign-up for a time that’s convenient for you, and we will send you a toolkit to help you get started!
  2. Brighten a Patient’s Day. Did you know you can send an uplifting note to a patient right from your computer? Choose an ecard from our website, and we will print it out and deliver it to a patient.
  3. Give toys. Stop by the hospital’s annual toy drive on Saturday, December 9th to drop off toys for children who will be in the hospital this December. Can’t make that date? Learn when you can drop off gifts or purchase via our Amazon wishlist.
  4. Give Greetings. Let us help you give back and ease the stress of the holiday season. Sign-up for our Holiday Greetings Program, you pick the cards and the greetings and we’ll do all the work!
  5. Give collectibles. Now in their 20th year, our holiday angels have become collectibles. These stained glass angels are designed exclusively for the hospital and make perfect gifts for friends and family.
  6. Give Books. Give the gift of reading to kids spending the holidays in the hospital through our Reach Out and Read Program.
  7. Fundraise! Looking for a fun way to engage your Facebook friends and followers during the holiday? Host a fundraiser directly on Facebook! It as easy as setting up the fundraiser and sharing with your friends.
  8. Donate where you see our logo. Our generous partners make it easy to give back during your holiday shopping, with opportunities to donate or by providing exclusive merchandise to purchase.
  9. Adopt one of our patient’s families. Our Family Holiday Program supports families who are identified as needing additional assistance this holiday season.
  10. Share your donation! Share your donation with others! Simply use #give2NCH on your social channels with how you are helping the hospital and what you’re thankful for this holiday season.