Big Lots  ::  Nationwide Children's Hospital



Join Big Lots Stores and Give Big Today!

Big Lots and Nationwide Children's Hospital are teaming up again to give BIG and help kids everywhere! Between March 30-April 23, 2017 visit a Big Lots location or donate online and 100% of the donations received will go to Nationwide Children's Hospital. When you support Nationwide Children's, you help kids everywhere and support life-saving research and care. 

In 2016 Big Lots raised over $3.6 million during their in-store campaign for life-saving pediatric research and care at Nationwide Children's Hospital. In addition to being a distinguished national partner, Big Lots associates are generous with their time. Since 2013, volunteers from the Big Lots corporate office in Columbus began visiting the hospital’s Family Resource Center twice a month to deliver a variety of books and healthy snacks to patient families. Furthermore, Big Lots is a sponsor of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Encore Mile. Each mile along the marathon route is represented by a hospital Patient Champion and the Encore Mile welcomes past marathon Patient Champions to help cheer on race participants. 


Meet the Big Lots Patient Champions

Throughout the campaign, you'll meet and see the inspiring stories of these very special kids in Big Lots stores nationwide. 

Meet Carter

Age: 11

Home State: Ohio

Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Meet Makenzie

Age: 5

Home State: Pennsylvania

Diagnosis: Right Hypoplastic Heart Disease

Meet Ashley

Age: 11

Home State: Florida

Diagnosis: Caudal Regression Syndrome

Meet Peter

Age: 13

Home State: Texas

Diagnosis: Cleft Lip and Palate

Meet Christin

Age: 10

Home State: North Carolina

Diagnosis: Tethered Cord and Bi-lateral Duplicated Renal Systems

Meet Heather

Age: 17

Home State: California

Diagnosis: Sacral Nerve


Meet Ashton

Age: 1

Home State: Oregon

Diagnosis: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia


Together, we're starting national conversations.


Announcing the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion at Nationwide Children’s Hospital


Thanks to a transformational $50 million gift from Big Lots and their Foundation, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is naming their new behavioral health treatment and research center in recognition of Big Lots. This center is soon to be the largest center for children and adolescents in the country.



It’s a big move to address a national crisis. Behavioral health issues, including suicide, are dramatically increasing among children under the age of 18. One in five children ages 13-18 live with a serious mental illness, but only half of those children will get the treatment they need.

Thank you Big Lots for a BIG move to create a brighter future for our next generation!



Want to learn more about Big Lots' cause marketing efforts for Nationwide Children's? Listen to Selfish Giving's podcast The Story Behind Big Lots' $50 Million Gift to Nationwide Children's Hospital. 



Learn more about the Big Lots and their Foundation's transformational gift to Nationwide Children's Hospital.


Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000