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 this year to give BIG and help kids everywhere! Between September 29-November 12, 2016, 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 2015, Big Lots Foundation raised $2.2 million on behalf of Nationwide Children’s after a successful five-week in store campaign. In the first year of the partnership between Big Lots and Nationwide Children’s, 35,000 Big Lots’ associates and its customers responded generously at all of its 1,464 nationwide locations and online.

In addition to being a distinguished corporate sponsor, Big Lots associates are generous with their time. In 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. 



Patient Champions

Throughout the campaign, you'll meet and see the inspiring stories of these very special kids.

Meet Carter

Age: 10

Home State: Ohio

Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Meet Makenzie

Age: 4

Home State: Pennsylvania

Diagnosis: Right Hypoplastic Heart Disease

Meet Ashley

Age: 10

Home State: Florida

Diagnosis: Caudal Regression Syndrome

Meet Peter

Age: 12

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 Asaiah

Age: 15

Home State: Tennessee

Diagnosis: Muscular Dystrophy


Have you heard about Big Lots' Bold Plans? 

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