Family Holiday Program

Share the holiday spirit with our patient families by donating to the Family Holiday Program. Coordinated by the Clinical Social Work Department, donations collected through the program are used to purchase gift certificates for identified families to shop for themselves during the holidays and let these families self-identify where their needs are greatest. 

The program is great for your business, school or even individuals and provides each identified family $50 per person, up to $300 maximum per family. Online and cash donations are converted to gift cards by the Clinical Social Work Department for distribution to families, and donations of actual gift cards are welcome. Please note: because of health care privacy laws, we are unable to give you information about the families you assist.

Your generous donation provides not only holiday cheer for a family or families in need, it enables those parents to experience the joy and satisfaction of shopping for their children's holiday gifts.

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Donate Gift Certificates

To donate gift certificates directly to the Family Holiday Program, please send them to the address below. Please print and complete this form and include with your gift so that we can properly receipt it. 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation
ATTN: Adopt a Family
P.O. Box 16810
Columbus, OH 43216-6810

The following gift certificates are preferred for the Family Holiday Program:

Most preferred:

  • Walmart
  • Meijer
  • Target

Other excellent options:

  • Kroger
  • Big Lots
  • Visa/MC Cards
  • Giant Eagle
  • Amazon
  • Google
  • Apple

Clothing stores are also good options with great options below. 

  • Old Navy
  • Justice
  • Forever 21