Holiday Giving

No child wants to spend the holidays in the hospital. Learn how you can support our patient families this holiday season and provide life-saving research and care. Get involved with our holiday programs, donate in honor or tribute of loved ones, and shop our gift shop.

Donate to a Holiday Fund

During the holiday season, Nationwide Children's has multiple funds to support holiday specific giving. From supporting patient families to reading programs, click a program below to learn more about it. 

Reach out and Read

Reach Out and Read

Give the gift of reading with the Reach Out and Read program. 

Family Holiday Program

Family Holiday Program

Donations collected through the family holiday program are used to purchase gift certificates for identified families to shop for themselves during the holidays.

Donate to Behavioral Health


Donate to behavioral health research as part of the On Our Sleeves campaign.

Caroling for a Cause

Caroling for a Cause

Sing songs of good cheer and bring hope to young hearts. 

Holiday Cards that Give

Holiday Cards that Give

Order holiday cards featuring art designed by our patients that benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital. 

Donate Toys

Nationwide Children's Hospital accepts toys for our patient families year-round and especially during the holidays. If you would like to make a toy donation this season, learn more about holiday toy donations below.

Toy Drive

Holiday Toy Drive

Donate new toys and books during our annual Toy Drive.

Holiday Toy Donations

Holiday Toy Donations

View our toy donation drop off instructions for the holiday season. 

Donation Wish List

Donation Wish List

A gift of toys, games or activity supplies can make a big difference to children and families spending time in the hospital. Our donation wish list contains some of the most-needed items.

Amazon Smile teaser


Did you know we participate in the AmazonSmile program? If you would like to purchase from our Amazon wish list, the items will be sent direct to the hospital.

Support Nationwide Children's at Your Favorite Store

Thank you to these generous retailers for supporting Nationwide Children's Hospital this holiday season. Shoppers have the opportunity to donate in store to support our life-saving research and care.