Kinder Key

Kinder Key serves as an auxiliary of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and is dedicated to providing new hope for young hearts by supporting The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s. Since its inception in 1954, Kinder Key's members have demonstrated their commitment by raising $2.8 million toward the hospital’s mission of providing the highest quality health care to all children regardless of their ability to pay.

 Meet our Kinder Key Heart Warrior.

Membership Information


Kinder Key members make a minimum three year commitment. Active Members are required to make a minimum gift of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for annual membership dues, attend all regular meetings and serve on one or more standing committees. Join our membership and continue the Kinder Key legacy of providing new hope for young hearts!

Events and Projects

Kinder Key supports the lifesaving work taking place at The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital through various events and projects.

Kinder Key Angel

Gift an angel to friends, relatives, co-workers or teachers…all the special people in your life will appreciate being remembered in such a generous way.

Each year a charming five-inch stained glass angel, along with a 3.5 inch ornament, are exclusively designed for Kinder Key of Nationwide Children's Hospital. This year’s angel was created in honor of Kinder Key’s 2019 Heart Warrior Allen. The Planting Hope angel is nickel with Emerald glass and adorned with a tractor charm to represent Allan's favorite toy.

Your generous purchase enables Kinder Key to continue to support the cardiac catheterization lab at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, while advancing the hospital’s policy of providing quality healthcare to ALL children regardless of their family’s financial means.

Candle with a Cause

Kinder Keys "Candle With A Cause" helps bring 'new hope to young hearts’ at The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Each candle is carefully handcrafted out of up-cycled wine bottles from local restaurants in central Ohio, the finest natural soy and bees’ wax, and sustainable cotton wicks to create the best, environmentally friendly candle possible. Purchase a candle now!

Caroling Drive

Kinder Key Caroling has been an annual tradition since 1954 in Columbus. During the month of December, friends, family, co-workers and/or neighbors are invited to join together and spend an evening caroling. To help ensure a successful caroling experience, Kinder Key provides organizational tips and caroling supplies as well as one of its members as a contact person.

Denim and Diamonds

The premier event for Kinder Key held annually in April, the Denim & Diamonds Gala, invites guests to join the ladies of Kinder Key for an elegant event. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a live and silent auction, exclusive items from Worthington Jewelers in the “Diamond” Raffle and great music! Individual tickets and corporate sponsorship opportunities benefit The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Nationwide Children's Hospital is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. (EIN: 31-1036370).