Kinder Key :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

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 $3 million dollars toward the hospital’s mission of providing the highest quality health care to all children regardless of their ability to pay.  

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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!


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
Kinder Key of Nationwide Children’s Hospital proudly presents the 2015 Kinder Key Angel, Miss Maddie! 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.

This charming five-inch stained glass angel is exclusively designed for Kinder Key. The angel is nickel (silver) with glass, adorned with a halo and holding a Tree of Life charm. Enclosed with each angel is a card, notifying the recipient that a gift was made to The Heart Center in their honor. 

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. Purchase the 2015 Kinder Key Angel, Miss Maddie.

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 mix their jeans and their jewels for a casually elegant event. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a LIVE Auction, Silent Auction, Luck of the Draw Raffle, exclusive items in the “Diamond” Raffle and great music! Individual tickets and corporate sponsorship opportunities benefit The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. 

For more information on the upcoming Denim and Diamonds, click here  


Each fall, a charming five-inch stained glass angel is designed for Kinder Key. This angel makes the perfect gift for friends, relatives, co-workers, and neighbors. Kinder Key angels are treasured keepsakes and are quickly becoming collector’s items. Angels are available in October of every year. Click here to purchase the 2015 Kinder Key Angel, Miss Maddie.

New and Used DVD Collection Project

Kinder Key has an ongoing project to collect new and used DVD's for distribution to children to watch while they are patients at Nationwide Children’s. Two local area businesses have graciously offered to provide drop boxes at their locations to collect DVD’s. We appreciate your donation and thank you for your support.

Don's Car Care
4916 E. Main St.
Columbus, OH 43213

Bins LLC
7455 Alta View Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43085

the Memorial Tournament
The Women’s Division of the Memorial Tournament is the premier organization responsible for coordinating the thousands of volunteers who are essential to the success of this PGA golf tournament. Kinder Key joins other Nationwide Children’s Auxiliaries in being an integral part of the volunteer force. Since the tournament's inception in 1976, the Memorial Tournament volunteers have raised over $8 million for Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Kinder Key and Nationwide Children’s Hospital thanks you for your support!

For more information about Kinder Key, please contact Cindy Laux at Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation (614) 355-5413.


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