2021 Gifts for good

Health care worker wearing a mask stands in a colorful playroom. She is holding up a stuffed moose and a pet shop toy.

We depend on our community to help make the holidays special for kids and families, and your generosity makes an enormous difference. If you’re in a position to support OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital this holiday season, here are a few options to consider.


Shop our wish lists

Two health care workers stand outside in front of two red wagons with boxes stacked in themOHSU Doernbecher runs on donations – that means every toy, art activity, doll, truck, blanket and stuffed animal gets right in the hands of our patients to help ease their time in our hospital. These items are more than just toys – they provide comfort for many and allow an opportunity for kids to be kids and play while in a medical environment where stress and anxiety can increase. Shop our Child Life team’s wish list (which includes Target and Amazon list options so you can ship items directly to our hospital). Please remember that all donations must be new and unused. If you’d prefer to drop off a donation in person, please note that we will not be able to allow folks in our lobby due to visitor restriction. Instead, you have a few options:

  • Drop donations in a bin outside of our main entrance
  • Visit our holiday drive-through drop off in OHSU’s Lot 20 off SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Road (see map here) weekdays Dec. 6-22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • For larger donations, please call Child Life to make an appointment to meet them: 503-418-5388

…And while you’re shopping

With every purchase of products through AmazonSmile, you’ll donate a percentage of the purchase to OHSU Doernbecher! Start your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com, then select Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation – it’s the one listed as “Hospital (Specialty).”


Make a donation

As part of Oregon’s only academic health center, Doernbecher is the only place in the state where breakthrough pediatric research quickly translates into new treatments and access to life-saving care. When you give to Doernbecher, you ensure that leading-edge care will always be there when kids and their families need it most. Make a gift here.


Support families served by NICH

Table set with a Thanksgiving spread, including turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce.Our Novel Interventions in Children’s Healthcare (NICH) program helps children and their families with complex health conditions and limited income navigate the healthcare system and with social support at no cost. This holiday season, you can spread some cheer by contributing to NICH’s annual Thanksgiving meal drive or by donating a gift to a participant’s family. Please email nichprogram@ohsu.edu for more info, or consider making a gift to the program here.


Cards for Kids

2021 cards for kids. Oregon Health & Science University Foundation. Three hand drawn greeting cards and snowflake designs.Cards for Kids is an annual fundraiser for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The program transforms artwork collected from Doernbecher patients, siblings and professional artists into classic cards for the holiday season (and beyond). Order yours today – and use coupon code 2021pkg for $8 off shipping for up to four packages.


Gift with intention

Spruce Supply Co. logoFor Spruce Supply Co., giving means giving back, too. They will donate a portion of the proceeds of each gift to OHSU Doernbecher to help further our mission of providing and developing lifesaving treatments for kids in Oregon and beyond. Check out their ready-made holiday gifts here – perfect for clients and employees alike!


Raise a glass

Two bottles of wine and a wine glass in front of a festive backgroundChehalem Wines has released two special bottlings in support of OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Proceeds from the sales of the 2019 Doernbecher Chardonnay and 2017 Doernbecher Pinot Noir will help kids and families when they need it most.