2022 Gifts for good

Healthcare worker in mask sits in playroom holding toys

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 Child Life wish lists

Three smiling children stand next to rolling bins full of toysOHSU Doernbecher runs on donations – and each and every one 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). Blankets and gift cards are also very needed (and appreciated).

Please remember that all donations must be new and unused. There are a few options for donation drop-offs this year:

  • Drop donations in the bin outside of our main entrance (24/7)
  • Bring your donations to our lobby, where volunteers will be available with bins to receive them. December 12-23 (weekends included), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Visit our holiday drive-through drop off in OHSU’s Lot 20 off SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Road (see map here). Note that this option is only available December 14-23 (weekdays only), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • For larger donations, please call Child Life: 503-418-5388. They will set a time and help guide you to an appropriate place for drop-off.

…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 sure to turn on AmazonSmile in the mobile app, too – just follow these instructions. 

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

Plate with Thanksgiving food.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

2022 cards for kids, supporting OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital.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 if you’re ordering 1-4 packages, use coupon code 2022pkg to reduce your shipping by $8.

Make your tree sparkle

Purchase holiday ornamentsColorful holiday tree ornament. to support the Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program, which is helping end children’s cancer through a fellowship program that trains advanced pediatric hematology/oncology specialists and researchers at OHSU Doernbecher. There are plenty of fun ornament shapes to choose from!