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Frequently Asked Questions

General

Is Children's Hospital Foundation a non-profit?

Yes, Children's Hospital Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, IRS identification number 51-0220692.

What does Children's Hospital Foundation support?

Children's Hospital Foundation supports our region's only full-service children's hospital, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

How does Children's Hospital Foundation work with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals?

In Central Virginia, CMN Hospitals works in partnership with Children's Hospital Foundation to aid in the advancement of health care services and programs for at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). CMN Hospital's national partners (including Walmart, Costco, Rite Aid, iHeartMedia, and many others) that have locations in Central Virginia raise funds to support our local hospital.

Do you offer tours?

Yes, we offer tours of the hospital's Brook Road Campus by appointment during normal business hours. Contact Sarah Irby at sirby@chfrichmond.org or 804-228-5920 to schedule your tour.

Getting Involved

Can I create my own fundraising event to benefit Children's Hospital Foundation?

Yes! Please visit the Fundraise page on this website or contact Sarah Irby at sirby@chfrichmond.org or 804-228-5920 to get started.

I am having trouble getting my fundraising page set up at Firstgiving. Who should I contact?

Please contact Stephanie Allan at sallan@chfrichmond.org or 804-228-5827 for assistance.

My business wants to get involved with Children's Hospital Foundation. How do we get started?

We are happy to work with businesses and find the best option for working together, including sponsorships, new fundraising events, and volunteering. Please contact Stephanie Allan at sallan@chfrichmond.org or 804-228-5827 to discuss your organization's goals.

I am a student and would like to do a project for Children's Hospital Foundation. How can I help?

We offer a special fundraising campaign called Change for Children that is designed for students and teachers to raise funds to support local children. Visit the Change for Children page on this website or contact Sarah Irby at sirby@chfrichmond.org or 804-228-5920 to get started.

Does Children's Hospital Foundation need volunteers?

We need volunteer support for our events through the year. Most opportunities occur during the evening and weekend hours and are for a few hours at a time. For most events, we ask that volunteers are 18 years of age or older. For those events where youth are welcome, we ask that a parent or someone over the age of 18 accompanies them.

Recurring Donations

What are the benefits of setting up a recurring gift?

Spreading your support throughout the year can help with personal budgeting and allow you to support Children’s Hospital Foundation in a way that is cost-effective, convenient, and flexible. Recurring gifts are paperless and automatic, meaning that your donations can be used to help children in our community as quickly as possible.

Once I’ve set up my recurring gift online, how do I make changes such as adjusting my donation amount or updating my credit card number?

Simply call our Gift Recorder, Renee Norman, at 804-228-5826 whenever you want to make a change to your recurring gift.

Can I stop my recurring gift whenever I want?

Absolutely. Just contact our Gift Recorder, Renee Norman, at 804-228-5826 or rnorman@chfrichmond.org to process your cancellation.

How will I receive verification of my donations for tax purposes?

You will receive an automatic e-mail for tax purposes when your donation is processed each month.

When will my credit card be charged?

Your card will be charged for the first time on the day you make your donation and then on the 1st or 16th of every subsequent month. You will have the ability to select which of those days your donation is processed when you set up your gift on the donation form.