How do I get involved?
Individuals and businesses can contribute to Children’s Hospital Foundation by making a donation, participating in one of our events, or creating a fundraising project. Donating unrestricted funds to the hospital is the most impactful way you can help. General donations fund clinical programs, program development and enhancement, recruitment of the very best pediatric specialists, research, or wherever the greatest need exists. No matter how you choose to help, all funds go directly to our region’s only full-service children’s hospital—Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.
Make a Donation
Cash donations are the most effective way you can support our work. Since 2010, Children’s Hospital Foundation has paid and/or pledged over $74 million to Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU thanks to the support of thousands of members of our community.
You can become a life-changing donor today.
Participate in an Event
Throughout the year our Foundation organizes a variety of popular fundraising events, including golf tournaments, bowl-a-thons, walk/runs, and more. Participate as an individual or form a team with friends or coworkers. There's something for everyone.
Explore our calendar to find what's right for you.
Create Your Own Fundraiser
In addition to participating in one of our established events, you can find your own unique way to support Children's Hospital Foundation. Many clubs, organizations, businesses and individuals in our community create independent fundraisers, ranging from company golf tournaments to coin collection programs to backyard parties.
You can start your own fundraising project today!
Become a Volunteer
Our volunteers play an important role in many of our fundraising and outreach events throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering, contact our Director of Community Relations, Sarah Irby, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor an Event
The success of many of our existing fundraising events depends on the support of generous corporate sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring an event, please contact our Vice President of Community Development, Stephanie Allan, at email@example.com.
Our Patient Stories
Richmond | Services: Nephrology and Surgery
Charnette Howard still remembers getting the call. It was August 2014 and her 10-year-old son, Nathan, had been receiving dialysis three times a week since March. His kidneys had shut down and were removed that May, and Nathan was waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant.
Hannah, 8 months
Chesterfield | Services: Surgery and Cardiology
A fetal cardiologist at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU diagnosed Hannah with Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect, three weeks before she was born.
Hanover | Services: Nephrology, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and Gastroenterology
When Kayla was 17, she experienced nausea and vomiting that led to weight loss. CHoR specialists later diagnosed Kayla with gastroparesis, a condition which prevents the stomach muscles from moving its contents down the digestive tract.