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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Patient Stories
Hanover | Services: Hematology/Oncology
Call it parents’ intuition. Jackie and Mike Scelzo noticed their son, Jaiden, had been trying to eat dirt when he was outside playing. While that might not seem unusual for a toddler, when Jaiden, whose stomach had also become distended, woke up on his second birthday with a 104-degree fever, Jackie and Mike knew something was wrong.
Caroline County | Services: Hematology/Oncology
I met Caroline Morris in March 2016, nine months after she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer. During the hour we spent together, 6-year-old Caroline left a big impression with her spunky personality and infectious smile.
Arjun, 8 months
Chesterfield | Services: Children's Hospital Foundation Heart Center
Born with ventricular septal defect (VSD), Arjun’s congenital heart condition was not diagnosed until he was nearly three months old when he began crying a lot, experiencing feeding difficulties and failing to gain weight.