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
Henrico | Services: Surgery, Pulmonary Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Otolaryngology
When she was adopted from an orphanage in Bulgaria, Penelope Huizinga was 13 years old, weighed only 20 pounds, and was struggling with a host of severe medical conditions including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, scoliosis, and life-threatening gastroesophageal reflux that prevented her from eating.
Southern Virginia | Services: Surgery and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Seven months after leaving Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) on a cold December day, 13-year-old Lexie Hafey returned to see some of the team members who cared for her – and to thank them for saving her life.
Chesterfield | Services: Center for Craniofacial Care
Heavenli has been coming to CHoR since she was born in order to manage her Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare congenital disorder that causes a variety of craniofacial irregularities including a small lower jaw, abnormal ears, and underdeveloped cheekbones.