12 Days

12 Days of Giving

Once upon a time, there was a place with unsung heroes and brave kids battling sickness and injury. A place called OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois with walls that tell stories of courage, heartbreak, and with your help, hope. From November 30 – December 11, follow along on the OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois Facebook page as we share daily stories about real-life kids who need YOU to be a part of their story.


Special Events

During our annual 12 Days of Giving (November 30 – December 11), we’re breaking down the walls of the hospital. You’ll see and hear from our patients as they tell you their stories. It’s personal, meaningful and heartfelt.

From a little girl fighting a congenital heart defect to a family navigating life after infant loss to a college student wanting to give back after she was cared for as a child. Each story is unique, but each story unites us as we join together and support OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

Each day we’ll release a new story on our Facebook page. Follow along, comment and share with your friends. But most importantly, take action and DONATE. Each gift, even if just $1, adds up to help patients and their families who depend on OSF Children’s Hospital for life-saving care, cancer treatment, resources for chronic conditions and so much more.

With just one toy, you can bring a smile to the face of a child sitting in our hospital today. A new game, a racing car, a doll house or action figure often means the difference between a good day in the hospital and a bad one, especially during the holidays when children miss so much and many families struggle financially.

Our annual Toy Drive ensures each child at Christmas and throughout the year, has a gift to life their spirts. Whether it’s their birthday, a special milestone or another surgery day, each gift given is meaningful and makes an impact.

Join us on Saturday, December 5th from 10am – 2pm. Because of COVID-19, we will be following hospital protocols as well as state mandated guidelines as they pertain to infection control. This year, there will be no craft tables, hot chocolate and cookie station and no pictures with Santa to prevent the spread the COVID-19. Please see below for all guidelines and requirements for Toy Drive 2020.

  • Masks must be worn at all times when dropping off toys.
  • If possible, stay in your car and we’ll have Santa’s Helpers carry your toys inside as no visitors will be allowed to congregate inside the hospital.
  • All toys must be newly purchased and unwrapped.
  • No stuffed animals or dolls of any type will be allowed.
  • No blankets or clothes will be allowed.



If you have questions about your toy donation or the donation drop-off day please call the OSF HealthCare Foundation office at (309) 566-5666.


Every year, OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois cares for more children in Illinois than any hospital between St. Louis and Chicago with 7,000 admissions, 2,500 newborn deliveries and 18,000 emergency department visits.

On December 11th, John and Nancy from 93.3 The Drive will broadcast live from the lobby of OSF Children’s Hospital from 6am until 5pm, listen along and call in to make your donation! Every $1 counts in making miracles happen for the kids battling sickness, injury and everything in between.

Make a gift today by calling 309-624-GIVE or donate online.


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  • Bob Lindsay Acura
  • Bob Lindsay Honda
  • Brown Foundation
  • Cafeteria Alternatives
  • i3 Broadband
  • Joe’s Station House Pizza Pub
  • Member’s Choice Credit Union
  • Remax Trader’s Unlimited