12 Days

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.

This year we are excited to announce a Virtual Toy Drive! Instead of an in-person event, we are encouraging our community to purchase a toy from our online Wish Lists (see links below). The toys will be sent directly to our hospital and safely stored for seven days to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to our patients and staff.



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.

Join us for a Virtual Radiothon through Zoom with 93.3 The Drive radio station. Even though we aren’t meeting in person to answer the phones and call our friends in support of OSF’s Children’s Hospital, we still need your help! The virtual Radiothon is happening December 11 from 6am to 5pm on Zoom! We need YOUR help to call, text, email or post on social media to encourage donations in support of kids in our community who use the services and programs at our hospital year round. To get involved and show your support, contact Mari at Mari.K.Osborne@osfhealthcare.org . Volunteer shifts are one hour long and since it’s virtual through Zoom, you pick the location! It’s sure to be a fun, festive, and socially distanced safe time to raise much needed funds in support of OSF Children’s Hospital . Every $1 counts in making miracles happen for the kids battling sickness, injury and everything in between.

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


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  • Bob Lindsay Honda
  • Brown Foundation
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  • i3 Broadband
  • Joe’s Station House Pizza Pub
  • Member’s Choice Credit Union
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