12 Days

12 Days of Giving will look a little bit different this year. Due to a year of unprecedented times, we have paused with our traditional patient stories on our OSF Children’s Hospital Facebook page for 2021. We look forward to returning and sharing the powerful stories of our health care heroes and our beautiful and strong patients in 2022.

We will still host our annual Toy Drive and Radiothon this year, but both will be virtual. See tabs for additional details! 

Special Events

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.


We are currently not accepting stuffed animals, crocheted blankets or larger toy items (i.e. a dollhouse). Please use the below links to see what the hospitals needs are.



If you have questions about your toy donation, or desire to drop off toys instead, or wish to make a cash donation for toys, 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 9 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 Emily at Emily.C.Carpenter@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.

Text OSF to 51555 and follow the link to donate. You can also donate online today by visiting https://www.osfhealthcarefoundation.org/2021-radiothon.

Thank you so much to our 2021 sponsors!

  • Members Choice Credit Union
  • Find Your Fizz