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. Follow along on the OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois Facebook page during 12 Days of Giving happening December 2 – 13 to read stories about young heroes who need YOU to be a part of their story.


Special Events

During our annual 12 Days of Giving (December 2 – December 13), we’re breaking down the walls of the hospital. You’ll see and hear our patients as they tell you their stories. From a mother desperately looking for answers to a teen newly diagnosed with cancer to a nurse who gives everything he has to help his patients.

Each day we’ll release a new story on our Facebook page. Please follow along. At times it will be hard to read, because childhood illness is one of life’s greatest injustices. But keep reading – because it is important you hear them. Then DONATE so that you can change their future.

Even just one toy can bring a smile to a sick child. A new game, an action figure, blanket or stuffed animal 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 donation drop-off day ensures each child at Christmas and throughout the year, has a gift to lift their spirits. Join us Saturday Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the lobby of OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois to drop off your toys. Enjoy holiday music, hot chocolate and cookies, make a craft and see Santa Claus.

Wish List

We gladly accept toys of all kinds including books, school supplies, blankets and craft supplies. Our patients range in age from birth through late teens. All toys and books must be new and unused due to infection/safety concerns. Food items are also not accepted due to dietary restrictions. If you need ideas to get started, we have a Wish List below of the items our patients need most.

Walmart Wish List Amazon WISH LIST


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 12 & 13, 2019, 93.3 The Drive will broadcast live from the lobby of OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Listen live to inspirational stories from our Miracle Kids.

Thousands of children will benefit from the lifesaving work, programs and services at OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Your gift can change a child’s life. Every gift ensures OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois has the resources to give children a brighter health care future.

Make a gift by calling (309) 624-Give or donate online.


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