Boston Children's Hospital

FAQs

How do I get started?

To start your virtual toy drive, register today. Answer a few questions and submit your registration. A Fundraise Your Way team member will be in touch soon with next steps!

How will my fundraising benefit patients and families?

Your fundraising brings joy to the hospital during the holidays, allowing parents and caregivers to focus on what matters most: helping their child heal. Each donation will help purchase meaningful items for patients and fill urgent needs for patient families and the hospital—during the holidays and beyond.

When should my virtual toy drive end?

December 1 is the recommended date for wrapping up your fundraising efforts, so funds can be used for the holidays. However, any donations received after that date will still be used to stock hospital playrooms and fill urgent needs for patient families and the hospital.

Will Boston Children’s issue tax receipts to my donors?

Boston Children's will issue IRS-compliant tax receipts if a donation of $250 or more is made payable directly to Boston Children's Hospital with contact information for the donor.

How do I fundraise?

Take it one step at a time! Customize your online fundraising page, share why you're fundraising and ask friends and family to support your efforts. The Fundraise Your Way team will be here to guide you every step of the way.

Can others fundraise with me?

Yes, you can invite friends, family or colleagues to join you. Create a virtual toy drive team. Each member will receive their own fundraising page. You will also receive a team page so you can all keep track of your team’s progress.

What if I already collected toys or items?

The hospital is not able to accept any donated items at this time unless shipped directly from the manufacturer or purchased from our Amazon wish list. We ask that you donate already collected items to another local organization in need.

Can I collect and donate gift cards?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept gift cards at this time. Monetary donations allow the flexibility for our child life specialists to meet the unique needs of each patient and family.

Who do I reach out to with more questions?

Reach out to the Fundraise Your Way team! We can be reached at events@chtrust.org or 617-919-6414.