Boston Children's Hospital

About the Virtual Toy Drive Program

For families who must spend the holidays at Boston Children's, the Virtual Toy Drive Program means light, joy and fun during a difficult time. When you host a virtual toy drive, your friends and family can make a monetary donation to your online fundraising page instead of donating a physical toy. Funding ensures the holidays are celebrated to the fullest at the hospital, with gifts for each patient, virtual Santa visits and special moments throughout the season. You'll also help fill urgent needs for patient families and the hospital, during the holiday season and year-round.

How it works:

  1. Host a virtual toy drive and ask friends and family for a monetary donation instead of a toy donation.
  2. With your support, child life specialists purchase meaningful toys and items for patients and create special moments throughout the holiday season.
  3. Toys and items are also used to restock playrooms, cheer up patients after a difficult day or procedure and celebrate the holidays or other milestones.

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About Boston Children's Hospital

Families from every state and more than 100 countries travel to Boston Children's for lifesaving answers. Through compassionate care and groundbreaking research, children receive care unavailable anywhere else.

Boston Children's is ranked the number one pediatric hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. We are home to the world's largest pediatric research enterprise. Our breakthroughs have cured millions of children. Discoveries here are shared, saving lives around the globe.

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