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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Charitable Business Number for the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation?
How to apply to the Foundation and to the Children’s Hospital?

How do I volunteer for the Foundation? For the Children’s Hospital?
How do I make a monetary donation?
Funding for staff training?

Does the Foundation accept used toys?

Does the Foundation accept VCR tapes?

Can we donate a car to the Foundation?

Do you accept donations of furniture -- sofas, rocking chairs?

Does the Foundation accept donations of TVs?

Where we can find a map of the hospital?

Can we drop off donations at Admitting?
What if I am donating several heavy boxes, where can I drop them off and what are shipping’s hours?
Where are your cash donation boxes located?
Is there free parking while I make my donation?
Where are we located in the hospital?

Can we bring our toy donations into the units to give to the kids?

Do we have a “wish list” of toys we are looking for?
Where can I learn about Grants and Funding?

1.    What is the Charitable Business Number for the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation?

CRA Business Number - Charitable Business Number: 13037 3244 RR0001

2.    How to apply to the Foundation and to the Children’s Hospital?

To see if we're hiring or to apply online to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation please visit our careers page at:
www.childrenshospital.ab.ca/JoinOurTeam

Career opportunities for the Alberta Children's Hospital must be made through Alberta Health Services. You can apply online at:
http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/careers.htm

3.    How do I volunteer for the Foundation? For the Children’s Hospital?

To volunteer at the Foundation, please call 403-955-8838 or email our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteeringinfo@achf.com
To volunteer at Alberta Children's Hospital call the main switch board at 403-955-8871 and ask to speak with the volunteer coordinator.

4.    How do I make a monetary donation?

You can make a donation in a number of different ways:

a)    Online -- Visa, Master Card or American Express is accepted

b)    Through the mail: Cheque, money order or cash:

c)    Over the phone using your credit card: Call (403) 955-8818.

d)    In Person by visiting the Foundation. We accept donations via debit, mastercard, and visa, as well as cash and cheques. Our office hours for in person gifts are:
      8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

e) or you may drop off your donation at either of our donation boxes located here at the Alberta Children's Hospital. One is located by admitting and the other is just outside the Foundation doors on the 2nd floor.

Please make cheques and money orders payable to:  

The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, or A.C.H.F. for short.

Mail can be sent to:
Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation
2nd Fl. 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W.
Calgary, AB T3B 6A8

5.    Funding for staff training?

Funding for staff training is overseen by Lois Ward- Director Child and Women’s Health.  Please contact her Assistant at:
(403) 955-2240.

6.    Does the Foundation accept used toys?

The foundation only accepts newly bought items. Due to tighter infection control practices and because of children with compromised immune systems, the Foundation will not accept used items for the hospital.

7.    Does the Foundation accept VCR tapes?

No, when we moved to the new site we upgraded to DVD players.

8.    Can we donate a car to the Foundation?

Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation.  To donate a car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, click here to learn more. Donate A Car Canada may provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car through Donate a Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation will send you a tax receipt after your car donation is complete!

Donate A Car Canada will look after everything to make your donation easy for you to support Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. Click here to learn more!

9.    Do you accept donations of furniture -- sofas, rocking chairs?

We do not accept used furniture. Rocking chairs are evaluated on a case by case basis if there is a need for one.  For more information please contact the Foundation office at (403) 955-8818.

10.    Does the Foundation accept donations of TVs?

Televisions that are brand new are accepted if there is a need for them.  It may be possible to receive a Tax receipt if the donor can provide the original receipt.

11.    Where we can find a map of the hospital?

Please visit: http://www.calgaryhealthregion.ca/ACH/documents/about/map.pdf for a map in PDF format.

12.    Can we drop off donations at Admitting?

Donations can be dropped off at main admitting outside of the Foundation’s office hours (8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday), provided the items are newly purchased.

13.    What if I am donating several heavy boxes, where can I drop them off and what are shipping’s hours?

Please contact the Foundation office prior to dropping large items off, as storage space is limited.  Shipping and receiving hours are 8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday.  Heavier items can be brought to shipping bay #3 at the rear of the Hospital.

14.    Where are your cash donation boxes located?

There is one donation box located on the main level, by the TV screen and another located adjacent from the Foundation office.

15.    Is there free parking while I make my donation?
 
If you are parked for less than 15 minutes, you will not be charged. The Alberta Children's Hospital is located at 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW. It is on the western side of the University of Calgary's campus.  There is a parkade marked “Visitor Parking.”

16.    Where are we located in the hospital?

The Foundation office is located on the 2nd floor of the Alberta Children's Hospital. When you come in the main entrance, take staircase located to your right as you enter the Main Gathering Space, and we are located at the top of that staircase to your right.

17.    Can we bring our toy donations into the units to give to the kids?

Unfortunately not, due to the privacy of the patients and to limit the exposure of illness to children with compromised immune systems.

18.    Do we have a “wish list” of toys we are looking for?

Yes, there is a wish list for each unit/department in the Hospital.  Please call the Foundation office at (403) 955-8818 to obtain a copy of the list.


19.    Where can I learn about Grants and Funding?
At the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, we proudly inspire our community to invest in excellence in child health, research and family centred care. Through our Child Health Grant Program, donations are used for projects that make the biggest difference in child health outcomes.

Learn about our Child Health Grant Program and how to apply

Our Mission

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