Gifts of Art and Toys
Donations of Toys and Books
Donations of toys, books, crafts and other types of items to the Alberta Children’s Hospital are common, and these are referred to as ‘gifts-in-kind’. Sometimes these donations are from a child wanting to share good fortune with another child; for example, a child may wish to give new, unopened birthday presents he or she received to the hospital. Other times, a grateful former patient or a family member may wish to express gratitude for the care that was received, and want to ‘give back’ particularly during a holiday season such as Christmas. This may take the form of individuals or families making a donation, or it may be a school, organization or business that collects items on a larger scale (e.g. toy drive).
In operating the gift-in-kind program, it is important to consider how best to serve the needs of the children and families of the hospital. Aspects that need to be carefully looked at are whether these donations are truly safe, useful and appreciated. Donations must not only be distributed equitably throughout the areas of the hospital in accordance with the needs of the individual clinic/program areas, but also in a way that honors the wishes of the donor as much as possible.
Donations of Artwork by Professional Artists
The Alberta Children’s Hospital is home to over 300 pieces of art. Located on all five floors of the hospital, this collection of generously donated artwork creates a warm and inviting environment for children, families and staff.
The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the Art Advisory Committee at the hospital. A jury of art specialists from the committee meets monthly to review original artwork donation submissions.
If you have a piece of art you would like to be considered for donation, please complete the Artwork Donation Form.
The following are general guidelines the jury of art specialists uses to review artwork presented to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation for donation to and display in the Alberta Children’s Hospital:
If you require a tax receipt for your donation, a professional, third party appraisal must be completed and submitted with your Artwork Donation Form.
Due to guidelines at our hospital, no plaques or labeling is permitted on the front of the artwork. Signage on the back of the art work is acceptable.
On behalf of the Alberta Children’s Hospital, we thank you in advance for your interest in our facility.
Donation of Artwork from School or Community Art Centres
We appreciate your interest and generosity in supporting the Alberta Children’s Hospital by displaying or donating children’s art work. Our mission is to foster a visually rich and healing environment through the use and creation of art for the benefit of children, families, staff and visitors. By connecting with the community we hope to reflect the spirit of excellence and care for children, which is the focus of our hospital.
For information about donating toys, please contact us at 403-955-8818 or at email@example.com