Be a Kids Helping Kids HERO
Even the smallest hands can make the biggest difference!
Thanks to you, kids and families across southern Alberta are getting the best possible care at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Through lemonade stands or garage sales, birthday parties or theme days at school, kids of all ages are using their creative energy to make a difference for sick and injured children in our community ... and having fun while doing it!
Many kids give because they are grateful for the help they personally received at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Some of them want to help because a friend or sibling had to come to the hospital for cancer treatment or a special surgery. Others simply think that it is the right thing to do. Whatever the reason behind it or the size of the gift, every donation makes a huge difference to families at the hospital.
Kids Helping Kids is our way of celebrating your imagination and enthusiasm as you support important research, high-tech equipment and special programming. You can download our fundraising toolkit to give you ideas and help get you started in your fundraising efforts. We look forward to working with you and we thank you in advance for everything you’re doing to help make life better for kids in our community.
When you make a donation or fundraise for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, you are supporting excellence in care for kids who are sick or injured.
Your support will help more than 102,000 kids and families who rely on care at the hospital every year! This means helping kids at the hospital feel better physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
The money you raise will help scientists develop new therapies that are specially made for kids so they’re less scary, less painful and more effective. It will also help fund new machines, tools and technology so doctors and nurses at the hospital can diagnose things faster and treat any condition they see as safely as possible.
And money raised by you also makes it so that there are fun things to do for kids who have to spend time away from home, like arts and crafts, music sessions, gardening and cooking time, movie and Bingo nights and even visits with puppies!
How you can help
Kids of all ages are putting their creative energy into making a difference in the lives of kids who rely on the Alberta Children's Hospital each year.
The Kids Helping Kids program is full of ambitious and generous children who want to make an impact and raise money for life-saving equipment, programs and family-centred care in support of kids at the Alberta Children's Hospital. Get some ideas about how you and your friends can help and find out what students in your community are doing to support kids and families.
How we can help you
We want to help you make your fundraiser a very successful event and so we’ve put together some tools you might find really useful.
Sometimes it helps if people know that the Foundation is behind you in what you’re doing. We’d be happy to write a letter letting them know we think your idea is great and we hope they’ll support you.
We can send you an official Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation poster, which you can personalize for your event to show what you’re doing and where the money’s going.
You can start your own personal fundraising page on our website where you’ll be able to add pictures, set a goal and let your friends and family know why you have decided to raise money for this important cause. Start your own page today.
Please note: To protect our donor and fundraiser privacy, there is a $5 fee to set up your personal fundraising page. This fee will be applied to the overall fundraising goal and is tax deductible. It is an easy way to kickstart your fundraising campaign. Your fee will be applied at the end of the registration process. If you prefer, we can set up your page for you. Contact us directly and we will work with you to get your fundraising page up and running.
Donation tracking form
We can provide you with a donation tracking form so you can keep a list of who has contributed to your fundraiser.
Thank you for helping
Build new skills
In addition to the thousands of children and families who you’ll be helping by raising money for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, organizing an event or fundraiser will help you develop some great skills to list on a job application or resume!
As a fundraiser, you'll now have experience in project management, money management, setting and achieving goals, and working with and inspiring others.
Donor wall and cheque
We want to celebrate you and all of your hard work on behalf of the sick and injured kids in our community. Everyone who participates in the Kids Helping Kids program will have the opportunity to place a personalized heart on the Donor Wall at the Foundation office in the hospital. This way, the entire community can be inspired by your generosity.
We would also love to have a cheque presentation so you can get your photo taken with our large cheque, either at the hospital or at your school!
Celebration and awards
Once a year, we celebrate all the amazing young fundraisers who are supporting kids at the hospital and we hand out awards for outstanding Kids Helping Kids efforts, including:
*This special recognition is given to a child or group who demonstrates excellence in creativity, spirit or passion in their fundraising for the Alberta Children's Hospital.