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Gifts in Kind
Important update about toy and gift donations

Due to COVID-19 restrictions in place at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, anyone wishing to donate in-kind items are respectfully asked to mail their gifts or contact the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation for more information.

Main Line: 403.955.8818

Donation guidelines and acceptable items

Thank you for thinking of the kids cared for at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Please note that at this time and until further notice, Foundation and hospital staff cannot accept in-person donations, including toys and gifts.

The generosity of our community has always been a special part of the Alberta Children’s Hospital, and your support would be appreciated in any of the following ways:

Donate to the Toy & Gift Fund

The Toy and Gift Fund helps to purchase items that help healing throughout the year. These items are used primarily for the purposes of recreation and therapeutic play and includes toys, games, art and craft supplies, play equipment and diversional activities to be used by Child Life staff in patient care programs and playrooms.

A charitable donation receipt for income tax purposes will be issued by ACHF for gifts of $20 or more. Donations can be made:

You can make a gift here!
To ensure your gift is properly directed, please enter 'Toy & Gift Fund' in the 'What prompted your gift' section of the donation page.

By mail:
Please make your cheque payable to ACHF to the address below and include 'Toy & Gift Fund' in the memo line:

Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation
28 Oki Drive NW
Calgary, AB T3B 6A8

Gift cards

Gift cards make wonderful presents, especially for teens! They can also help the Child Life team purchase items to help facilitate play and art-based therapies, events and programs while kids are in the hospital. Suggested gift cards include Walmart, Indigo, Amazon, Apple, Google, shopping malls and toy stores. You can mail gift cards directly to the Foundation at the address listed above.

Toy, book and gift donations

We encourage donors to purchase items from online retailers that have a delivery option to ship directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Check out the current wish list of items for patients and families! Your generosity is very much appreciated. Please let us know by email at if an order is being shipped so that we can thank you! 

Brand new, unwrapped toys, books and gifts can be shipped to:
Alberta Children’s Hospital
Attn: Stacy Kelly
28 Oki Drive NW
Calgary, AB T3B 6A8

Host a virtual fundraiser

Set up a customized fundraising page, describe your initiative, add photos, and invite people to support your fundraiser. Choose the fundraiser type that suits you best. All funds raised will support Patient and Family Centred Care Programming at the hospital, which provides therapeutic programming that cares for kids’ spirits. From art and music therapy to fish tanks and playrooms, exceptional programs and enhancements make the Alberta Children’s Hospital a truly special and caring place.

Sign up with Kids Helping Kids

The Kids Helping Kids program is full of ambitious and thoughtful children and youth—including schools, clubs and teams—who want to make an impact and raise money for life-saving equipment, programs and family-centred care in support of the Alberta Children's Hospital. Learn more about how you and your friends can help support kids and families.

Food and treats

ACH staff and volunteers cannot accept donated food products, dietary supplements or beverages, whether commercially prepared or home-made. This includes unopened food such as candy, baked goods, and food meant for display such as gingerbread houses.

Donations of knitted/crocheted items/handmade items

Due to current infection prevention and control policies, we are not able to accept any handmade items such as knitted or crocheted items (hats, mittens, blankets, etc.) or toys and crafts. Please consider sharing the love with another organization in need.

Used/previously owned items

Due to the hospital’s infection prevention and control guidelines and safety of the patients, we are not able to accept used or previously owned items of any kind. We respectfully ask that you extend your generosity to another organization of your choice.

Auction and prize donations

The Foundation is fortunate to benefit from several exciting events throughout the year, many with an auction or prizing component. In order to help raise much needed funds for our hospital, we are looking for unique items, services or experiences to feature in one or more of these prestigious events. If your business or organization would like to donate an item, please call 403.955.8818 for more information.


The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation supports the Alberta Children's Hospital Art Advisory Committee. As a panel of art specialists, this committee reviews all artwork donation submissions and is responsible for deciding where art will be placed within the hospital.

Each work will be chosen on its own merit. All artwork must be original, must be sensitive to the distress families may be feeling at the hospital and recognize cultural differences of those visiting the hospital. Signage on the back of the artwork is acceptable, however no plaques or labelling is permitted on the front of the artwork. At this time we do not accept murals due to concerns with infection control.

If you have a piece of art you would like to be considered, please complete the artwork donation form. If you require a tax receipt for your donation, a professional, third-party appraisal must be completed and submitted with your artwork donation form. For more information about donating artwork, please contact the Art Committee at

Do you have a question?

Please contact us at 403.955.8818 or


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