Gifts in Kind

Your gifts can brighten a child’s stay. Whether it’s a new toy, books or crafts, these special gifts go a long way to making a child feel more at home while in hospital.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, anyone wishing to donate new and never-used items are asked to kindly mail their gifts or contact the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation for more information. Due to the hospital’s infection prevention and control guidelines and safety of the patients, we are unable to accept used or handmade items of any kind. We respectfully ask that you extend your generosity to another organization of your choice.

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! Please let us know by email 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

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The Toy & Gift Fund

This special fund supports items that promote healing throughout the year. These include toys, games, art and craft supplies, play equipment and other activities used by Child Life specialists in patient care programs and playrooms, both in therapeutic play and just for fun.

Online: Gifts can be made online. Please be sure to enter ‘Toy & Gift Fund’ in the comments field.

Mail: You can send a cheque payable to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. Be sure to include ‘Toy & Gift Fund’ in the memo line, and send to the address below:

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

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Gift Cards

Gift cards make wonderful presents, especially for teens. They can also help the Child Life team purchase items that 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:

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

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Auction and Prize Donations

The Foundation is fortunate to benefit from several exciting events throughout the year, many with an auction or prizing component. We are always 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 or email us for more information.

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Art

If you have a piece of art you would like to donate to the hospital, please complete this 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 email us.

Please note: The Alberta Children’s Hospital Art Advisory Committee is responsible for considering all artwork donations and deciding where art will be placed within the hospital. Artworks must be sensitive to the distress families may be feeling at the hospital and recognize cultural differences of those visiting. Signage on the back of the artwork is acceptable, however plaques or labelling are not permitted on the front of the artwork. At this time, we cannot accept murals due to concerns with infection control.

If you have 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 us.

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Food and Treats

While very appreciative of the thought, hospital staff and volunteers are unable to 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.

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