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Ways to give

Ways to give

The generosity of donors is what enables Shriners for Children Medical Center to deliver life-changing medical care without placing a burden on the families of our patients. There are many ways to give – from participating in one of our fundraising events, to creating a plan for giving. No matter how large or small, every gift makes a difference in the life of a child.

At Shriners for Children Medical Center, approximately 82 percent of all funds are dedicated to patient care, research and education. We take pride in ensuring that your gifts are used in the most efficient and effective manner to provide the best possible care today and to continue our mission into the future.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a fully qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organization under IRS regulations. Donations are tax-deductible as provided by law.

In addition, Shriners Hospitals for Children is the recipient of the Independent Charities of America Seal of Excellence. This designation is awarded to members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness and cost effectiveness.

Donate online

You can donate online now!

By mail

Send a check or money order to:

Shriners for Children Medical Center
Attn: Development Office
909 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105

By phone

To make a gift over the phone, please call our development office at 626-389-9561.

Donate toys

Toys and child-appropriate gift items are needed for our patients throughout the year. If you are considering a donation of toys to Shriners for Children Medical Center, please visit our Toy donations page.

Donated items may be used as gifts to individual patients or utilized in playrooms, support groups or therapy sessions. While a variety of toys and games are appreciated, please refer to the donation guidelines to see a list of what we can and cannot accept.

Fundraising events

Shriners for Children Medical Center relies on people like you to help create the hope children need as they face difficult challenges ahead. You can help us raise funds by participating in one of our events or planning your own event.

To host an event or set up a personal or group fundraising page, visit

Create a fundraising page

Create your own fundraising page online and get personally involved in raising much-needed funds on behalf of Shriners for Children Medical Center.

Estate and planned gifts

Planned giving enables you to maximize your personal philanthropic objectives. Depending on the asset given and the gift arrangement selected, you can realize substantial benefits while supporting Shriners for Children Medical Center patients.

See our Estate and planned gifts page for information regarding:

  • Bequests
  • Charitable gift annuity
  • Life estate agreement
  • Charitable remainder trusts 

Contact us

For questions or more information about ways to give, please contact our development office at 626-389-9561or email.

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