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Ways to give

Ways to give

Every story of hope at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis is made possible thanks to generous gifts from donors like you. Meet Jude in the video below and hear how donors to the St. Louis Shriners Hospital team has given her hope for a brighter tomorrow.

For more than 90 years, we have been bringing Love to the rescue for more than 100,000 children with orthopaedic conditions and bone diseases. We are co-listed with St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine as one of America’s top pediatric orthopaedic hospitals by U.S. News and World Report because of our world-renowned pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis relies on the generosity of donors to continue improving the lives of children.

There are many ways you can give. Donations of all sizes, whether they’re recurring or one-time, make a difference. With your gift, you help provide the very best care for children.

Your gift makes a difference

When you give to Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis, you help children by bringing them the hope they need to face difficult challenges ahead. Your gift makes anything possible for kids with orthopaedic conditions.

You can give online using our secure form. You can also give by phone at 314-872-8330 or by mail.

Cash donations

Donations, unless otherwise specified, are earmarked for the St. Louis Shriners Hospital general donation fund, which supports the areas of greatest need in the hospital. Checks can be made payable to:

Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis
Attn: Development Office
4400 Clayton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Heroes for Kids capital campaign

There are multiple naming opportunities available in our new hospital and we would be happy to send an informational packet with more detail. An electronic Wall of Honor is being created in the new building to recognize donor participation in an appropriate and dignified manner. The Wall of Honor will include the names of individual and family donors, businesses, foundations and organizations, including Shrine temples (chapters), clubs and units that have made substantial contributions to the Heroes for Kids capital campaign.


A pledge allows donors to make a larger donation over a period of time. These types of gifts significantly enhance our fundraising efforts. Donors can extend pledge payments over a two to five year time period and reminders can be sent at an agreed upon interval. 

Make an honor or memorial gift

Donors may wish to create a tribute in memory or honor of a loved one or friend. Acknowledgment letters are mailed in keeping with IRS regulations. When next of kin name and address information is provided, we will send notification letters letting them know gifts were made. For privacy reasons, the specific gift amounts are not listed.

Celebrate the life of a friend or loved one by making a gift online in their honor or memory, and be sure to choose the St. Louis Shriners Hospital to direct your gift, or contact Janet Cline at 314-872-8330 or by email.

Stocks and securities

Your gifts of stock or securities are greatly appreciated. These gifts may result in capital gains tax savings and an immediate charitable deduction for you. For transfer instructions or additional information, contact the Development Office at 314-872-8330. 

Planned giving

A gift to Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis in your will or trust, or by beneficiary designation, can ensure happy and healthy tomorrows for children. Some legacy gifts can provide reliable income to you or a loved one for life. Your long-term commitment to our mission will allow us to stay focused on delivering world-class care to children regardless of the families' ability to pay.

Corporate and foundation partnership

Your partnership with Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis can build your brand, engage your employees and show your commitment to helping kids be kids – while supporting medical care for children with bone, muscle and joint conditions. Ways to partner include:

  • Financial donations
  • Sponsorship and cause marketing
  • Employee engagement
  • In-kind donations

We’d love to discuss the best way for your organization to partner with us.

Fundraisers and special events

You can become personally involved in raising much-needed funds on behalf of Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis. When you attend or host one of our community fundraising events, start a fundraising page or donate to someone else’s fundraising efforts, you make an immediate and memorable impact on children and their families.

In-kind donations

Special toys and activities can make a patient’s experience at our hospital less stressful. You can provide the gift of new toys, crafts, games and other items for kids of all ages – from infants to teens. Because the health and safety of our patients always comes first, Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis can only accept brand-new toys, stuffed animals, games and crafts.

See our Donating toys and items page to learn more about the types of donations we accept and how to make your donation.


One of the most personal gifts you can offer is the gift of your time. Learn more about how to volunteer.


You can support Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis while you shop! Surprise your friends and family with extraordinary gifts and help provide life-changing care to children.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis is a fully qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organization under IRS regulations. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided by law.