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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.

For more than 95 years, we have been bringing Love to the rescue for more than 110,000 children with orthopaedic conditions and bone diseases. Our world-renowned pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals results in our co-listing by U.S. News and World Report as one of America's top pediatric orthopaedic hospitals, with St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

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.

When you give to Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis, you help over 5,000 children a year have hope as they overcome difficult challenges and experience life-changing treatment.

Ways to give:

There are many ways to bring Love to the rescue, including:

Online 

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 our St. Louis hospital and the unrestricted fund, which supports all the patient care, surgical and outpatient clinical services needed to bring the most amazing care to the children we serve.

Checks can be made payable to:

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

All gifts over $1,000 are annually recognized in our lobby on the electronic Wall of Honor. The Wall of Honor includes the names of individual and family donors, businesses, foundations and organizations, including shrine temples, clubs and units that have made gifts within the prior 12 months.

Heroes for Kids recognition

For significant gifts, there are multiple naming opportunities available in our hospital starting at $5,000. We would be happy to send an information packet with more detail. Please call Dianne S. Johnson, director of development, at 314-692-6430. 

Special tributes

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. 

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 volunteer engagement
  • In-kind donations

We’d love to discuss the best way for your organization to partner with us. For more information, please call Development Officer Janet Cline at 314-872-8330.

Proud supporter of third-party fundraisers

Interested in a third-party fundraiser? There are hundreds of examples of fundraisers, including memorial runs, tractor pulls, auctions, sporting events and raffles. Pre-approval must be obtained through our international headquarters prior to completing a third-party fundraiser. Apply to host a third-party fundraiser.

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.

Volunteer

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

Shop

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.