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Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU holiday donation drive now underway

Community members can drop off new wish list items on December 16, 18, and 19.

Trevor Dickerson



Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is once again offering the community a chance to elevate the patient experience through holiday donations that go directly toward the child life team.

This year, the community is invited to support CHoR through a number of ways, ranging from donating in-demand, brand-new toys to donating funds that will directly impact the child life team. Child life at CHoR is comprised of 13 specialists trained in helping children and families adjust and thrive in the hospital setting.

How to give:

  • Online cash donation: Select child life in the gift designation field at
  • Mail checks: Please note: child life in the memo and send it to Children’s Hospital Foundation, Box 980693, Richmond, VA 23298.
  • Mail Amazon, Walmart, and Target gift cards: Mail to Child Life Department, Box 980202, Richmond, VA 23298-0202.
  • Purchase wish list items: Visit wish lists on to purchase items online from Amazon and have them shipped directly and safely to child life.
  • Drop off items on Dec. 16, 18, and 19: Shop the child life wish lists and deliver donations to Children’s Emergency Department Street Entrance (1213 E Clay Street) on the brick pavers.
    • December 16, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    • December 18, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • December 19, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

“Even with updated guidelines, there are still so many creative and meaningful ways to give back and make this holiday season as special as possible for children and their families,” said Emily Toalson, director of major gifts for Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Every donation makes a difference, and we encourage you to consider helping us spread the holiday joy through one of our many ways to give.”

Child life at CHoR accepts all new toys and items from brands like Fisher Price, Little People, Playskool, Oball, or Melissa and Doug. Additionally, CHoR is unable to accept used items, religious or political items, violent toys (i.e., nerf guns), dollar store items, or holiday-themed items.

To learn more about the impact of your gift or how to donate, visit

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Trevor Dickerson is the Editor and Co-Founder of RVAHub.