Friends and Young Friends of St. Louis Children's Hospital
Since 1954, Friends have come together to help St. Louis Children's Hospital do what's right for kids! Because of our members, Friends have been able to contribute millions of dollars and volunteer hours to help improve the quality of life for children, adolescents and their families. Thank you!
Friends' members come from all walks of life but share the common bond of wanting to help kids. Individual membership starts at just $50 a year and couples can sign up for $90. Best Friend levels for individuals and couples are $250 with a Best Friend Forever membership at $1,000 per person.
Join the Friends of St. Louis Children's Hospital:
- Sign up online!
- Sign up by phone: Please call the Foundation office at 314.286.0988. Business hours are M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Feel free to leave a message.
Gift memberships are available. Click here for more information.
Young Friends of St. Louis Children's Hospital
Get connected with this group of men and women who consider themselves young professional, parents and friends who like to have fun while helping a good cause! Click here for more information.
The following fundraising and service projects are hosted by Friends and Young Friends members each year. Proceeds help kids receive quality medical care with a compassionate touch at St. Louis Children's Hospital regardless of the family's ability to pay.
- "Tabletops" Spring Event
Unique luncheon and shopping experience, featuring magnificent tabletop displays from over 50 of St. Louis' finest florists, decorators and merchants.
- Holiday Cards
These kid-designed cared are sure to share the true spirit of the holidays.
- Cocktails and Clowns
Join us for this worthwhile happy hour.
- Carousel Gala
One of St. Louis' premier black-tie galas held at The Ritz-Carlton featuring a gourmet dinner, live music, dancing and a selective oral auction.
Service and Advocacy Projects
In addition to raising necessary funds for treatments and programs, the Friends enjoy projects where they can reward volunteers, impact legislature and interact with patients and families.
- Friends Volunteer Shift at Ronald McDonald House Family Room in St. Louis Children's Hospital
- Jane Spoehrer Memorial Scholarship
Two SLCH student volunteers are rewarded each year for their service.
- Jefferson City Trip
Friends members join SLCH staff on a trip to the state capitol. No political experience required!
- Love Light Festival
The holiday season is made special for patients and their families.
- Do It in a Day
From time to time, Friends and Young Friends do a variety of small, but important projects to benefit patients and families at SLCH. Activities include serving dinner to families, assembling family care bags for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and other projects.