Please click the questions below to learn more about the Employee Giving program.

Why give each year?

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation funds programs and services above and beyond those covered by normal hospital operations. The funds raised through the 2020 campaign will support the following initiatives in 2021:

Community Health Improvement

  • Community Health Advocacy and Outreach operations
  • Safety Street 


  • Neuro Oncology & Investigational New Drug Support
  • Patient Resources to support Participation in Clinical Trials
  • Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship

Family-Centered Programs

  • BJC Home Health & Hospice
  • Camp Rhythm
  • Child Life Expressive Arts & Music Therapy
  • Family Care Fund 
  • Heart Center Device Day
  • Heart Center — T3 (CICU) Supplement
  • Loaner Hearing Aids
  • NICU Programs
  • NICU Nutrition Vouchers
  • Olson Family Garden
  • Patient activities
  • PICU Blankets & Comfort Cart
  • Playrooms and Teen Lounge
  • Teen programming

Will there be another Spirit T-shirt & Spirit Days?

Yes! There is a new spirit t-shirt for sale. Visit to purchase online. If you would like to purchase with cash or check, please call Hannah Brenton at 314.286.1270.

Spirit Days (the 1st Friday of every month) will continue in 2021. Staff are encouraged to wear their Spirit t-shirts and jeans (if applicable).

2021 Spirit Days
March 5
April 2
May 7
June 4
July 2
August 6
September 3
October 1
November 5
December 3

Is this the same t-shirt material as last year?

Yes! The t-shirts are the same brand and style as the 2019 and 2020 shirts.

How is the Employees Giving Campaign different than the United Way?

The Employee Giving Campaign is managed internally by the St. Louis Children's Hospital FoundationWhen you make a donation, you are directly supporting the programs and services of St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The United Way is a separate organization. When you make a gift to the United Way Campaign, your donation is pooled with other donations and allocated by United Way to other valued non-profit organizations in the Greater St. Louis area. Note: St. Louis Children’s Hospital is not a United Way funded non-profit.

How much should I contribute and is my contribution tax deductible?

Making a contribution is a personal decision and any amount is welcome and appreciated. All contributions to St. Louis Children’s Hospital are deductible to the extent provided by law.

Will my boss know if I donate or not?

Not unless you give your consent to publicly disclose that you are a donor and the amount of your donation. Donors have the right to keep their donation information fully confidential.

Where does my donation go?

We are asking that you direct your gift to our Area of Greatest Need Fund, but you may direct your support wherever you choose. The Foundation has many funds that directly benefit patients, employees and the Hospital.

What if I can’t make a large donation, should I still contribute?

All donations make a difference and play an important role to the success of the overall campaign. As well, remember that donations can be spread out over the year through payroll deduction or monthly credit card donations.