Please click the questions below to learn more about the Employee Giving program. For all other questions, please contact Jill Wiethuchter at [email protected] or 314.640.0200.

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 in the 2023 campaign, will fund the following initiatives in 2024:

Community Health Improvement

Research and Discovery

  • Children's Discovery Institute
  • Haploidentical transplant as a cure for sickle cell disease
  • Neurofibromatosis (NF) Clinical Program
  • PICU Study: Survivors Reflections

Excellence in Care

  • Camp Rhythm
  • Center for Families
  • Child Life Services
    • Duo Dog Casey
    • Expressive Art Therapies
    • Patient activities
    • Inpatient playrooms, sibling playroom and teen lounge
    • Teen programming
  • Diabetes education
  • General medicine sound machines
  • Hematology-Oncology new diagnosis education kits
  • NICU education Paul Simulator Doll
  • Pediatric Advance Care Team and Hospice

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

Yes! There is new Employee Giving apparel that you can wear on spirit days, which are the first Friday of each month. To receive your apparel, visit the Foundation office after you enroll online via the payroll deduction form or the credit card form. The Foundation office is located at 1001 Highlands Plaza Dr. West, Suite 160, St. Louis, MO 63110, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center employees will receive their apparel through Campus Mail.

For additional questions, email Jill Wiethuchter at [email protected].

Spirit days (the first Friday of every month) will continue in 2024. Staff are encouraged to wear their Employee Giving apparel and jeans (if applicable).

2024 Spirit Days
March 1
April 5
May 3
June 7
July 5
August 2
September 6
October 4
November 1
December 6

I am an Alternate Worksite Employee. Can I participate in spirit days?

Yes, we would love for you to participate by wearing your spirit apparel! Make your donation online by visiting the payroll deduction form or credit card form.

I cannot make kickoff week. Can I still get a shirt?

Yes, you can make your donation at any time throughout the year. To donate, go to or visit the Coffee & Gift Shop at St. Louis Children's Hospital between 7 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and receive your Employee Giving apparel. To ensure you receive a year-end receipt, please complete this form and turn it in when making your donation at the gift shop.

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

Yes! The t-shirts are the same brand (Bella Canvas) and style as the 2023 shirts.

Will sweatshirts be available again this year?

Yes! We will offer sweatshirts again this year! They will be the same brand, Gildan, as the 2023 sweatshirts.

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

The Employee Giving Campaign is managed internally by St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation. When you make a donation, you are directly supporting the programs and services that benefit the patients and their families at 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. Please note that St. Louis Children's Hospital is not a United Way funded organization.

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. However you may direct your support wherever you choose. The Foundation has many funds that directly benefit patients, employees and the hospital.

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

All donations make a difference and play an important role in the success of the overall campaign. Also, remember that donations can be spread out over the year through payroll deduction or $5 minimum monthly credit card donations.