Please click the questions below to learn more about the Employee Giving program. For all other questions, please contact Hailey Cooper at [email protected] or 314.273.3458.

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 2021 campaign, will fund the following initiatives in 2022:

  • Excellence in Care
    • Audiology Loaner Hearing Aids
    • Child Life Expressive Art Therapies
    • Child Life Playrooms & Teen Lounge
    • MICU Replacement
    • Camp Rhythm
    • Home Health & Hospice
    • Neuro Oncology Care Coordinators
    • NICU Vouchers
    • Family Care Fund
    • Sleep Psychology: Sleep Watches
    • Center for Families
    • Therapy Toys
  • Community Health Improvement
    • CHAO/HKE
    • Project Safety Net
    • Victims of Violence
  • Research and Discovery
    • Children's Discovery Institute
    • Simulators for Saigh Simulation Center
    • Neurocritical Care Fellowships

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

Yes! There is a new spirit t-shirt for sale. Visit the Foundation during kickoff week, March 28–April 1, to purchase a shirt in-person or go to to purchase online. For additional questions, please call Hailey Cooper at 314.273.3458.

Visit the Foundation at select locations during the following times:

  • Monday, March 28
    • St. Louis Children's Hospital (lower level in front of fish tank)
      • 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 29
    • St. Louis Children's Hospital (lower level in front of fish tank)
      • 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
    • West County Specialty Care Center
      • 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 30
    • St. Louis Children's Hospital (lower level in front of fish tank)
      • 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 31
    • South County Specialty Care Center
      • 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    • Child Development Centers
      • CAB 12:30–1:30 p.m.
      • Newstead 1:30–2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 1
    • St. Louis Children's Hospital (lower level in front of fish tank)
      • 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Spirit Days (the 1st Friday of every month) will continue in 2022. Staff are encouraged to wear their Spirit t-shirts and jeans (if applicable).

2022 Spirit Days
April 1
May 6
June 3
July 1
August 5
September 2
October 7
November 4
December 2

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

Yes! The t-shirts are the same brand and style as the 2020 and 2021 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 Foundation. When 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 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, 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. Also, remember that donations can be spread out over the year through payroll deduction or monthly credit card donations.