FAQs

What do my donations to Children’s of Alabama Foundation support?
For more information on how your donation supports Children’s of Alabama, please visit Why Give?

Who does Children’s of Alabama serve?
In 2019, Children’s served patients from every county in Alabama, 42 states, and the seven countries. 

Are my donations tax deductible?
Alabama Children’s Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which makes all donations to us tax-deductible.

How can I start my own fundraising event for Children’s of Alabama?
Thank you for your interest in raising funds for Children’s of Alabama. Click here for more information on creating fundraising events and to learn how to set up your own online fundraising page. Visit our event guide to learn more.

Can I make my gift in memory or in honor of someone?
Yes, see Honor & Memorial Giving for more information.

Can I designate my gift to a specific area of the hospital?
Yes, you can indicate the area/program you would like to support by making a note in the “Gift Designation” box on the online donation form or indicating on subject line of your check. All gifts that are not designated will go towards our Annual Fund and be used to support the greatest needs of the hospital.

How can I include Children’s of Alabama in my will or estate plans?
If you would like to make a planned gift by designating Children’s of Alabama as a beneficiary through a will, trust, or if you are an estate attorney or advisor and need more information, please contact Coke Matthews at CMatthews@ChildrensAL.org, or call 205-638-9003.

How can my company get involved in supporting Children’s of Alabama?
For more information on how your company can get involved in events, please click here. For information on how your company can get involved with a percentage of sales, please click here.

Do you accept donations of toys, books, or other items?
Yes, please visit Donate Items for more information on donating items. Due to infection control and the safety of our patients, donated items must be new and unused in its original packaging and must be shipped directly to the hospital.

How can I volunteer at Children’s of Alabama?
For more information on volunteering visit our Volunteer Services page.

Can I come to the hospital to distribute toys to patients or visit with patients as a service project?
Not at this time, please contact Coke Matthews at CMatthews@ChildrensAL.org, or call 205-638-9003 if interested.

How can my school or community group raise money for Children’s?
There are many ways that your school or community group can raise money for Children’s

My child is a current or former patient of Children’s. How can we give back?
There are many ways to give back to Children’s. For more info, click on the links below!

My question wasn’t answered above. Who can I ask for more help?
For more information, please contact the Children’s of Alabama Foundation office at 205-638-9183 or email Donate@ChildrensAL.org.