Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Launches Annual Valentine’s Day Card Drive on

Anonymous sponsor has pledged $1 for each card sent by February 14, committing up to $25,000.
Boy with medium skin tone and dark hair wearing glasses, hospital gown and sweatpants holds three colorful Valentine's Day cards as he sits in his hospital bed next to a stuffed sloth toy

LOS ANGELES (February 1, 2024)Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) today launched its annual online Valentine’s Day card drive. Community members and supporters are invited to submit one of three coloring cards, customizable with a personalized message, by visiting through February 14. An anonymous sponsor has pledged $1 for every card shared, up to $25,000.

“Through this annual card drive, our patients receive cute messages and still have the chance to enjoy Valentine’s Day,” says Carol Hamamoto, Manager, Child Life and Expressive Arts & Therapies at CHLA. “What’s more, it’s a fun and easy way for the community to show their love and encouragement, while supporting a good cause.”

Card designs include a unicorn jumping over the moon, a koala riding a rocket ship and an alien orbiting Earth in a UFO. Printed cards and messages will be hand delivered along with goody bags by CHLA’s Child Life team to patients, in celebration of the special day.

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is at the forefront of pediatric medicine, offering acclaimed care to children from across the world, the country and the greater Southern California region. Founded in 1901, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is the largest provider of care for children in Los Angeles County, the No. 1 pediatric hospital in California and the Pacific region, and is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the nation on U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals. Clinical expertise spans the pediatric care continuum for newborns to young adults, from everyday preventive medicine to the most medically complex cases. Inclusive, compassionate, child- and family-friendly clinical care is led by physicians who are faculty members of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Physicians translate the new discoveries, treatments and cures proven through the work of scientists in The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—among the top 10 children’s hospitals for National Institutes of Health funding—to bring answers to families faster. The hospital also is home to one of the largest training programs for pediatricians in the United States. To learn more, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter, and visit our blog at