Ways to Help - Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

How do I contact the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Foundation or fundraising department?

The Foundation telephone number is 323-361-3850. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mailing address:

4650 Sunset Blvd, MS #29
Los Angeles, CA 90027


How can I make a donation?

There are a few ways to donate:

Make an online donation

Call the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Foundation at 323-361-2308 during regular business hours: Monday–Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please visit our Ways to Help page to learn more.

How do I remove my name from the CHLA mailing list?

Contact the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Foundation at 323-361-2308 or foundation@chla.usc.edu. Please indicate if you would like to be removed from fundraising mailings, hospital marketing communications, specific mailings, or all CHLA communications.

Where can I find CHLA financial and tax information?

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1967. Donations are tax-deductible under Federal Tax ID 95-1690977.

To review a financial summary, please see the latest edition of The Children's Hospital Los Angeles Annual Report.

Where can I get a receipt for a donation that I mailed in?

Please call the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Foundation Donor Services at 323-361-3850.

Where can I get a receipt for my stock gift?

Please call the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Foundation Donor Services at 323-361-3850.

Questions About the Hospital

Can I cheer up your patients by visiting them in the hospital?

The hospital’s infection control guidelines prevent us from accommodating requests from the public to visit or deliver items to our patients in person. However, we offer many other ways to help our patients.

How can I donate items to the hospital?

There are a few types of items you can donate:

Miscellaneous Items and Cars

Please visit the In Kind Donations page to donate miscellaneous items and vehicles to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.


To find out what toys our patients need during the holidays and all year round, please visit the online gift registry for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. From here you can easily purchase gifts online and have them sent directly to the hospital.

Please visit the Donate Toys page for more information on how to participate in our toy donation program.


You can donate to the Literally Healing Program or send books and purchase gift cards through the program’s Amazon wish list.   

To learn the program and how to help, please visit Literally Healing Program.

Please note that infection control guidelines may prevent us from accepting handmade items for patients. You can contact the hospital’s Volunteer Services department at volunteers@chla.usc.edu to see if we can accept your items.

How can I fundraise for CHLA?

Please visit our Online Fundraising Center where you can start your own online fundraising page with all proceeds directly benefitting CHLA. You can start a page for any occasion, in honor or memory of someone special, or in support of one of our causes.

I’d like to host a fundraising event. How do I get started?

If you would like to hold a community fundraising event or create an online fundraising page benefiting CHLA, please review the guidelines and FAQs on our Online Fundraising Center site and submit an application. Once our Special Events department receives the application, they will contact you with next steps.