How It Works
Children's Hospital of Greenville Health System treats more than 400,000 infants, children and adolescents each year. That number translates to lots of children with lots of needs. Although patients at GHS Children's Hospital are treated by some of the best pediatricians in the country, their needs go beyond what most people consider traditional "medical care." Children's Hospital patients also have psycho-social needs, which can be met through specific items such as toys, care packages, birthday parties, attending camps, etc.
For example, a child receiving a painful treatment might benefit from the distraction of playing with a toy. A child's spirits could be lifted by having a birthday party in the hospital on that special day. Funds are very limited for these kinds of needs, which presents a special opportunity for community involvement. As a result, the Office of Philanthropy & Partnership came up with the concept of having a Virtual Toy Drive.
For the 2018 season we have simplified the process of giving to Virtual Toy Drive. While the needs of Children's Hospital haven't changed, the way you can help our patients has. In past years, many of you found the number of item choices overwhelming and asked for an option to give a direct donation instead. You can now give directly to the department you have the closest affinity to and your donation will be used to purchase those toys, books, games, art supplies, etc. that the department needs most. If you don't have a department preference, you can donate to Children's Hospital and your donation will go towards the greatest current needs for the hospital regardless of department.
Questions? Please contact Louise Mariani