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  • When the Ducks score, so will our kids. Pledge a "Buck a Puck" during the NHL playoffs.

  • Allan Fazio, Vice President of Global Business Technology Strategy at the Disneyland Resort, talks about the role of Corporate Partners at CHOC Children's.

  • Kids Cards are on sale now! These cards feature artwork by our patients and proceeds from the sale benefit CHOC's greatest needs.

  • Our patients are often visited by very special guests, including these two famous celebrities.

  • Thanks to our partnership with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, our patients can participate in a real radio station experience.

As a non-profit hospital, CHOC relies on community support to provide leading-edge care for infants, children and adolescents close to home.


CHOC Children’s is different than most hospitals. We believe in the healing power of play. From music therapy to video games to daily visits with Crush the Turtle, CHOC is a place where kids can still be kids, even while undergoing treatment.

For 50 years CHOC Children’s has stood as a distinguished non-profit children’s hospital, committed to providing the highest quality medical care to all children, no matter what their family’s financial capacity.

Tower Gift is a Testament to Long Term Investment in CHOC

Bill Holmes’ history-making $27 million gift to CHOC Children’s represents his commitment to ensuring the health and well-being of children in Orange County and beyond. This extraordinary gift allows CHOC to progress on its journey to becoming the leading destination for children’s health by providing exceptional and innovative care.

With the opening of the Bill Holmes Tower comes an increase in families depending on CHOC for their children’s health care needs, which increases our need for continued philanthropic support like yours. We have built a solid foundation for CHOC, but our journey doesn’t end here. We are now focused on the critical work of growing our endowments and raising funds to expand programs and services.

Bill Holmes

How Can I Help?

Support the health and well-being of a child. Give a gift or make a tribute donation in honor of a special person or occasion.

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Donate by mail
CHOC Children’s Hospital
Attn: CHOC Children's Foundation
1201 West La Veta, Orange, CA 92868

Donate by Phone
To speak to a CHOC Foundation representative and make a donation by phone, please call 714-509-8690

Donate via Text
Nothing could be easier than making a donation via your cell phone. Just text C-H-O-C to 90999 to donate $5 to CHOC.

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$5.00 donation to CMNH-CHOC. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 90999 to STOP. Text HELP to 90999 for HELP. Full Terms: Privacy Policy:
Planned gifts ensure your relationship with CHOC is one that will last a lifetime. Click here to explore the many benefits of charitable gift planning. If you have any questions about the best way for you to benefit through a planned gift, please call 714-204-3007.
Corporations take a lead role in advancing the mission of CHOC Children's and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. CHOC's brand is highly recognized and respected in Orange County. Your support for CHOC will illustrate your company's commitment to giving back and show that you care about the health and well-being of children in your community. Learn more
You can attend or sponsor one of our fundraising events or even put on your own fundraiser to benefit CHOC!

Attend or Sponsor Fundraising Events
CHOC Children's Foundation puts on several events throughout the year including our signature events. For a complete list of upcoming events that benefit CHOC, click here.

Outside Benefits and Fundraisers
Interested in having CHOC benefit from your event and need to use our logo for your fundraiser? Go to our Cause Marketing page.
The Guilds raise money in a variety of ways and have been active in community events since their formation including the annual CHOC/Disneyland Resort Walk. In addition, Guilds organize fund-raising events such as fashion shows, golf tournaments, dinner dances, home tours, boutiques, theme parties and other special events that appeal to their membership and constituencies.

We have 11 active guilds throughout Orange County. Find one in your area.
Toy Donations
To donate toys or other items, please click here.

Kids' Cards
CHOC Kids Cards are created by children who are or have been, patients at CHOC. By supporting these words of greeting, you will be giving children the gift of healing. All proceeds from the sale of these cards and gift tags support CHOC and CHOC at Mission.

Donate Blood
We rely on volunteer blood donors like you, your friends, neighbors and co-workers to meet these needs. Every time our volunteers donate, they leave knowing they are having direct impact on the recovery of a child. Your blood donation gives these children a better chance at a healthy life. Learn more.

Become a Volunteer
The volunteers at CHOC Children’s generously dedicate their time to help us provide the very best pediatric services in Orange County. For almost 50 years, the volunteer programs at CHOC and CHOC at Mission have provided vital assistance to all hospital departments. Learn more.

Donate Books
New and gently used children's books may be donated for families to enjoy in our waiting areas. To donate books, please call 714-509-4083..

Our Stories

Varla and Curtis Knauss have spent their entire careers helping people get the most out of their hard-earned money—he as a financial planner, she as a CPA. Now, the Orange County couple is making sure that some of their money will yield ongoing and lasting benefits to CHOC Children’s.

Thanks to a gift in 2011 of $10 million from Hyundai Motor America, the largest corporate gift in CHOC’s history, Leonard Sender, M.D., medical director of the Cancer Institute, and his team are conducting cutting-edge genomic research to better understand cancers that occur in children and teenagers.

Professional surfer Lakey Peterson stopped by Seacrest Studios at CHOC Children’s to meet the kids and generously donate $1,100 to The Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s. In this interview, Lakey talks about winning the 2012 U.S. Open as well as her new DVD, Zero to 100.

Signature Events

The CHOC Walk in the Park, presented by Disneyland Resort, is the largest and most unique pediatric fundaising event in the U.S. The Walk covers three miles through Disneylarnd Park and Disney California Adventure Park where CHOC Walkers get a special peek behind the magic before the parks open to the general public.

The CHOC Follies is a hilarious musical production featuring Orange County’s prominent business, civic and society leaders singing and dancing to raise funds for CHOC Children's. Now in its seventeenth year, the CHOC Follies has netted over $6 million for CHOC Children's and is considered one of Orange County's most popular fund and friend-raising events.

The CHOC Cherishes Children Gala is more than a fabulous dinner, night of dancing and incredible live auction; it’s an evening honoring the miracles CHOC creates every day by looking back at what CHOC has accomplished and looking forward to “A Future Built on Hope.”

The First to Answer a Call


Designed to meet the unique needs of children in a safe and serene environment, the Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department at CHOC Children’s is the first in Orange County exclusively dedicated to the treatment and healing of children of all ages—from the tiniest newborns to adolescents.

The new emergency department, located on the ground floor of the Bill Holmes Tower, is named in honor of CHOC Children’s supporters Julia and George Argyros for their generous gift of $5 million. The 22,000-square-foot emergency department features 31 exam rooms, including 14 rapid evaluation and treatment rooms, and three triage suites.

The Argyros family also has generously sponsored two signature hospital fundraising events, the CHOC Cherishes Children Gala and the CHOC Follies, for which Julia has also donated her time and talent as a cast member. Stephanie Argyros also is on the CHOC Children’s Foundation Board of Directors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your gift is tax deductible.
CHOC's Federal Tax ID 95-6097416
CHOC Foundation
1201 West La Veta Ave, Orange, CA 92868-3874

Click here for our 501(c)(3) letter.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to CHOC Children's may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please click here.
If you made a donation to CHOC online or via mail, you should have received a receipt via mail or e-mail. If you did not get a receipt, or need a copy, please contact donor services at 714-509-8690.
Your donation is an investment in children’s health. From the little things that help kids be kids to major grants for life saving research, we ensure each dollar received is maximized to its fullest potential–to help our children reach theirs. Learn more.

CHOC Children’s Foundation has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. Learn more about how your money is spent.


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