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

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Support the health and well-being of a child. Give a one time, monthly or annual gift.

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Put the “Fun” in Fundraising

Why just make a donation when you can create your own “fun”draiser and get your friends to join?

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Luke's Story

Luke was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia at age two, and received 84 doses of chemotherapy, more than 30 blood transfusions, and spent 114 days at CHOC. His parents, Michelle and Kyle, are committed to doing whatever they can to help CHOC help other kids like Luke.

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

Donate Stock
Please contact a Foundation Representative for stock/DTC transfer instructions at (714) 509-8690.

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 71777 to make a donation to CHOC.
You can raise money on behalf of CHOC! Create your own campaign and ask your friends to support you. Learn how to start your own fundraiser and raise money on behalf of CHOC.
CHOC Children’s is a nonprofit hospital that depends on the philanthropic support of our community. Your generosity enables us to continue providing innovative family-centered patient care. Your annual commitment ensures that CHOC Children’s fulfills its mission to nurture, advance and protect the health and well-being of children. Learn more about Children’s Circle of Care.
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 Denise Ogawa, Associate Director of Planned Giving at (714) 509-3589 or
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.

Create a Virtual Fundraiser
Create your own campaign and ask your friends to support you. Learn how to start your own fundraiser and raise money on behalf of CHOC.
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 8 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 Champion for CHOC
CHOC Champions is a group of young industry professionals who leverage their skillsets to create a profound impact on the lives of children in our community being treated at CHOC Children’s.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..
Shop all year long at Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to CHOC. Click here to learn more about Amazon Smile or click here to Get Started.

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.

Life Saving Research
Life saving research that brings us closer to cures for our kids.

Technology and Innovation
State of the art technology, innovation and equipment.

Toys and Games
Toys, games and art supplies designed to help kids forget they’re in the hospital.

Programs and Services
Programs and services specifically tailored to the unique needs of children.

Our Stories

Varla and Curtis Knauss are making sure that some of their money will yield ongoing and lasting benefits to CHOC Children’s by creating a living trust.

Thanks to a gift of $10 million from Hyundai Motor America, Dr. Leonard Sender and his team are conducting cutting-edge genomic research.

Professional surfer Lakey Peterson stopped by CHOC Children’s to meet the kids and donate $1,100 to The Hyundai Cancer Institute.

Our new emergency department is named in honor of CHOC Children’s supporters Julia and George Argyros for their generous gift of $5 million.

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.”

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. Click here for our CHOC Foundation 990 FY16 (2015-16) form.
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.

Donor Privacy Policy

The CHOC Children’s Foundation values the relationship we have with our donors and takes seriously our responsibility to protect the personal, financial, and charitable information associated with our donors and their support of CHOC. We will not trade, share or sell a donor’s personal information to any other organization or individual online or offline. We encourage donors to allow us to publicly recognize their giving, but donors may opt out or make their gifts anonymously. We will not send communication to donors on behalf of other organizations, whether in print or electronic form. We utilize strict encryption of data related to online giving. Access to electronic and printed files regarding donor giving information is limited to CHOC Children’s Foundation staff only.

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