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Children's National Hospital Foundation works with generous donors to advance the hospital’s mission. Gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations and community organizations fund world-class care and research for kids in the Washington DC region and beyond.

Demier's Story

Demier, born with sickle cell disease, received a cure – a stem cell transplant. “He’s had a second chance at life,” his mom says. “He does things he could never do before, playing football with his friends, running, going to the pool. Thanks to Children’s National Hospital, he’s a regular, active and happy kid.”

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Your charitable donation changes children’s lives. Support exceptional health care and discoveries that offer hope, healing and brighter futures.

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“Seeing our patients go from scared to smiling after interacting with our Child Life team are the moments we live for. We strive to make each child’s day a little brighter and philanthropy makes that possible.”
-Terry Spearman, CCLS, Director, Child Life & Integrative Care Services

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Support World-Class Care During the Pandemic


Children’s National Hospital is caring for an increasing number of children with COVID-19. See how your gift can help us meet our patients’ greatest needs, support our health care providers and vaccinate children.

Thank You For Helping Kids Like Naoma


Generous support of our holiday giving campaign helps kids like Naoma. Read her story told from her dad Patrick's perspective.

Give Hospitalized Kids and Their Caregivers a #ReasonToBelieve


Dr. Billie Short is one of many caregivers who will spend Christmas caring for hospitalized children and their families. Learn why she chooses to work over the holiday and how you can help too.