How You Can Help
The care we provide at Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center benefits thousands of families who come to Duke every year from around the region, the nation, and the world to find healing and hope.
The research we accomplish saves and enhances the lives of many more thousands of young people who may never set foot inside any of our facilities, but who will benefit from a novel surgical technique perfected by Duke pediatric surgeons, a vaccine that Duke pediatric immunologists were among the first to test, or a new diagnostic technology refined for use in children.
Your options for supporting our endeavors at Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center are as varied as the children we treat. You may want to make your gift today or partner with us to plan a transformational gift to underwrite research that could lead to a cure, fund a program to enhance the quality-of-life of our patients, or lay the foundation to build the future of Duke Children's. You may want to share your talents or host your own event.
With so many opportunities to help Duke Children's--we're sure you'll find an option that's personally rewarding. No matter which route you take, your generosity will make a difference in the lives of our young patients and their families.
Make a Gift to Duke Children's
Make a single gift, sponsor someone who's already fundraising for the hospital, give in honor or memory of a person or occasion, or let us help you plan a major gift that benefits both you and the hospital. Please contact the Office of Development for more information or make your secure online gift now.
Sponsor an Event
Duke Children's events and programs attract thousands of participants and major media coverage. Sponsorships are great ways to get to know Duke Children's and our diverse community of supporters. As a sponsor, you'll share those spotlights and send a compelling message to your customers, partners and employees that you care about children and your community.
To request sponsorship information, please contact the Duke Children's Office of Development.
Duke Children's welcomes your ideas and creativity to host your own fundraiser. Fundraisers can range from hosting a lemonade stand to marathons and golf tournaments. Download and submit a Benefit Proposal Form (WORD, 735KB) for details and how to get started!
Plan a Gift or Bequest
A planned gift or bequest gives long-term support to Duke Children's and can bring a variety of financial rewards to you and your family. Whether you're thinking about a bequest, annuities, or setting up a trust, we can help you make just the right choice. To ensure the health of future generations with your planned gift, contact:
Joseph W. Tynan, J.D.
Director, Planned Giving
Volunteer Your Time
Volunteer at Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center
A warm smile. A helping hand. These are some of the most precious gifts our volunteers provide to our patients and their families every day. You can help us help children! Support Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center by volunteering your time. Our volunteers are a vital part of the health care we provide to the more than half a million patients who visit us each year. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Duke Medicine.
Volunteer for Our Events
We have volunteer opportunities at our fundraising events throughout the year and are always looking for energetic, friendly volunteers to help make our events special. To receive information about volunteering for our events or to help with clerical volunteer opportunities, please complete the online registration form.
Who to Call at Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center
Hospital Clinic Volunteers
Donation of Toys, Books, etc.
Child Life Program Volunteers
Children's Miracle Network, Local Sponsors & Event Volunteers
Cord Blood Donation
(Delivering at Duke, DRH or UNC)
You can help us help children! Support Duke Children's through a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.
Share Your Story
Tell us about your personal experience as a patient or donor of Duke Children's! By sharing your story with us, you will help us tell others about our life-saving work.