Your gift, no matter what the type or size, matters to children, families and healthcare professionals locally and around the world. Through our network of hospital partners, we invest in high impact, sustainable programs that benefit those children and families experiencing difficult hospitalizations and those professionals delivering their comfort and care.

Thank you!

Creative Donations

Frequent flyer miles, credit card reward points, hotel points, gas cards, used gift cards…Your creative contributions can make a difference in the lives of children and families navigating life’s most difficult experiences.

Crypto donations are welcome through endaoment.org, a tax-exempt community foundation.

In-Kind Donations

Do you have a new, child-friendly play items (art supplies, games, books, toys) that you would like to donate?
Your generous donations support children in hospitals and clinics by providing resources for: hospital playrooms, patient education, pain management, distraction, birthday celebrations and more. Donations are distributed to those most in need within Austin, Texas, the U.S. and worldwide.

Donations include:

  • Games, toys, crafts and gifts to support a child’s social and emotional well-being in hospitals and clinics
  • Medical play teaching dolls and supplies to support hospital-based child life specialists and psychologists
  • Distraction items to help children cope with scary & painful procedures
  • Child-friendly, colorful scrubs for pediatric providers

See Our Wish List Below

Wish List

Giving opportunities to play when children are hospitalized is a gift that supports healing & happiness for the child and family.

Play Items:

  • Construction toys (such as small lego kits, blocks)
  • Play medical kits
  • Small figures (dinosaurs, people, animals)
  • Board games (travel size are ideal) & Card games
  • & Mrs. Potato Head, Connect Four Game
  • Sensory infant/toddler toys (crib activity box, stacking and nesting toys)
  • Sensory wands (such as glitter wand and rain sticks)
  • Glow or light up toys
  • iSpy books
  • Beanie Babies (Gently Used)
  • Matchbox cars (Gently Used)
  • or contribute an In-Kind Donation through our RightGift Wish List (have link to “RightGift wish list” open to a new page
  • Contact us to organize a toy drive

Gently-Used Electronics:

Used for distraction during painful medical procedures

  • iPads
  • iPods
  • iPhones

Gift Cards:

  • Visa
  • Target
  • Wal-Mart
  • com
  • iTunes

Art Supplies

  • Coloring books
  • Watercolor paints and brushes
  • Colored pencils, crayons, markers
  • Modeling dough/clay (such as Model Magic)
Become a Sponsor
Standish Foundation for Children hosts regular fundraising events. Our fundraising events have a variety of opportunities to support the work we do, while providing visibility for your company. Contact us to learn more about how your company can make a difference with SF4C today.
We also welcome specific program development sponsorship. Program and development sponsors may include, but are not limited to:
  • Prom for teens with cancer
  • Playroom donation for hospital in need
  • Education & mentorship opportunity for pediatric healthcare organizations and professionals interested in enhancing skills to decrease pain and fear for children
  • Retention of a grant writer to raise funds for staffing and psychosocial programming for children’s cardiac hospital
  • Engagement with human rights advocate to assist hospital in assessment of its level of child and family friendly healthcare
  • Engagement with Republic of Georgia NGO to publish results of pain management training programs
  • Financial support to Japanese NGO to provide hospitalized children with medical play kit
  • Retreat for healthcare managers
Host a Fundraiser

Standish Foundation for Children is grateful for all donations made possible via social media and personal fundraisers. It is easy and fun to pick something you enjoy doing to start your campaign. Or maybe you want to celebrate a special day (like a birthday, wedding, graduation, special event) by supporting something close to your heart?
Set a goal, spread the word and see how much your friends, families and co-workers can help you raise for a cause close to your heart. Share how you’ve supported our work with some photos and @standishfoundation

Host a Facebook fundraiser – Ask your friends and family to do the same!
When logged into your account, simply click on this link to create a fundraiser https://www.facebook.com/fund/StandishFoundation/, update the amount you are hoping to raise and share with your friends and family.

eBay & Amazon Smile
Do you do business on eBay? Add us as your selected charity to donate a portion of sales.

Our unique link is: https://www.charity.ebay.com/charity/Standish-Foundation-for-Children/2303856

Shop on Amazon? Add us to be your selected charity at Amazon Smile.

At no cost to you, add Standish Foundation for Children as your charity and we will receive 0.05% of eligible purchases when you shop through AmazonSmile: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-2575814

Planned Donation
Standish Foundation for Children is grateful for those that choose to leave a lasting legacy by supporting our work. Planning a gift is a way to change the lives of hospitalized children, families and healthcare professionals for years to come. Please contact us if you choose to include us in your will.



Online shop and give back at the same time. Amazon Smile donates one-half percent of all your purchases to us when you designate Standish Foundation as your chosen beneficiary. Simply go to smile.amazon.com and search for Standish Foundation for Children.


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