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Your Donation Changes Children's Lives at Shriners Children’s Boston

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, commonly known as Shriners Children’s. Shriners Children's has been leading specialty pediatric healthcare since 1922. We deliver specialty pediatric care to children around the world, providing a comprehensive range of treatments and services that help improve the quality of children's lives and allow them to reach their full potential.

There are many reasons to make a charitable gift to Shriners Hospitals for Children – and your passion for helping children is likely at the top of that list. Friends like you make it possible for us to provide pediatric specialty care, regardless of the family's ability to pay or insurance status, today and for years to come.

Shriners Children’s Boston is the only American Burn Association verified pediatric burn center in the northeast. We advance world-class pediatric acute burn care, reconstructive plastic surgery and cleft lip and palate care, always regardless of families’ ability to pay. This would not be possible without philanthropic support from our community. Join our mission to give every child who needs our specialty care a healthy future. Participate in an event, create a fundraiser, or donate. Your generosity benefits hospital programs, promising research and life-saving care for children locally and from around the globe.

Read on to learn how you can support Shriners Children's Boston through ways that include planned giving, hosting and attending fundraising events, and participating in our community outreach.

Give Today

Shriners Hospitals for Children has pressing needs to meet every day. When you give an outright financial gift, you make our current work possible and help to shape the future of health care for children with medical needs. Outright gifts include:

  • Online donations via our donation site, LovetotheRescue.org
  • Checks or other monetary gifts

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Your generous gift directly helps support patient care at Shriners Children's Boston.

Give online today.

Give through your workplace matching gift program.

Give Tomorrow

At Shriners Hospitals for Children, planned giving ensures we can continue to provide the most amazing care anywhere for generations. When we know about your future intention, we can plan for your gift and all the good it can do.

Planned giving and other types of planned philanthropy advance our research and improve the medical care we provide, benefiting patients for generations. To ensure we meet the wishes of our donors, our giving programs include careful planning and thorough consideration, as our knowledgeable fundraising staff consults with donors, their families, legal professionals and wealth advisors. Together, we’ll develop a plan for giving that aligns with your specific tax objectives and estate planning needs.

  • Bequests: Maintain full control of your financial resources during your lifetime and reduce your taxable estate by including Shriners Children’s Boston in your will or living trust.
  • Charitable Gift Annuities: Provide a lifetime income to you and/or a loved one and earn a current income tax deduction with a gift of cash or property.
  • Gifts of Life Insurance: Earn an immediate income tax deduction and a possible premium deduction by designating Shriners Children’s Boston as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
  • Gifts of Real Estate: Transfer the burden of managing a property and the expense of taxes with a gift of real estate.
  • Gifts of Retirement Plans: By naming Shriners Children’s Boston as the beneficiary of your retirement account, such as a 401(k) or IRA, you can avoid passing on heavy income and estate taxes to your heirs.
  • Gifts of Stock or Electronic Cash Transfers: Our Development Office works in partnership with individuals and their financial institutions for these transactions.
  • Endowments and Naming Gifts: Give your family name the opportunity to represent something special at Shriners Hospitals for Children. These giving opportunities are closely aligned with a donor’s interest such as building, room or equipment namings, program-specific namings or endowed academic chair namings.

Learn more about these planned giving areas.

Fundraisers and Special Events

There are many ways to get involved and support Shriners Children’s Boston. From our annual Haunted Walk to volunteering to help fundraise or support patient needs and activities, there is always a way to help patients and their families receive life-changing care. Learn more about fundraising programs.

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Fundraise for Love Campaign

Individuals, groups or businesses may organize online fundraisers using the Shriners Children’s platform to create a unique and personalized fundraising page to reach out to friends and family. By starting your own Fundraise for Love campaign, you will be helping Shriners Children’s Boston provide hope and healing for our pediatric patients.

Learn more about starting an online Fundraise for Love campaign.

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Host Your Own Fundraiser

Be part of the Shriners Children’s Boston event squad and host your own 3rd party event or virtual event. Contact the Donor Development Office, to learn about event ideas that have been successful in the past. We provide you with the tools and branded swag giveaways to make your event a success!

Take the first step in hosting your own fundraiser by completing the online application.

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Transforming Lives: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Naming Campaign

Shriners Children’s Boston is proud to be embarking on the next chapter for our hospital through the Transforming Lives: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Naming Campaign with naming opportunities in fully renovated family-centered inpatient and outpatients floors. Naming opportunities start at a minimum of $10,000 with pledge commitments paid over five years. A listing of available naming opportunities with photos and/or renderings provided upon request.

For more information regarding making a meaningful gift, naming opportunities or if you would like to learn how a planned gift can have a lasting legacy at Shriners Children’s Boston, please contact:

Shiva Damghany, Director of Development
51 Blossom Street
Boston, MA 02114
Email: sdamghany@shrinenet.org
Office: 617-371-4746

Haunted Walk

An annual event since 2020, the Boston Haunted Walk provides an opportunity for our community to join patients, families and staff to support pediatric specialty care and research at Shriners Children’s Boston. Originally held as a virtual event, the Boston Haunted Walk will be held for the second year in a row at the beautiful Garden at Elm Bank in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Teams, families and individuals come together for a fun and spirited morning of costumes, music, activities and, of course, walking! Join us and other Boston Haunted Walk teams in scaring up some spooky fun and supporting The Most Amazing Care Anywhere at Shriners Children’s Boston! Register today!

For more information or assistance setting up your Boston Haunted Walk team page, please contact BostonDonorRelations@Shrinenet.org, or call 617-371-4807.

Donate Toys, Crafts and Other Items

Shriners Children's Boston Wish List

Thank you for considering to make an in-kind (non-monetary) donation to Shriners Children’s Boston. Please visit our updated Amazon Wish List for toys and in-kind donations to our hospital. Please include your name, email or mailing address in the Gift Message box at Checkout so we may thank you for your generosity. Please select “unwrapped” and ‘‘fewest shipments’’ possible to ensure your entire donation arrives to us in as few shipments as possible.

We are grateful for our corporate partnership with the Build-A-Bear Foundation! They have donated supplies to get us started with a “Build-A-Bear Buddy Room” at each Shriners Children’s location, but we need your help to keep it going. You can find our Build-A-Bear Foundation Buddy Room Wish List here. Please be sure to scroll down on the “Boston” location tile (button reads “requested items”) and ship all your selections directly to Shriners Children’s Boston, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114.

Please note, we are unable to accept drop-offs of any in-kind donations this year. You may mail in gift cards for families in our care. The most popular gift cards are Amazon, Walmart and Whole Foods, (which is the closest super market to our hospital). Please mail gift cards to Shriners Children’s Boston, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Karewa at 617-371-4807, amy.karewa@shrinenet.org.

Thank you for your kind consideration and for including our pediatric patients and families in your charitable giving this and every year.

Donate Your Vehicle to Benefit Shriners Children's Boston

Your car donation can help transform children's lives. Each vehicle donated helps Shriners Children’s deliver exceptional healthcare. Please consider any vehicle, running or not, including cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, campers, off-road vehicles, planes, heavy equipment, farm machinery, and most other motorized vehicles. The vehicle can be in any condition and picked up from any location. Your vehicle is towed at no cost to you. Complete the online vehicle donation form or call 833-SHC-KIDS (833-742-5437) seven days a week. Learn more about the program. The process is easy, and your gift may qualify as a tax deduction.

Focus on Our Future Newsletter

Our bi-annual Donor Development newsletter focuses on our patients’ healing journeys and the impact of giving locally to Shriners Children’s Boston. Learn more about the resilient and amazing children we care for as they embark on living their lives to the fullest with a little help from donors like you.

If you would like to receive the Focus on our Future newsletter, please email Shiva Damghany at sdamghany@shrinenet.org.

We’re always here for our patients, regardless of a family's ability to pay or insurance status.