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Donation Types

CHEO appreciates donations from our community. If you'd like to make a financial or in-memoriam donation, please contact the CHEO Foundation directly.

We appreciate your thoughtfulness in considering the children at CHEO. Making a donation to CHEO Foundation provides support to the most urgent equipment and research needs. Please consider making a donation to CHEO or if you would like support something specific, we have some suggestions that will support CHEO patients and families. We sincerely appreciate your consideration and know that because of infection control guidelines, we are unable to accept many gift in kind donations.

Suggestions for seasonal or special occasion giving

Organizations, service clubs, or groups wanting to donate items to CHEO during the holiday season or in honour of a special occasion, are invited to make a financial donation to our Special Occasion fund. Your donation will be used throughout the year to support the most urgent needs of CHEO patients.

Your donation can me made on-line or mailed to:

CHEO Foundation
415 Smyth Road

Ottawa, On K1H 8M8

Infection control and patient safety

Due to our infection control guidelines, patient allergies, safety precautions and limited space, we cannot accept any food products, used items such as used toys, used stuffed animals, used books, used electronic games and videos and homemade toys and crafts.

While many used stuffed animals and toys appear new and clean, we still cannot accept them because they may have been exposed to germs, dust, pets and bacteria. All of these create a risk to our patients who may have allergies and fragile immune systems.

Blankets and knitted items

Click here for information about our current needs.

Donation of used items

Consider other organizations such as:

Canadian Diabetes Association: Pick up of used goods
1460 Cyrville Road, Ottawa, ON

Salvation Army
171 George Street, Ottawa, ON
Donation Pick-Up Service

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