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Our Donors Truly Care

Using creative and innovative ways to support our patients and our mission

We are so grateful for all those who work with us to support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children and help us to ensure we can continue to improve and change the lives of children. Here are just a few examples of their very special efforts:

The gift of a smile

In June, Shriners Hospitals for Children and Kodak Smile teamed up to bring inspiration, smiles and fun to social media. Kodak Smile provided a handful of our patients with Kodak Smile instant print digital cameras to record and share their journeys and experiences during a special week of fun.

Women coming together to support our health care system

It is customary for our First Lady, wife of the Imperial Potentate (or CEO) of Shriners International, the fraternity that founded and continues to support Shriners Hospitals for Children, to initiate a fundraising program. This year, that effort includes the Women & Philanthropy program – Shriners Hospitals for Children, which also supports the health care system, especially through annual membership dues. All women are welcome and invited to join. The only criteria are having a passion and concern for others, and a heartfelt, strong desire to make the world a better place and improve the lives of children. Our First Lady, Alice Smith, believes that women have an increasing ability to effect change through their leadership and philanthropic efforts.

Your cars help our kids

One of the many ways to support Shriners Hospitals for Children is to donate a vehicle. Almost any type of vehicle, in any condition, may be donated – cars, trucks, RVs, boats and even airplanes. Since our program is designed to get top dollar for all donations, it is also an amazing way to donate your unique vehicle, classic car or beloved car collection.

“My granddaughter was born with arthrogryposis and club feet, which prevented her from using her arms and legs,” said Tim, a donor. “Shriners Hospitals for Children — Spokane did a wonderful job taking care of her. When an opportunity came for us to make a donation, we couldn’t think of a better nonprofit to give to.” Interested in donating a vehicle? The process is easy and free. Just fill out the donation form online at or call 833-SHC-KIDS (833-742-5437).

We take care of the rest, including sending you a sincere thank-you letter, which will also serve as your tax receipt. We appreciate every donation – of every kind – and thank all our amazing donors for helping us improve lives.