Festival of Stars 2013

Please join us in our Festival of Stars toy donation drive! Our Festival of Stars is a great time to deliver donations and celebrate the holiday season. Please click here to see our website with details about the convenient drop-off location and our wish list.

Friday, December 13th

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

*Please note the drop-off location. Donations will be accepted at our East Campus building (corner of 10th and Children's Way). Look for signs directing you to this location (there will be a covered drive-thru area for convenient drop-off).

Can't drop off items but still want to help? Your financial gift will go twice as far, thanks to a generous matching gift by the Blocker Family. The Blocker Family will match your monetary donation dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $10,000. Click here to double your impact and support the Social Work Family Fund.

Knitting for Noggins

Since the beginning of our program, we have collected over 250,000 hats to keep our kids' heads warm. Help make a difference in the lives of patients and families at Arkansas Children's Hospital! Knit or crochet hats for children of all ages through our Knitting for Noggins program.

Each year our talented circle of volunteer knitters and crocheters create amazing hats for the kids at Arkansas Children's Hospital. This year we would like to honor their efforts with a design contest. If you would like to enter an original design for consideration, please click here for more information. Every hat created not only warms the heads of our patients, but also brings out big grins, too!

We will collect hats now through March 2014. Please feel free to mail or drop off your hats: Arkansas Children's Hospital, Volunteer Services, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202. Please click here to download and print a donor form to bring with your hats (please provide us with an accurate number of hats you are donating).

Festival of Stars Music Performances

Arkansas Children's Hospital is again celebrating the season by hosting the Festival of Stars. This festival is a time for ACH to celebrate patients, families, donors, and volunteers. Festival of Stars musical performances will be scheduled in the ACH lobby December 2nd through December 20th. We are looking for groups to be musical performers! Performances will be scheduled for 45 minutes (30 minutes to perform and 15 minutes for set-up/clean-up) and performance times will be scheduled as follows:

December 2-6 – Performance times are 11:00 a.m., 11:45 a.m., or 12:30 p.m.

December 9-12 – Performance times are 11:00 a.m., 11:45 a.m., or 12:30 p.m.

December 16-20 – Performance times are 11:00 a.m., 11:45 a.m., or 12:30 p.m.

One of the most valued donations is the donation of time. The Festival of Stars is a great opportunity for groups to share their talents with the patients and families of Arkansas. If you know of a group interested in performing, please contact Melissa Wolfe in Volunteer Services at 501-364-1825 or at WolfeMB@archildrens.org. With your help, we can continue to offer care, love, and hope throughout the holiday season.

Holiday Wish List

  • Baby bottles – 4-6 oz & 8 oz.
  • Pacifiers
  • Infant grooming & safety items
  • Baby shampoo, baby bath & lotion
  • Infant socks
  • Baby rattles
  • Infant teethers
  • Stacking rings
  • Receiving blankets
  • Counting, sorting, stacking blocks
  • Reading books
  • Board books (Infants & Toddlers)
  • Coloring books (non-holiday) and crayons
  • Puzzle Books (Crossword, Word Search, Sudoku, etc)
  • Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Watercolor Paint Sets
  • Card games (Go Fish, Old Maid type)
  • Playing Cards (Regular 52 Card decks)
  • Assorted board type games
  • Dominoes / Mancala
  • Wooden puzzles
  • Medical (doctor) play kits
  • Small packages of Mega Blocks & Legos
  • Magna Doodle & Etch a Sketch
  • Play-Doh & Play-Doh accessories/cutters (generic & name brand)
  • Hotwheels/Matchbox Cars
  • Cars, Trucks, Trains
  • Dolls, Barbies & generic barbies
  • Small prizes
  • X-box games
  • Wii games
  • Watches
  • Jewelry (costume – inexpensive)
  • Journals
  • Gift Cards (Walmart, Target, Academy $15 or $20 increments)
  • Movie Passes
  • Water Bottles
  • Wallets and purses for teens
  • Lip Gloss and make-up sets
  • Hand-held electronic games

*Please click here for a more detailed holiday wish list.

Foundation Events

Holiday Cards to Benefit ACH

This year, you make a difference in the life of a child simply by sending your holiday cards! The ACH Auxiliary Holiday Cards will be available later this month. Six patient-designed holiday cards and a card by featured artist Betsy Ridout will be for $20 for 20 cards. Personalization is available for a nominal fee. You can purchase cards online at www.archildrens.org/holidaycards or visit the Playaway Gift Shop through December 14. For more information, or to purchase cards, contact the ACH Auxiliary at 501-364-1259.

Breakfast with Santa – Saturday, Dec. 7

Breakfast with Santa, presented by Committee for the Future, will be held from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Children's Hall on the ACH campus. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Entry to Breakfast with Santa will include a pancake breakfast cooked by the Little Rock Fire Department, a photo with the jolly old man himself, activities, crafts and much, much more. All proceeds from Breakfast with Santa benefit ACH. To purchase tickets, contact the ACH Foundation at 501-364-1476 or visit www.giving.archildrens.org/breakfastwithsanta.

Help Children at ACH Every Month … Become A Miracle Maker!

Until no child needs Arkansas Children's Hospital, we need you! One easy way to help is by joining Miracle Makers, our monthly giving program. Every monthly donation, no matter the amount, adds up to great things for kids. Together, the Miracle Makers purchase life-saving equipment, celebrate final treatment parties for cancer patients, perform heart transplants and transport sick babies to world-class care. For become a Miracle Maker today, call 501-364-1476 or visit giving.archildrens.org/miracle.