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Imagine being a kid in the hospital for the holidays…
Now imagine the joy YOU can create when you give a toy or donation to Festival of Stars! 

This Arkansas Children’s event helps families create a holiday experience they may not otherwise be able to provide for their hospitalized children. Thanks to your support, the Snowflake Shoppe—a special “store” held during the holidays at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Arkansas Children’s Northwest—will be stocked so parents and caregivers can choose several gifts for their hospitalized child and his or her sibling(s) at no cost. In addition to the Snowflake Shoppe, toy donations are distributed year-round to patients at all Arkansas Children’s hospitals and clinics. You make this possible! 

Here’s how:

Drop Off Toys and Donations

Toy Drop-offFriday, December 10, 2021, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., drop off new and unused toys and donations curbside at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (6 Children’s Way, Little Rock) and Arkansas Children’s Northwest (2601 Gene George Blvd., Springdale). CDC guidelines will be followed. For a more convenient drop-off experience, please schedule your donation ahead of time here.

Listen to the Radiothon and Give

Friday, December 10, 2021, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., listen as families and patients tell their Arkansas Children’s stories on Alice 107.7, B98.5 and local Cumulus stations. Call (501) 907-5437 (KIDS) or (888) 771-5437 (KIDS) to make a donation.

Shop Online or in Store

Shop our Amazon and Walmart lists and send your gifts straight to the hospitals today! Or download our Arkansas Children’s Wish List and shop at your favorite stores. If you have toy drive questions, please contact Volunteer Engagement at 501-364-1825 or by email at volunteer@archildrens.org. To contact Volunteer Engagement at Arkansas Children’s Northwest, call 479-725-6986 or by email at volunteerACNW@archildrens.org.


Watch THV11

Friday, December 10, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., as families and patients share their stories with THV11’s Ashley King.

Donate Online

Your donation of $25, $50 or more will help purchase items needed to make hospital stays feel more like home for patients and families during the holidays and beyond. Click the link below to donate online. Or, start your own fundraiser for Arkansas Children's.


Host A Toy Drive

Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to donate toys prior to December 10. Then deliver them to the closest Festival of Stars drop-off location on event day. Download the toolkit below to ensure your toy drive is a success!

Sponsor Festival of Stars Toy and Donation Drive

As a sponsor, you help create joy for kids at Arkansas Children’s and give their families hope during a stressful time. Contact Rhonda McBain at mcbain@archildrens.org or at 501-364-1473 for more information.

Sponsorship and Donation Questions: Arkansas Children's Foundation 501-364-1476

Toy Drive Questions: Volunteer Engagement 501-364-1825 (ACH) or 479-725-6986 (ACNW)