Give the Gift of Play

In celebration of Giving Tuesday, we encourage everyone to be a hero to our heroes by making a donation to the Phoenix Children’s Child Life Toy Program.

Your Gift Will Be Triple Matched.

A team of heroes is stronger than one fighting alone. Our generous partners will triple match your gift—essentially tripling every contribution you make. The more you can give, the more they’ll offer in return.

Triple Match Partners: Anonymous Donor and AZ Cardinals

Special thanks to Phoenix Children’s partner: OnQ Financial

Your Donation Has Impact.

Child Life Toy Program 

Play is an important part of the healing and coping process for pediatric patients. Phoenix Children’s Toy Program is dedicated to making sure staff have access to the age and situational appropriate toys they need to support each child.

Some of the ways Child Life Specialists use toys to deliver on Phoenix Children’s mission include:

Distracting children during painful treatment and procedures
Helping children to cope during high anxiety situations
Rewarding and motivating children to reach important health milestones
Facilitating physical rehabilitation via play

The Arizona Charitable Tax Credit

Like any superpower, your ability to give is a gift. Your donation makes a life-saving impact on patients at Phoenix Children’s. And like a true hero’s selflessness, yours does not go unnoticed—your gift warrants a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your Arizona state tax return-up to $400 for individuals and $800 for those filing jointly.

Join Us This Giving Tuesday

Meet Our Heroes


Known as “Valiant Viera” to her family and friends, Viera was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2019, when she was 7 years old. She underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatment at Phoenix Children’s and now is free of cancer. In December 2020, she organized Valiant Viera’s Very Merry Toy Drive so that kids spending the holidays in the hospital would have gifts to open.


By the time Nico was 3 years old, he had received two bone marrow transplants at Phoenix Children’s. Shortly after his second transplant, he told his parents he wanted to buy toys for other kids in the hospital. Every year since, he has donated his birthday gifts to Phoenix Children’s. He also sells homemade granola to raise money for the hospital.


Norah has been a Phoenix Children’s patient since before she was born. She was diagnosed with spina bifida, a condition in which the spine and spinal cord don’t develop properly, at 20 weeks. She underwent surgery in the womb to correct her spinal defect and was delivered at 37 weeks. Now a year old, Norah is crawling, climbing stairs and smiling all day long!

Be a Hero to a Hero

Understanding the Power of Play