The flu season is off to an early and strong start. Flu activity has been reported as widespread in at least 46 states, including Indiana. Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is currently restricting visitors to protect patients and prevent further spreading. Learn more.
Families across Indiana and the United States depend on Riley at IU Health for the health of their children. Your generosity and support make it possible for us to deliver what they need, when they need it.
Riley Children’s Foundation is committed to improving the health and well-being of children through philanthropic leadership in support of Riley at IU Health and its research programs.
Your gift in any amount makes a difference not only for children who come to Riley at IU Health for world-class treatment, but for families everywhere who benefit from one of the top pediatric research programs in the United States.
Your monetary gifts fund:
Your in-kind donations of toys, books and other materials spark a sense of wonder and play for children who are hospitalized or treated at Riley at IU Health. Thousands of families benefit each year from your gifts to the Child Life Program at Riley at IU Health. Explore how you can lend support for our programs by visiting the Riley Cheer Guild.
Outpatients treated at Riley at IU Health sometimes need a break from dealing with a serious or chronic illness. Donated tickets to local activities, concerts and sports and other special events can make life better. If you or your organization would like to donate tickets, please contact us by email.
Our family library is supported by donations from individuals, schools, organizations and businesses. Resources available at the Edward A. Block Family Library help children stay current with their schoolwork while they are in the hospital. Your donations of books, board games, Wii games, music and movies also provide entertainment and a positive diversion. The library offers a section of books to help patients and families cope with the emotional aspects of an illness. Review our donation guide by visiting the Edward A. Block Family Library.
We honor the courage of our patients in a unique collection of anonymous prayers written by patients, families and caregivers at Riley at IU Health. Voices of Riley draws its content from the prayer book in our interfaith chapel, where patients share their inspiration.
Voices of Riley retails for $10, and 100 percent of sales go to Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Services at Riley IU Health. Since our doors opened in 1924, the hospital’s chapel has served as a sacred space where patients, families, friends and staff of all faiths can pray, meditate or quietly reflect. Hospital chaplains are also available to patients and family members any hour of the day for emotional and spiritual care. Profits from the book allow us to fund special events, memorial services and support groups.
Voices of Riley is available at:
Riley at IU Health gift shops
IU Health North Hospital gift shops – Carmel
IU Health West Hospital gift shop – Avon
Volunteers help our staff improve care and bring hope and healing to children and families at Riley at IU Health. Learn how you can make a difference by becoming a volunteer.
When children are hospitalized, they give up many aspects of a normal family life. Through the generosity of people in our community, Riley at IU Health offers a chance to recover some of life’s pleasure at onsite special events featuring sports and entertainment celebrities, museums, corporations and community outreach organizations. To learn more about sponsoring a special event at Riley at IU Heath, visit the Riley Cheer Guild.
Family Advisors are parents and caregivers who serve new families at Riley at IU Health. Share your Riley story with families who are beginning the same journey. Serve on committees to help us improve care, or help us educate other families. Email us to learn more about these unique volunteer roles.