Services at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center  

How You Can Help

Banner Thunderbird's Child LIfe program helps patients have a better stay  

Your generosity can help brighten a child's hospital stay and help them recover faster.

A donation to the Child's Life program can provide our patients and their families with toys, games and activities in our playroom, teen room, waiting areas and at patients' bedsides.

We have developed these guidelines to protect our most vulnerable patients:

  • Toys and stuffed animals: Because of our strict infection control and safety policies we only accept new toys, games, stuffed animals, books, arts and crafts, and other items. This policy is in place to protect our sickest patients who may be suffering from respiratory illnesses, suppressed immune systems or other life-threatening conditions.
  • Edible gifts: All edible gifts must be commercially made and factory wrapped. Unfortunately, we cannot accept homemade foods for safety and infection control reasons.

Our wish list -- What you can donate to help a child

  • Visiting policy: Because of our infection control and safety policies and privacy regulations, we are unable to allow donors to deliver gifts directly to the children or their families.
  • Respect diversity: Banner Thunderbird serves people from all walks of life. Because of this, we ask donors to respect our patients' diverse belief systems by not including items depicting specific religious or political themes, or any items that may be violent or inappropriate for individuals under 18 years of age.
  • Delivery: Please call us at (602) 865-4789 a week in advance to arrange for your delivery. We will be glad to meet you in our hospital lobby.
    • Banner Thunderbird Children’s Center
      Child Life Department – LLC
      5555 W. Thunderbird Road
      Glendale, AZ 85306
  • Monetary donations: You may also donate funds directly to the Child Life Fund via the Banner Health Foundation.
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
5555 W. Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ 85306
(602) 865-5555
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