Friends

Friends is the name of the community volunteer organization of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. We have members throughout greater Atlanta who raise funds each year to fulfill crucial needs.

Community Friends groups are encouraged to plan fundraisers that are of interest and provide a fun opportunity to interact with friends and neighbors while supporting the patients at Children’s. These fundraisers can be anything from black-tie galas to neighborhood block parties. There are currently more than 2,500 Community Friends members that support Children's through volunteer opportunities, fundraising events and special service projects.

This year, Friends events will benefit family support services, patient family services, Marcus Autism Center, wellness initiatives, Hughes Spalding, research, and Humorology Atlanta.

Attend a Friends event

Join a Friends group

Learn more about our fundraising goals

Follow us on Facebook

Contact Ashley Dollar or call 404-785-7316 for more information. 

Friends Junior Committee

The Friends Junior Committee (FJC) is a group of more than 150 young professionals in their 20s and 30s who collaborate to host fundraising and social events to benefit Children’s. The group also participates in special service projects inside and outside our three hospitals, including volunteering with patients and families.

The group raises funds each year to fulfill several crucial patient and family needs, such as family support services, primary care and research. Among other events, FJC hosts two signature fundraisers throughout the year: Party Atlanta and Cheers for Children.

Attend or sponsor Cheers for Children

See upcoming FJC events and more

Contact Alex Faas or call 404-785-9402 for more information.

girlFriends

girlFriends is a volunteer group of ninth to 12th grade high school girls dedicated to fundraising throughout the school year for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. girlFriends supports Children's through membership, volunteer opportunities, fundraising events and special service projects at our hospital campuses. Each year, girlFriends' participates in a variety of events and service activities, such as:

  • girlFriends’ Battle of the Bands
  • Mailbox Brigade
  • Patient Parties at the hospital

Register online for girlFriends

Download a girlFriends registration form

Follow us on Facebook

Attend a meeting or event

girlFriends 2017-2018 Meetings will be held at St. Phillips Cathedral (2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305) from 3-4:30 pm.

  • September 24
  • October 29
  • November 26 - Mailbox Brigade! Paces neighborhood
  • December 2 - Children's Christmas Parade volunteer opportunity
  • January 14
  • February 4
  • February 23 - TBD, Battle of the Bands
  • March 18
  • April 29

Contact Lynn Leslie or call for 404-785-7337 more information.

Generous Generation

The Generous Generation initiative engages children and teens in activities that teach the importance of community service and encourage lifelong volunteerism and philanthropy. It’s about kids giving to kids and children giving to Children’s.

There are several Generous Generation programs to engage your children in making a difference in the lives of young patients.

  • Mini Friends: Throughout the year, children and teens can help their peers by organizing their own fundraiser, raising money through anything from lemonade stands to classroom coin drives.
  • Change for Children’s: Young athletes from participating sports leagues can help their peers by organizing a fundraiser with their teammates to collect small coins. Even pennies, dimes and quarters can make a big difference.

The money raised will help fund kid-oriented initiatives like Humorology Atlanta. These professionally trained clown “doctors”’ prescribe giggles and grins to our patients.

Contact Alex Faas at 404-785-9402 for more information.