Giving to La Rabida

Your support helps our children rise up. Watch this video to see why your generosity matters.


During the 12 Days of Giving, each day is devoted to a different specialty area of ours, which you can support by making a donation, selecting La Rabida as your designated charity on Amazon Smile, or giving a gift from our Wish List.
Nov. 29: Asthma
Nov.30: Brain Injury
Dec.1: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) Clinic
Dec. 2: Burn Rehabilitation
Dec. 3: Child Trauma and Abuse
Dec 4: Developmental Delays and Disabilities
Dec 5: Diabetes
Dec. 6: Rehabilitation and Developmental Services
Dec 7: Sickle Cell Disease
Dec. 8: Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity
Dec. 9: Primary Care for Children with Special Needs
Dec. 10: Transition from ICU to Home
Invest in La Rabida on November 29 or any day before December 31 with a tax-deductible gift of any amount. Your support helps us create new possibilities for our kids every day. This year, help us ensure the giving is as good as the getting.


The only hospital of its kind in Chicago, we specialize in treatment of chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, abuse and trauma.
Our young patients have medically-complex conditions that require costly, day-after-day management.  And our mission is simple:  we care for children with lifelong challenges.  Since 1896, no child has been turned away due to a family's inability to pay.

Every year we treat more than 7,500 children, approximately 90% of whom are covered by Medicaid or other types of insurance that do not pay the cost of care.

By becoming a contributor, you help ensure that every child with special needs receives beyond medicine care.  Without La Rabida, many of the children we serve would be unable to reliably access the scope of care they need to survive and thrive.

We offer many types of giving and options for how to
make a gift
La Rabida Wish List
Why Donors Support La Rabida


Below are inspirational stories about how La Rabida patients and their families have triumphed over difficult medical and life circumstances.

Rayshon’s “Miraculous” Recovery
Seven-year-old Recovers from Gunshot Head Wound

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Sharonda Soars
Drug Exposed Ballerina Finds Her Natural Rhythm

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