Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Announces Second Annual ‘Live L.A. Give L.A.’ Fundraising Campaign

Family-Friendly Holiday Activities Provide Opportunities to Support
Care for 107,000 Young Patients Treated Each Year for Life-Threatening

Credit Unions for Kids Generously Donates $530,000 as a Challenge
Grant to the L.A. Community

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For 114 years, Children’s
Hospital Los Angeles
has created hope and built healthier futures
for critically ill and injured children in Los Angeles. This holiday
season, the Live
L.A. Give L.A
. campaign enlists celebrities, corporate partners and
media organizations to ask Angelenos to support CHLA’s mission and fight
childhood cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, bone and
skeletal conditions and other catastrophic conditions ailing children
right here at home.

Starting today and extending through the end of the year, the Live L.A.
Give L.A. campaign raises funds that will directly support care for the
children of Los Angeles. Providing the finest pediatric medical care and
research comes with an immense cost—and the needs are urgent. A gift to
the Live L.A. Give L.A. campaign helps safeguard the community’s sickest
children by providing the support that the nonprofit pediatric hospital
needs to conduct leading-edge research and ensure that critical,
lifesaving care is available to every child the hospital treats.

Community organizations like Credit Unions for Kids (CU4KIDS), a
nonprofit collaboration of credit unions, are partnering with CHLA in
support of the hospital’s campaign. The organization’s donation of
$530,000 is a dollar-for-dollar challenge match grant to the Los Angeles
community. “With its 250,000 employees and 100 million members, Credit
Unions for Kids is dedicated to making a huge difference in the lives of
sick children,” says Eileen Rivera, CEO and president of SkyOne Federal
Credit Union and chair of the Credit Union for Kids Advisory Board at
CHLA. “We are proud and honored to support CHLA’s Live L.A. Give L.A.
campaign and hope that the Los Angeles community will join us.”

Heidi Klum, supermodel, actress, mother and longtime hospital supporter,
is championing the campaign, encouraging parents and Los Angeles
residents to give to the children’s hospital in the city where they
live, work and raise their families. “As a mom and fellow Angeleno, I
have a special place in my heart for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,”
Klum says. “Not only do I feel safe knowing the very best hospital for
kids is right here in my backyard, but I’ve had the honor of meeting
many of the brave kids there who are battling cancer, heart defects and
other critical illnesses. Thanks to the compassionate care and
leading-edge research at CHLA, these kids have a fighting chance. The
Live L.A. Give L.A. campaign is just one way our community can support
this important, lifesaving work and help build a safer, healthier future
for all children.”

CHLA is teaming up with community partners to provide Los Angeles
families with fun, convenient ways to support its mission. Partners for
this effort include the Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Clippers, KABC,
KIIS FM and iHeartRadio.

“Everything we do at CHLA is designed to help children heal,” says Paul
Viviano, president and CEO of CHLA. “While some children’s hospitals
choose to focus on one area of child health, we focus on them all. With
350 programs and services just for kids, we’re ready to help children
recover faster. Our mission to provide life-saving care for children in
Los Angeles would not be possible without our community’s support.”

Ways to give to CHLA include:

  • Donate online at
    gift made to the Live L.A. Give L.A. campaign will be matched, up to
    $530,000, by Credit Unions for Kids. Funds raised through the campaign
    support the hospital’s Helping Hands Fund—which is dedicated to
    ensuring that all of CHLA patients receive the critical, lifesaving
    care they need.
  • Shop to Give at CHLA’s Online Store
    unique luxury ornaments, beautiful holiday wrapping paper and a cozy
    winter throw are being sold online for the holidays, with net proceeds
    benefiting CHLA. Visit
    On Nov. 16, additional items go on sale: a yoga mat, coffee mug, a
    glass water bottle and an infant onesie.
  • Donate at coin canisters at signature community

    Drop off your spare change at coin canisters in:

    • Westfield Topanga, Woodland Hills
    • Westfield Fashion Square, Sherman Oaks
    • Westfield Santa Anita, Arcadia
  • Bid on Celebrity-Autographed Ornaments
    Dec. 1-12, celebrity-autographed ornaments will be auctioned at
    Ornament hang tags have been signed by CHLA supporters including:
    Heidi Klum, Drew Barrymore, Selena Gomez, Kylie Jenner, Caitlyn
    Jenner, Bindi Irwin, L.A. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, the cast of
    Pretty Little Liars and many more!

Family-Friendly Events

  • Jingle Ball – Dec. 4
    attendees will be able to bid on special concert experiences prior to
    the event with proceeds benefiting CHLA. Attendees will also be asked
    to text to donate during the concert to support care for local kids.
  • Los Angeles Kings Game – Dec. 5
    will be provided with opportunities to text to donate during the game.
  • Los Angeles Clippers Game – Dec. 21
    will be provided with opportunities to text to donate during the game.

Live L.A. Give L.A.

Live L.A. Give L.A. is a fundraising campaign that sends the important
message that living in Los Angeles means supporting local kids who need
care from the only hospital in the city that provides the entire range
of health care for children. All proceeds support the Helping Hands
Fund, which helps Children’s Hospital Los Angeles ensure that all of our
patients receive the critical, lifesaving care they need.

About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a nonprofit pediatric health care
organization dedicated to creating hope and building healthier futures
for children. Honored as the premier children’s hospital in California
and among the top five in the nation, we treat 107,000 young patients
annually from Los Angeles and around the world. As a pediatric charity
of choice, the hospital relies on the generosity of the community to
support its groundbreaking pediatric research and the complex care it
provides for critically ill and injured children.

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