Events and Projects

The Women's Auxiliary carries out its mission by raising funds to support high needs areas of the hospital through several annual fundraising projects and events. Our members are philanthropic leaders who host fundraising events and projects that have become wonderful community traditions.

  • Red Balloon Run & Ride

    Each Spring the Women’s Auxiliary forms a team for the annual Red Balloon Run & Ride benefiting Children’s Health. This signature community event offers a 5K run, 1K family fun run and various bike rides at Children’s Medical Center Plano. 

    In years past, over 12,000 people attended the Red Balloon Run & Ride and enjoyed event attractions including the Health Expo, Family Fun Zone and Food Zone. We can make a difference by raising much-needed funds to support cutting-edge research to improve lives. More information on how to join the Auxiliary team coming in Spring 2020!

  • Santa's Workshop

    Santa’s Workshop is hosted by the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Plano every year in December. It is a magical event creating joy in the hearts of all who attend and in the hearts of the patients and families served at Children’s Plano.

    Guests enjoy photos with Santa; a delicious brunch buffet; holiday crafts and toy building in Santa’s Workshop; and holiday entertainment.

  • Change for Children's

    Change for Children’s is a simple but powerful program that supports Children's Health, teaches our children the importance of giving back to their community and heightens their awareness of the needs of others.

    Each year, the Women's Auxiliary to Children's teams up with community schools and organizations to promote the Change for Children's programs and coordinates a fundraising campaign in the Spring. As a part of this campaign, Auxiliary volunteers work with Children's Health to identify a funding priority and then provide students official Change for Children's boxes encouraging them to come up with creative ways to collect change from family, friends and neighbors.

    If you would like to learn more, please email change.plano@childrensauxiliary.org

  • Children's Corner Gift Shop

    Find a unique gift for your special someone at the Children’s Corner Gift Shop at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, located on the lobby level of the hospital near the food court. Founded by the Women's Auxiliary, the Children’s Corner Gift Shop has the perfect age-appropriate gift to fit your young patient’s wishes, including balloons, floral arrangements, activity items, and much more. The superb staff can even work with you to design a gift basket filled with goodies certain to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

    Members of the Auxiliary are provided the opportunity to volunteer in the gift shop to deliver items to patients and to assist as needed. It’s a great way to contribute time while serving families in the hospital. All proceeds from the Children’s Corner Gift Shop directly benefit the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center.

    Shop online now at http://www.shopchildrenshealth.com. To contact the Children’s Corner Gift Shop, please call 214-456-2160.