What is Snowpile?

The Snowpile program at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, sponsored by The Children’s Foundation allows caregivers of patients in the hospital to rest a little easier during the holiday season.

Unlike many holiday donation drives, Snowpile focuses on the entire family, providing gifts for hospitalized children AND their siblings. This amazing event is the highlight of our holiday season and impacts many, many patients and families, helping to create special memories during a special time of year.

How can I help?

Snowpile is made possible by The Children’s Foundation and generous community donors.  If you are interested in supporting the Snowpile program, there are two ways to make gift donations!

1. Online Wish List

The Snowpile Amazon wish list! This is an easy way to donate items from the comfort of your own home or to share with family/coworkers/group members if you are coordinating a group effort.

Snowpile 2023 Amazon Wish List

2. Shop and Drop Off

If you prefer to shop and drop off your donations in person, please see the Snowpile Information Sheet.  This not only provides a list of specifically needed items for Snowpile, but also some guidelines regarding what can and cannot be donated, generally based on safety standards. 

In order to process and sort all donations for this event, the donation deadline is Friday, December 8th, 2023. Donation drop offs are by appointment, please email Sinéad Nimmo, Child Life Projects Specialist to schedule your donation drop off – [email protected]

If you have questions regarding the Snowpile program, please reach out to Sinéad Nimmo, Child Life Projects Specialist at [email protected]


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