Kids Day 2018: March 6th

We want to thank everyone who participated in the 30th annual Kids Day for making a difference in the lives of our patients. This year’s Kids Day exceeded the goal and set a new record! $628,611.13 was collected through Kids Day, and every dollar will support the care of a local ill or injured child. Thank you to our friends and supporters across the Central Valley for making a difference!

Volunteer registration for Kids Day 2018 will open in January. Thank you for your support! In the meantime, please review the links and videos below to begin planning your Kids Day experience. 

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Since 1988, Valley Children’s has partnered with ABC30 and The Fresno Bee to orchestrate Kids Day. As one of the largest fundraising events in the Central Valley, Kids Day hosts over 7,000 volunteers from more than 20 communities selling a special Kids Day edition of The Fresno Bee in exchange for a donation to the Hospital. The paper features compelling patient stories and photography illustrating the vial pediatric medical care that Valley Children’s Hospital provides.

Valley Children’s Hospital strives to be the best children’s hospital in the nation. Kids Day has helped cover millions of dollars in uncompensated care, enabling us to treat kids with potentially life-threatening conditions, but whose families may not have the ability to pay. At Valley Children’s, we send cancer into remission, repair little hearts, and help the tiniest babies to grow big and strong, but we need your support to move the mission forward.

We invite you to be a part of Kids Day 2018 and help us raise the funds we need to achieve our vision of becoming the nation’s best children’s hospital.

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Distribution Site List (Coming January 2018)
Sales and Safety Information (Coming January 2018)
Electronic Safety Waiver (Coming January 2018)
Safety Video (Coming January 2018)
Event Instructions (Coming January 2018)
Reserved Corners for Media and Event Sponsors (Coming January 2018)


I am new to Kids Day. How do I get started?
Welcome! We are so glad you plan to join us for the Kids Day fun! If you will be volunteering to sell newspapers, please visit our “Register to Volunteer” link on the homepage. This is where you will share your team information, where you plan to pick up papers, and can review the sales and safety information. Please check out our George’s Guide for some additional information about the event.

My school and/or business wants to participate. How do we register?
Wonderful! We love to see kids working to help other kids. Please download the “School Challenge” form or the "Business Challenge" form, and return it to Valley Children’s. Email: or Fax: 559-353-7160

How early can I pick up my newspapers and safety aprons?
Newspapers will be available for pick up from your chosen Distribution Site beginning at 5:30AM.

My team missed the registration deadline. Can we still participate?
Absolutely! Please go to the Distribution Site of your choice the morning of Kids Day, and sign up to participate in person.

What else can we do to support Kids Day?
We’re so glad you asked! There are several ways to add to your team’s total. You can host a bake sale, host a car wash, donate a portion of sales from your business, and more! Please download a copy of George’s Guide to learn more.

Where does the Kids Day money go?
Each and every dollar raised from Kids Day supports the Children’s Fund at Valley Children’s. This fund enable the Hospital to keep multiple programs running, ensuring that the impact of your efforts are felt by all of the families we serve.

Click here to see the Kids Day 2017 photos.
Click here to see the Kids Day 2016 photos.