Friends is the name of the community volunteer organization of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. We have members throughout greater Atlanta who raise funds each year to fulfill crucial needs.

Community Friends groups are encouraged to plan fundraisers that are of interest and provide a fun opportunity to interact with friends and neighbors while supporting the patients at Children’s. These fundraisers can be anything from black-tie galas to neighborhood block parties. There are currently more than 2,500 Community Friends members that support Children's through volunteer opportunities, fundraising events and special service projects.

This year, Friends events will benefit family support services, patient family services, Marcus Autism Center, wellness initiatives, Hughes Spalding, research, and the Big Apple Circus Clowns.

Attend a Friends event

Join a Friends group

Learn more about our fundraising goals

Follow us on Facebook

Contact Ashley Dollar or call 404-785-7316 for more information. 

Friends Junior Committee

The Friends Junior Committee (FJC) is a group of more than 150 young professionals in their 20s and 30s who collaborate to host fundraising and social events to benefit Children’s. The group also participates in special service projects inside and outside our three hospitals, including volunteering with patients and families.

The group raises funds each year to fulfill several crucial patient and family needs, such as family support services, primary care and research. Among other events, FJC hosts two signature fundraisers throughout the year: Party Atlanta and Cheers for Children.

Attend or sponsor Cheers for Children

See upcoming FJC events and more

Contact Leisy Ruddock or call 404-785-7303 for more information.


girlFriends is a volunteer group of ninth to 12th grade high school girls dedicated to fundraising throughout the school year for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. girlFriends supports Children's through membership, volunteer opportunities, fundraising events and special service projects at our hospital campuses. Each year, girlFriends' participates in a variety of events and service activities, such as:

  • girlFriends’ Battle of the Bands
  • Children’s Christmas Parade
  • Miracle Challenge
  • Mailbox Brigade

The student-run leadership board is made up of representatives from high schools throughout the greater Atlanta area who are selected based on an application and interview process. Students serve a one-year term under the supervision of adult volunteers and hospital representatives.

Register online for girlFriends

Download a girlFriends registration form

Follow us on Facebook

Contact Lynn Leslie or call for 404-785-7337 more information.

Generous Generation

The Generous Generation initiative engages children and teens in activities that teach the importance of community service and encourage lifelong volunteerism and philanthropy. It’s about kids giving to kids and children giving to Children’s.

There are several Generous Generation programs to engage your children in making a difference in the lives of young patients.

  • Mini Friends: Throughout the year, children and teens can help their peers by organizing their own fundraiser, raising money through anything from lemonade stands to classroom coin drives.
  • Change for Children’s: Young athletes from participating sports leagues can help their peers by organizing a fundraiser with their teammates to collect small coins. Even pennies, dimes and quarters can make a big difference.

The money raised will help fund kid-oriented initiatives like the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit. These professionally trained clown “doctors”’ prescribe giggles and grins to our patients.

Contact Maddy Post at 404-785-9402 for more information.