FAQ

Is my donation tax deductible?

The Cheer Guild is a not-for-profit, section 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Do I have to volunteer in the hospital in order to become a member of the Riley Cheer Guild?

No, you do not need to volunteer in the hospital. There are different levels of membership. All members commit to paying $25 annual dues. Sustaining members may volunteer periodically outside of the hospital on behalf of the Riley Cheer Guild. Active members volunteer on a regular basis within the hospital and must meet the requirements for volunteer set by IU Health Volunteer Services.

How much are individual membership dues?

Membership dues are $25 annually.

How much are chapter membership dues?

Chapter membership dues are $25 annually for the entire group.

How do I pay my dues?

Dues can be paid by cash, check (payable to “Riley Cheer Guild”), or credit card (NOTE: insert link for online payment). Renewal notices are mailed annually to members and chapters.

Where do I mail my donation and membership dues?

Riley Cheer Guild
705 Riley Hospital Drive, Room 4510
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Can I make a monetary donation using a credit card?

Yes, go to the “Donate Now” link on this website to make a donation using a credit card. You can also make a donation over the phone using a credit card by calling us at (317) 944-8705.

Can I donate gently used toys and stuffed animals?

No. Due to infection control policies within the hospital, the Riley Cheer Guild is unable to accept used toys and stuffed animals.

Can I donate gently used books?

Yes, gently used books can be donated with the intention of being put on the Half Price Book Carts throughout Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

How can I help the Riley Cheer Guild?

The Riley Cheer Guild is a not-for-profit organization, as well as a volunteer hospital auxiliary. We are always looking for new volunteers, committee members, and board members. We rely heavily on new, donated toys and handmade items for our toy room. In addition, we would not be able to further our mission without financial support from the community. Please contact us to discuss how you can best show your support at (317) 944-8705.

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