• The Children's Inn
    The Children’s Inn
    A place for kids to be kids

    Come take a tour of our “Place Like Home” and see the many fun and welcoming spaces available for children, and their families, who are involved in pediatric research at the NIH.

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  • A mother and son at The Children's Inn
    Support The Inn
    Donate Today

    The Children’s Inn relies on private contributions to fund our operations. We would not be able to provide all of the services and programs for our families without your important gifts. There are many ways to financially support The Inn.

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  • volunteers
    Get INNvolved
    Give of Your Time and Talents

    The Children’s Inn at NIH has many opportunities for individuals, families, businesses and community groups to get involved in supporting our mission.

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  • A family at The Children's Inn
    Meet Our Families
    The Martinez Family

    Nine-year-old Kayla, from Illinois, has been coming to The Children’s Inn and the NIH with her mom and dad since she was one. She navigates through The Inn like it’s a second home.

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A Place Like Home

The Children’s Inn at NIH is a private, nonprofit, family-centered hospital hospitality house located on the campus of the NIH. Since opening in 1990, nearly 12,000 children have come from all 50 states and 86 countries to stay together with their families–for free–in The Inn’s supportive environment. At The Inn, we understand the important role the entire family plays during a child’s illness, and that’s why our mission is to meet the needs of our families, reduce the burden of medical treatment and facilitate healing through therapeutic, educational and recreational programming.

An Evening for Hope

Join us at our Annual Fundraising Gala

The 3rd annual Children’s Inn Gala, An Evening for Hope, brings together the region’s top technology firms, government health agencies, and organizations in support of The Children’s Inn at NIH.

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Run in the Marine Corps Marathon or 10K

Make a difference in the lives of seriously ill children and their families

The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is one of the most prestigious marathons in the country. It is held each fall in Washington, DC and attracts 30,000 runners. As a 2016 Charity Partner, The Children’s Inn at NIH has slots for runners who want to participate in the marathon, as well as for those who would like to run the 10k course on the same day as the Marathon.

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