A Charity Dedicated To Giving Fun Filled Backpacks To Hospitalized Children Dealing With Chronic Illness

Centers We Serve


Nick’s Picks was launched at the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA in 2012. Since that time, Nick’s Picks has expanded its reach throughout the country, thanks to generous support of its sponsors and donors. Nick’s Picks currently serves the facilities listed below, and in 2016, Nick’s Picks plans to distribute over 500 backpacks to these centers.

Nick’s Picks continues to seek new sponsors and donors on both a national and local level. Opportunities are available to become a local sponsor/donor and contribute to a specific facility or a national sponsor/donor to contribute to Nick’s Picks continued expansion throughout the country. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us.

Centers served:

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Palo Alto, CA

Ronald McDonald House at Stanford 
Palo Alto, CA

Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), Orange, CA

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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

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Memorial Children’s Hospital, South Bend, IN


The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY

Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH

Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA

Nick bringing some joy!

Ronald McDonald House Charities, San Diego, CA

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Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mt. Sinai


UF Shands Childrens Hospital, Gainesville, FL