Office of Development

Little Victors Wagon Program

Little Victors Wagon Program


A visit to the hospital is a lot more fun when you can take a wagon where you need to go.

Hospital visits can be stressful for children and families alike. Hopping in a Little Victors Wagon at University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital to get to a chemotherapy treatment or procedure can make the experience a little easier for young patients. And the wagons can make a trip to the hospital a lot more convenient for a parent trying to unload a car, watch siblings, and cope with the anxiety of having a sick child.

Little Victors Wagons will become symbols of hope and fun all over the hospital. Much less intimidating than wheelchairs, these wagons will be the preferred mode of transportation for children heading to appointments, the cafeteria, playrooms, and even those rolling out the door as they are discharged to go home.


Donors can name a wagon by making a gift to Little Victors Wagon Fund, which supports the greatest needs at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Upon request, donations can be directed to a hospital program or area of your choice.

Name a Little Victors Wagon

Individuals and organizations can sponsor a wagon, which are named at the following levels:

  • $2,500: Personal contribution from an individual or family
  • $4,000: Contribution from a non-profit community service organization (church, service club, Greek organization, etc.) or contribution from a school or foundation.
  • $5,000: Gift from a corporation or fundraising event such as a golf outing

Name a Wagon

Wagon corral naming sponsorships are also available. For information, contact Kelly Bertoni at

Fundraise to Name a Little Victors Wagon

Individuals, groups, and organizations can fundraise to sponsor a wagon, which is named at the $4,000 level.

Fundraise to Name a Wagon



  • A limited number of wagons are available
  • One wagon will be named per gift or donor, per year. Wagons are named for one year.
  • A portion of each naming gift ($250) will provide maintenance for wagons
  • Based on inventory, named wagons may be new or gently used

License Plates

  • A license plate acknowledging donors will be attached to the back of a wagon
  • Donors will receive a duplicate copy of the license plate
  • No more than three lines (maximum 100 characters, including spaces)
  • Graphics like sponsor logos can be included, but personal photos cannot be added
  • C.S. Mott Children's Hospital reserves the right to change or edit plate language for any existing or former wagon

Release Opportunity

  • Once you have sponsored a wagon, join us at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital to celebrate its release into the fleet!
  • Wagon releases occur approximately four weeks after donation receipt and plate approval.
  • Once a wagon is released, it is a piece of medical equipment at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Requests to locate a wagon cannot be accommodated.


Join us in sharing brighter days with our young patients by giving to our Little Victors Wagon Program. Wagons will bring smiles to children and families, and your donation will provide critical support that will enable our patients to find greater hope and healing.

For more information, contact:
Kelly Bertoni
Michigan Medicine Office of Development