Shriners Hospitals for Children depends on the generosity of donors to fund our programs, and to allow us to provide our patients with care, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. We are grateful for every donor, and every donation. In 2018, more than 1.1 million incredible donors helped us keep our promise of providing care for kids with complex medical conditions. Donations are extremely important to the success of our mission to improve the lives of children and families, conduct research that impacts medical knowledge and introduces new treatment protocols, and provide quality education programs for medical professionals.
With the support and generosity of our donors, Shriners Hospitals for Children continues to be a leader in offering world-class specialized pediatric health care to the patients and families who depend on us. Our donors help support everything from capital campaigns to quality, state-of-the-art technology, to our research and telemedicine programs. Our donors include young children with big hearts, families, concerned individuals and civic-minded corporations. Many of our patients –and their siblings – want to help and give to the health care system that means so much to them.
For example, inspired by the children in our TV commercials, Shane wanted to do something to help. So, he organized a yard sale at his home, intending to give 100% of the money raised to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Shane was able to give $700 to support our health care system. Shane said he “hopes the money will help the children in need.” Sisters Hanna and Lila held their third annual lemonade and popcorn stand.
They sold their homemade treats and – along with generous donations from friends, family and neighbors – they were able to give us more than $400.Donations like the ones from Shane, Hanna and Lila, along with your support, help give our patients the chance to recover to the fullest extent possible and follow their dreams.