2021 DONOR APPEAL
Dear Friend of Comer Children’s Hospital,
Thank you for the support you have shown over the years and especially in the past 18 months with the Covid-19 pandemic. We are truly grateful.
Our mission since 1948 is to provide services and to support programs to diminish the stress of hospitalization for patients and their families. Below is a partial list of the programs your 2020 contributions make possible.
ONGOING PROGRAMS WE SUPPORT
Art Therapy and Music Therapy: These ongoing programs allow our young patients an avenue for self-expression to help manage this difficult time in their lives.
Regali Fingerprint Charms: When a baby does not survive, grieving parents receive a silver charm with a fingerprint of their deceased child.
Cuddle Pillows: Each month 75 hand sewn cuddle pillows are distributed to relieve stress during out-patient procedures.
Backpack Program: Each child discharged to a foster home is given a new backpack filled with age-appropriate items to help in the transition.
SPECIAL REQUESTS FOR 2021
Each year the Service Committee funds special requests through our partnership with Child Life and Family Education and Social Services. Hospital staff report an increase in behavioral health and sensory needs due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Your generosity makes the work of our mission possible. On behalf of the Committee, our hospital partners, and the young patients of Comer Children’s Hospital, we thank you for your support.
Donor Appeal Chair