WHAT WE DO

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters, the Comer Children’s Hospital Service Committee funds ongoing and pilot programs when there is a need for which resources are not otherwise available.

 

In 2017, the Service Committee funded several new features of the hospital’s playground renovation. The renovations allow hospitalized children, including those with medical equipment, to enjoy a secure and accessible outdoor space.

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 CUDDLE 

 PILLOWS  

 

Each month Service Committee members make and distribute 75 colorful fleece cuddle pillows. The pillows give young children something to comfort them while undergoing stressful medical tests or procedures.

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 HEALING GARDEN 

 

Young patients and their family members can now enjoy respites away from the hospital setting in the recently opened outdoor Healing Garden. Your donations enabled our committee to fund several features of the garden.

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 ART AND MUSIC 

 THERAPY 

 

These ongoing programs give hospitalized children outlets for expressing their feelings and concerns. Art and Music also bring joy to their lives.

 BACKPACK 

 PROGRAM 

 

Each child discharged to a foster home due to abuse or neglect is given a new backpack filled with age-appropriate items to help in the transition.

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 FINGERPRINT 

 CHARMS 

When a baby does not survive, grieving parents receive a silver charm with the fingerprint imprint of their deceased child. Often this charm is the only remembrance of a brief life.

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