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.
For the past two years, the Service Committee supported the Remoc Family Safety Fair. This community event is hosted by the Comer Hospital ER and Child Life Department to stress the importance of safety for children. This summer the Committee provided 300 backpacks filled with school supplies and books to participating families.
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.
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.
ART AND MUSIC
These ongoing programs give hospitalized children outlets for expressing their feelings and concerns. Art and Music also bring joy to their lives.
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.
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.