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.
Each month Service Committee members make and distribute 100 colorful fleece cuddle pillows. The pillows give young children something to comfort them while undergoing stressful medical tests or procedures.
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.
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.