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Children's Mercy spreads HOPE this #GivingTuesday

In the midst of Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday steals, it’s refreshing that Giving Tuesday is right around the corner on Nov. 29. This year, Children’s Mercy is participating in Giving Tuesday, a global movement to give back to local non-profits that make a difference in the communities they serve.

“Generosity, like kindness, is not only powerful but contagious. When people give, it connects our community and unites us toward a common purpose to help one another,” says Jenea Oliver, PhD, Vice President of Philanthropy. “Children’s Mercy helps all children and their families who walk through our doors. No one is turned away based on their ability to pay. This Giving Tuesday, we are reminding everyone that the Children’s Mercy story, for 120 years, has been about a partnership between dedicated healers and the community … leading to better treatments for children and new frontiers in pediatric medicine.”

The community can give and get involved by visiting the Children’s Mercy #GivingTuesday site, located at bit.ly/GivingTuesdayCM, to:

  • Make a donation directly to Children’s Mercy.
  • See which businesses, such as Kohl’s, Amazon and Made in KC (located in Prairiefire), are donating a portion of sales back to help patients and their families.
  • Learn about a fundraising event Nov. 29 at No Other Pub in Kansas City’s Power & Light District.
  • Share why they support #GivingTuesdayKC and #ILoveCM.

“We are proud to take part in Giving Tuesday locally and to celebrate the power of generosity as the holiday season begins,” Oliver says. “We are thankful to everyone in our community who gives to Children’s Mercy. Together, we are finding more answers for more children.”


About Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a movement, built by people around the world, to celebrate giving of all kinds. It is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), Black Friday and Cyber Monday; this year it falls on November 29, 2016. This movement is the result of the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits large and small; businesses and corporations; schools and universities; civic campaigns in cities, states and regions; and families and individuals—to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities and contribute in countless ways to the causes they believe in. Last year, 700,000 people participated and raised $116 million for charity. For more information, visit givingtuesday.org.

About Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Founded in 1897, Children’s Mercy is one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers. With not-for-profit hospitals in Missouri and Kansas, and numerous specialty clinics in both states, Children’s Mercy provides the highest level of care for children from birth through the age of 21. U.S. News & World Report has repeatedly ranked Children’s Mercy as one of “America's Best Children's Hospitals.” For the fourth time in a row, Children’s Mercy has achieved Magnet nursing designation, awarded to fewer than seven percent of all hospitals nationally, for excellence in quality care. Its faculty of more than 700 pediatric subspecialists and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. Thanks to generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s Mercy provides medical care to every child who passes through its doors, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. For more information about Children’s Mercy and its research, visit childrensmercy.org. For breaking news and videos, follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.