Giving Tuesday and Beyond at Children's Mercy
Like many other pediatric hospitals around the country, we are seeing an increase in children's respiratory illnesses which has resulted in a higher number of patients and longer-than-normal wait times in our Urgent Care and Emergency Department locations. To provide extra support to patient families and staff, there are many ways to join our Children’s Mercy Community of Champions, making a difference not only at the holidays, but throughout the year.
Match Your Giving $1 for $1
Today is Giving Tuesday! For anyone considering making a financial donation to Children’s Mercy, this is a great time to give because your gift will go twice as far. For a limited time, The Jackson Family, The Roark Family Foundation and a group of our community champions are matching all gifts up to $188,000 until Dec. 31.
Give today: childrensmercy.org/helpkids
Gifts of Clothing, Snacks and Toys
“To relieve some of the stress families and staff are experiencing, your generosity ensures every child spending the holiday season in the hospital will receive a gift and comfort items, making their stay a little easier and allowing all to focus on what matters most – bringing hope and healing to the thousands of children we serve each and every day.” said Jenea Oliver, Chief Development Officer.
In lieu of hosting an in-person gift drive, rally your friends, neighbors and families by creating an online virtual toy drive fundraising page. You can set up a page, select a fundraising goal and invite your friends, family and colleagues to join you. All proceeds are used to purchase our most needed items―toys, games, snacks, clothing, crafts and more.
Give Backs Around Our Community
Purchase an Item
Charlie Hustle will be selling a Giving Tuesday Communi-Tee and DEMDACO is selling Giving Bears with a percent of proceeds benefiting Children’s Mercy. Both are great gift options for others or a way to treat yourself while giving back!
Visit holiday drive-through experiences Winter Magic in Historic Cliff Drive and Holiday Light and Magic in Wyandotte Park to enjoy winter wonderland with your family and friends - plus, support patients and families by adding a donation to Children's Mercy at checkout.
Heading to Crown Center this holiday season? Stop by the Giving Machine near the ice terrace and select an item to donate to Children’s Mercy through the red giving vending machine.
We invite you to join our Community of Champions in a variety of ways! Whether your gift helps provide a diagnosis that wasn’t available yesterday through cutting-edge research, trains a new nurse, or provides a cozy blanket to a sick child, giving to Children’s Mercy helps families when they need it most.
Learn more: www.childrensmercy.org/give