Children's Hospital Foundation is dedicated to improve the health of children through its support of research and education. However, with the partnerships of local sponsors CHF has been able to spread the range of support throughout the community through the Kids Care and Bear in the Chair programs.
Kids love to help kids! It’s proven that children who learn to give to others at an early age will continue to be involved in philanthropy throughout their lives. Kids Care offers students a simple way to help other children by fundraising for Children’s Hospital Foundation through their school.
The funds raised help Children’s Hospital Foundation recruit and retain top physician scientists to care for Oklahoma’s critically ill and injured children through genetics, neonatology, pulmonology, hematology/oncology, emergency medicine, etc. Participating schools have the opportunity to introduce leadership development, service learning and community helpers through their fundraising efforts.
Bear in the Chair
Bear in the Chair is designed to make sure that no child at Children’s Hospital ever feels disconnected with their school. It is crucial that they feel connected with their friends at school as well as their teachers. Being in the hospital shouldn’t hinder them from keeping those relationships.
This will also give patients a support system to help keep their spirits up to hopefully speed up the recovery process and get them back to their classroom to learn and play with their friends again.
Patients between the ages of 4-14 years old treated at Hospital in Oklahoma City for more than 10 days are eligible for the program. The program is for all elementary schools and some middle schools across the state of Oklahoma.