When you make a donation to the Foundation, you not only provide support to the Foundation’s general programs, such as scholarships for Key Leader, Leadership Training for our Service Leadership Programs and club and division grants, you enable the Foundation to increase the grant funding available to our partner hospitals.
Your support enabled the Foundation to award Renown Children’s Hospital a $10,000 grant in 2009 and another in 2011 which they used to provide advanced pediatric training to their emergency room and pediatric floor nurses. Approximately 70 nurses received this training. According to Seema Donahoe, Development Officer at Renown,
“With the support of the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation, Renown Children’s Hospital is able to provide specialized training for nurses in our Children’s ER and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, which are the only units of their kind between Salt Lake City and Sacramento. Because of our partnership with Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation, the emergency and pediatric staffs at Renown Children’s Hospital collaborate to enhance the patient experience and provide continuity in care for our smallest patients and their families.”
Your support also allowed the Foundation to award a $12,500 grant to Rady Children’s Hospital in 2003 for the development of a Mobile Safety Store. Cheri Fidler, Director of the Center for Healthier Communities at Rady Children’s Hospital states, “We are grateful for the support Kiwanis has provided that has enabled us to reach over 10,000 parents in our injury prevention outreach efforts, and will look forward to continuing this partnership.” The safety store is still in operation today and has expanded with new programs. In recognition of the Foundation’s initial investment in the safety store, Kiwanis is listed as a Founding Sponsor on all collateral pieces printed today.
Working together, making a difference:
Together, we can continue to support our clubs as they make positive changes in their communities, develop the next generation of Kiwanis leadership and keep children safe by providing education and resources to children and their families and by supporting our network of children’s hospitals.
It is our hope each club will join us in our efforts to give children in the communities we share the very best chance to live full and meaningful lives. There are many ways both clubs and members can impact a child.