Child's Play, based in Seattle, was created in 2003 by an internet community of gamers. It has raised nearly $1 million dollars in toys, games and cash for sick children around the country. Last year, Child's Play raised almost $10,000 for The Nebraska Medical Center. For more information on Child's Play please visit childsplaycharity.org or contact The Office of Development at The Nebraska Medical Center at 402-552-2029.
Gift makes Holiday's Special
Thanks to Renaissance Financial, pediatric patients can actually look forward to the holidays and their birthdays. The owners and staff of Renaissance Financial provide financial sponsorship of the Christmas program and birthday parties. For more information on how you can help make the holiday's happier for patients in need please contact The Office of Development at 402-552-2029.
Each day at The Nebraska Medical Center, seriously ill patients and their families must call the hospital home for an extended period of time. Thanks to the generosity and support of local companies like the Metro Credit Union Services and Ameritex Services, we are able to provide these patients and families with some extra amenities to help make their stay at the hospital more comfortable and enjoyable.
Ameritex and the Metro Credit Union have donated items from the hospital’s wish list, which includes gift packages created by our social workers and caregivers that help bring some of the comforts of home to our patients and their families. The packages include items like meals, baby and children’s toys, well baby care supplies, clothing and personal hygiene and entertainment items like a portable DVD player, movies, books and board games.
Ameritex Services recently donated the Super Fit and Fun package, which includes the Nintendo Wii, Wii Fit, yoga balls and light hand weights that can be used for our patients for rehabilitation purposes. “It is rewarding to see the results of our contribution in person,” said Mark Goldstrom, CEO, Ameritex Services.
The Metro Credit Union donated one each of the nine Wish List packages. "This has been a tough year for donations across the community," said Randall Hallett, executive director of Development at The Nebraska Medical Center. "These packages offer a wonderful opportunity for individuals or businesses to donate something small, but that will have a big impact for our patients."
For more information about the wish list, or to participate in the spirit of giving, please contact the Office of Development at 402-552-2029.