Instilling philanthropic values in the youngest members of our community
Is to educate and enrich the lives of students by encouraging them to become involved in philanthropy at an early age. By planning and implementing creative fundraising activities, Students Care for Kids participants can directly enhance the lives of our region’s youngest patients.
|Gloversville High School|
One hit at a time, Gloversville's baseball program helped the children of Albany Medical Center. The team's "Hits 4 Hope" program provided the incentive for players who added to the donation with every base hit. Singles earned a dollar, doubles, two dollars, triples, five dollars and a homer meant a ten dollar donation. Coaches raised the money to fund the project designed to give back to a generous community. The team raised $2,800, which they presented during a tour of the hospital.
|Players from the Gloversville baseball team, part of Albany Med's Student's Care for Kids program, visited to present the proceeds of their "Hits 4 Hope" initiative.|
|Berlin Middle School|
Berlin Middle School students raised over $1500 in support of the Children's Hospital at Albany Med; a gift they presented during the recent Radiothon.
Student Council advisor Ariel Hodges has personal experience with Albany Med. Her daughter, now in remission, battled cancer. All things considered "we had a great experience there," Hodges said. "The Student Council wanted to give back. This (Students Care for Kids program) was a great way to get involved."
They raised the funds during a variety of activities including walk-a-thons, sales of heart icons and ziti dinners.
|The Berlin Middle School class, and advisor Ariel Hodges at Radiothon 2012. The class raised more than $1500 to support the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center.|
What is Students Care for Kids?
The Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center specializes in the treatment of children from birth to age 18. More than 100,000 children are treated at the Children’s Hospital each year. These children are cared for by over 110 physicians and 300 nurses, trained in 34 sub-specialties.
The comprehensive programs of the Children’s Hospital include care for the tiniest of newborns in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, critically injured teenagers brought to us by helicopter, children suffering from childhood cancer and blood disorders and healthy children simply in need of annual check-ups. No matter what the condition, the Children’s Hospital at Albany Med is dedicated to providing the best care for infants, children, and adolescents.
Almost everyone in the 25 counties of northeastern New York and western New England has either received care at the Children’s Hospital or knows someone who has. As a result, many community members have asked how they can also help the children in our care.
The Students Care for Kids program was developed to offer our community’s youngest members the opportunity to help other children who are sick or injured. While supporting the work of the medical staff, Students Care for Kids also brings hope and a smile to the pediatric patients at the Children’s Hospital. Through the program, students are introduced to philanthropy and the many rewards that come from helping others, helping students who participate to gain a better understanding of what it means to give back to their community.
All this program needs to be a success is you!
Albany Medical Center Foundation
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If you are interested in volunteering at the Children's Hospital please visit the Volunteer Services page.