OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois has been blessed over the years with many loving and dedicated volunteers to assist our patients. Oftentimes, children who OSF Children’s Hospital serve are away from their home for extended periods of time, absent from school and missing normal play-time with their friends. Our volunteers who come in for service bring joy to these children in various ways including dedicated playtime and tutoring, gifts during the holidays and birthdays or even by bringing in a furry, four-legged friend for visits.
A local group of young professionals recognized the need and importance for dedicated volunteer service time for our patients at OSF Children’s Hospital. In fact, they wanted to mobilize and encourage the next generation of OSF Children’s Hospital supporters to get involved and give back to their community in a special way – through service!
WHAT IS HOPE?
HOPE (Helping Our Patients Everyday) is a group of young leaders who seek to connect young professionals with OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois by providing engaging opportunities to support OSF Children’s Hospital patients and their families’ through:
- Fundraising events
- Networking fellowship
Recently, the members of HOPE visited Almost Home Kids at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois for a day of volunteer service and fellowship. They spent a few hours helping staff prep their outdoor patio area for the upcoming spring and summer weather. When families visit the home with their kids, oftentimes they are visiting from out of town. Being in the home’s living room is wonderful, but having the opportunity to visit outside in the sunshine on inviting, clean outdoor patio furniture surrounded by blooming landscape makes their visit all that more special.
HOW CAN I HELP?
HOPE wants to hear from you! To learn more about the service group, we invite you to attend an upcoming social to meet the leadership team and learn more about HOPE’s Mission and Vision for helping the patients of OSF Children’s Hospital. Click here to learn about the group and how you can get involved.
Help HOPE give back to the patients and families of OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Everyday these patients have various needs while staying in the hospital including:
- School supplies
- Funds for meal vouchers
- Toiletry items like deodorant, shampoo and toothpaste
- Activity books like coloring books and puzzles
- Young Adult genre books for our teenage patients
- And so much more!
Your support helps these families thrive today!