Community Partners 

We are grateful for community organizations such as these, whose efforts enhance the care we are able to provide to children and families throughout our region, and beyond.

Angels for Allison is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping bereaved families in Northeast Florida. The program provides financial assistance to those in need with expenses associated with the death of a child such as funeral or burial costs.

Art with a Heart for Children works in conjunction with the Child Life Department to give children who are hospitalized an opportunity to express themselves through various mediums; their sense of pride and accomplishment helps them regain a sense of control.

Community PedsCare is a pediatric palliative and hospice program for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. The program offers in-hospital and in-home medical, nursing, psychosocial, spiritual, volunteer and other services to support, comfort and care for children and their families. The program was established by Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, in collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, and the University of Florida.

Children's Miracle Network (CMN) is dedicated to improving the health and welfare of all children by raising funds and awareness for the pediatric programs at Wolfson Children's Hospital and Shands Jacksonville. CMN hospitals treat over 177 million children each year; 100 percent of all funds raised locally stay here to improve the health care for children in our own community.

Christ’s Starfish Foundation carries forward the mission to share the love of Jesus Christ through their work with children at Wolfson Children’s and assisting families of non-cancer patients who are experiencing financial hardships due to their child’s illness.

Deliver the Dream helps Florida families experiencing a serious illness or crisis in their lives by organizing monthly three-day, two night retreats. Each family that attends has a family member - whether it’s a child or parent – living with an illness/crisis such as cancer, genetic syndrome, a blood disorder, spina bifida or multiple sclerosis.  Our program invites up to 15 families, free of charge, to one of our retreat locations so they can relax, enjoy time together, forge new friendships and create support groups with the other families dealing with the same illness/crisis.  

Dreams Come True fulfills wishes of children living in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia who are battling life-threatening illnesses. Unique because 100 percent of the contributions from the public go to granting children's wishes, the Jacksonville-based organization offers a momentary reprieve from the rigors of medical treatment often associated with life-threatening illnesses.

Patrons of the HeARTS follows the mission to create an endowment fund to provide financial support for the evaluation and treatment of children with congenital heart disease from underdeveloped countries at Wolfson. Each year, the program brings 10 children from international countries to receive corrective cardiac surgery and cardiology procedures in the C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Children's Heart Center at Wolfson Children's Hospital. This mission is made possible in partnership with Wolfson Children's International Program for Peace.

Ronald McDonald House provides a nurturing place to stay for non-local patients and families who receive care at Wolfson Children's Hospital. And our Ronald McDonald Family Room serves local families.

Safe Kids Northeast Florida is a local chapter of Safe Kids Florida, a member of Safe Kids Worldwide. Safe Kids Northeast Florida was founded in 2003 with Wolfson Children's Hospital serving as its lead organization. Funding is provided by Wolfson Children's Hospital, public and private grants and donations, and grants from Safe Kids Worldwide. Our mission is to bring together local organizations to address our area's pediatric injury prevention needs, and to prevent accidental injuries in children 14 and under with initiatives directed at those needs.

THE PLAYERS generously donated $1 million toward our new THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health, created to extend the reach of Wolfson Children's and to help prevent unnecessary hospitalizations. The mission of the Center is to improve the health, wellness and quality of life of the families living within our communities.

 
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