This month, we’ve featured several companies and organizations who are giving back for the holidays and all year round. It’s easy to see that Central PA is filled with groups and companies willing to lend a hand.
PinnacleHealth is no exception.
The PinnacleHealth Foundation recently launched the PinnacleHealth Children’s Fund to support numerous programs for children in our hospitals and community. With a gift of $25, $50, $100 or more, you can help provide medical screenings for abused children, cover a portion of a child’s hospital bill, or support childhood obesity prevention programs.
With children’s services ranging from surgery to counseling and from early disability intervention to primary care ,PinnacleHealth is committed to developing strong families and taking care of children from birth to adulthood. Below are a few of the programs that donations to the PinnacleHealth Children’s Fund help support:
Children’s & Teen Center – At the Children’s and Teen Center, children and adolescents from birth to age 18 receive quality healthcare regardless of their ability to pay.
Children’s Resource Center (CRC) – The CRC is dedicated to helping infants and children under the age of 18 recover from abuse so that they may develop and grow into healthy, productive, and non-violent adults.
Childhood Lead Poising Prevention Center – PinnacleHealth’s Childhood Lead Poising Prevention Program provides comprehensive lead poisoning prevention, testing and control services.
Bereavement Programs for Children – Camp Dragonfly is a free weekend bereavement camp for children ages 6-12. Together Laughing and Crying is a six-week spring and fall support group for children ages 6-12 who have lost a parent or other family member to illness, accident, suicide or homicide.
Infant Development Program – Early intervention helps children born with a diagnosed disability or medical condition reach their fullest potential.
Wellness and Prevention Programs – Girls on the Run is a life-changing learning program for girls ages 8-13. The program combines training for a 3.1-mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. KidShape is a nine-week fun-filled program that helps overweight children and their families become healthier. KidSahpe teaches the entire family how to eat more nutritiously, make exercise a fun part of their daily routine, form new healthy habits, and like themselves regardless of size.
The Children’s Fund will maintain and improve the health and quality of life for all children of Central Pennsylvania through PinnacleHealth programs or services. Click here to make a donation or to learn more.