Since 2016, the Young Friends of ChristianCare have raised funds and collected supplies for philanthropic programs that enhance the patient experience. This group is currently comprised of more than 60 students from 19 high schools across the region. The projects they’ve supported include:
- Collecting more than 6,000 books for the ChristianaCare Pediatrics Department so that children who visit the hospital can browse and take a favorite home with them when they are discharged.
- Supporting the prom and fields trip for the First State School.
- Supporting transportation for Camp FRESH participants.
- Helping to provide clothing, toiletries, and rides home for patients through the Emergency Department Special Needs Fund.
The Young Friends of ChristianaCare also participate in conversations with health system leaders and hands-on activities in genetics and other areas. Click here to read more about the Young Friends.