FAQ

WHAT IS KIDSTRUCTION WEEK?

KIDstructon Week is an opportunity for the North Texas regional architectural, engineering, and construction industries to join together to build strong tomorrows by supporting the Children’s Health mission to make life better for children


HOW CAN My COMPANY PARTICIPATE?

Participating companies may offer their employees multiple opportunities to make an impact:

  • Payroll deduction: your employee can contribute $1 (or more) for every hour worked for one week
  • Peer-to-peer fundraising: an employee can increase funds raised by asking friends and/or family members to make a donation to support their efforts
  • Matching gift: match your employees' gifts dollar-for-dollar or at a percentage of your choice  

In addition, sponsorship opportunities are available to align your company with the Children’s Healthâ„  brand in a promotion targeted specifically to the construction industry. Sponsorship deadline is February 14, 2019. 

HOW DOES MY COMPANY GET STARTED?

To get started, complete the KIDstruction Week Registration Form on the website; or download the form and return by email to audra.cozart@childrens.com

Next, your company will need to appoint a “Foreman” – a leader who has the respect of other employees and who will be enthusiastic about the campaign. Your Foreman will be responsible for the following:

  • distributeKIDstruction Week materials to employees
  • encourage participation
  • collect pledge forms
  • coordinate operational details with your payroll or human resources department. 

This person should be a strong communicator who is comfortable answering employee questions. Depending on the size or structure of your company, you may want to designate more than one KIDstruction Week Foreman to ensure all of your employees at job sites and in-office locations have the opportunity to participate.

How is my company recognized?

Companies will have the opportunity for visibility in the KIDstruction Zone at the Red Balloon Run and Ride. For additional sponsorship benefits, visit our sponsorship page.

CAN AN INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATE?

Individuals can participate by encouraging corporate leaders to become involved with KIDstruction Week. If your company is not involved and you would like to make a gift to KIDstruction Week, please click here to show your support.

HOW ARE THE DONATIONS USED?

Every day the construction industry is building, expanding and creating. Your generosity during KIDstruction week allows Children’s Health to build, expand and create programs that help hundreds of thousands of children every year. Proceeds will enhance vital Family Support Services programs, such as social work, pastoral care, and special therapies like pet, music, clown and art therapies as well as other programs that are not covered by insurance, yet are proven to produce superior patient outcomes when combined with exceptional medical care. 100 percent of the contributions go directly to the supported programs, with no deduction for overhead or administrative costs. View the 2018 KIDstruction Week Impact Report here.

Are DONATIONs TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

Yes. All KIDstruction Week participants will receive an acknowledgement letter from Children’s Medical Center Foundation with information for your tax purposes. Your donation is 100 percent tax deductible.

 

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