Giving Tuesday is an annual day of philanthropy where communities all over the world come together at the beginning of the holiday season to support nonprofits close to their hearts.
For this year's Giving Tuesday, Children's Health is focused on raising funds to address the pediatric mental health crisis in North Texas. Recently, the Hamon Charitable Foundation committed a $7.5M challenge grant to Children's Health, and Giving Tuesday will act as the launch for this grant. Our challenge to the community is to raise $50,000 on Giving Tuesday to help support pediatric mental health care in North Texas.
Fighting the mental health crisis
Over the next three years, Children’s Medical Center Foundation’s goal is to raise $7.5M to match the challenge that would result in $15M to help Children’s Health and the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) empower primary care providers across the community to provide behavioral health care to patients, allowing for earlier identification and treatment of pediatric mental health conditions.
Children's Medical Center Foundation president Brent Christopher: “The mental health challenges facing kids and families were already significant before this year, and the stresses of the pandemic amplify them even more—especially anxiety and depression. The incredible challenge grant from the Hamon Charitable Foundation will rally the community around a fresh start in tackling the problem. The key is to link early screening with practical strategies in a direct, cost-effective way that will change the mental health trajectory for Texas children. This collaboration between Children’s Health and Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute aims to do just that, and philanthropy will make it happen.”
This financial support of Children’s Health isn’t the first for the Hamon Charitable Foundation. Since 2012 it has donated more than $30M to Children’s Medical Center Foundation.