Children's Medical Center Foundation
Take a Minute for Children’s
August 2016
 
Children Helping Children Junior Singles Tennis Tournament
     
Make Sept. 22 a red-letter day

Make Sept. 22 a red-letter day and plan now to “get up and give” to Children’s Medical Center Foundation on North Texas Giving Day, the nation's single largest online community-wide giving event.

Your gift of $25 or more made through NorthTexasGivingDay.org can be magnified through the Communities Foundation of Texas, which offers more than $2 million in bonus funds and prizes to nonprofits with the most donors.

The exceptional care by Children’s Health doctors and staff is supported by your giving. Your support goes beyond a single person or program. By advancing research efforts or increasing resources for improved patient care, your gift touches countless lives for years to come.

Mark Sept. 22 in red on your calendar today to remind you to support Children’s Medical Center Foundation via the North Texas Giving Day website from 6 a.m. to midnight Sept. 22. ┬áIn just six years, North Texas Giving Day, sponsored by Communities Foundation of Texas, has pumped more than $119 million into the North Texas community. In 2015 more than 118,000 gifts totaling $33 million benefited more than 2,022 nonprofits. Make life better for children on Sept. 22 by choosing Children’s Medical Center Foundation.



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For the love of tennis and Children’s, too

 
  Children Helping Children Tennis Tournament
 
Do your kids “love” to play tennis? Sign them up for the 26th annual “Children Helping Children” Junior Singles Tennis Tournament, presented by GEICO and benefiting Children’s Medical Center Foundation. The games begin Sept. 24-25 at High Point Park Tennis Center in Plano. Boys and girls from 12 to 18 can register for $35 per player and earn prizes provided by the Shops at Willow Bend. The players and their families raise money to support the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, where more than 1,000 new patients are cared for each year. For information about how your future tennis star can play in the tournament and earn prizes, please call 214-456-8329 or visit childrens.com/tennis.
 
 
 
     

“Classy” ways to help kids get back to school

 
  Back to School
 
With back-to-school shopping top of mind, supporters of Children’s Medical Center Foundation now have even more ways to shop and support Children’s.

Children’s Medical Center Foundation partners with several companies that will donate a percentage of your purchase to Children’s.

Kroger Community Rewards – Need school supplies? Link your Kroger Community Rewards on your Plus Card to Children’s Medical Center Foundation (organization #50051) and a percentage of all of your Kroger purchases will benefit Children’s.

Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program – You can link your Tom Thumb Rewards card to Children’s Medical Center Foundation (charity #3924) by visiting the courtesy booth, or find the Good Neighbor Program form online.

Amazon – Amazon donates 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Children's Medical Center Foundation. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same Amazon Prime benefits. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, select Children’s Medical Center Foundation as the charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon “remembers” your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

IMYNE– Automatically receive cash back from hundreds of online stores and earn rewards for you and Children’s Medical Center Foundation in real cash. Become a member for free and start shopping.

Kohl’s Cares – Kohl’s Department Stores sell kid-friendly cause merchandise, with 100 percent of local proceeds benefiting the Kohl’s Play Well Stay Well Program at Children’s Health.

Giving Assistant – Over 1,000 stores are available for shopping online and cash back is available for purchases. Members can designate Children's Health as their charity of choice and decide what percentage of their cash back rewards to donate.

eBay Giving Works – This program helps sellers list items on eBay to benefit nonprofit organizations such as Children's Health. Any eBay seller with an account in good standing can create an eBay Giving Works listing and designate proceeds from the sale of an item to benefit Children's Health. Additionally, buyers can search for items that are benefiting Children's to purchase and make additional donations during the checkout process. Visit givingworks.ebay.com to learn more.

These are all great opportunities to donate to Children’s Medical Center Foundation just by buying products you already purchase. Have fun shopping and supporting our cause! For more information visit the Children’s Medical Center Foundation Shop & Dine.
 
 
 
     
Art supplies for kids with cancer
 
  Team Connor Art Box Program
 
Thanks to TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation for supporting the Art Box Program in the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

The foundation’s recent check for $10,100 brings their total giving for the Art Box Program to just under $100,000, and, since 2009, well over that when research and internships are considered as well.
 
 
 
     
High five to Pie Five
 
  Pie Five
 
We would like to give a high five to Pie Five Pizza for celebrating its 5th birthday with Children’s Health by giving $20,128 to Children’s Medical Center Foundation.

Thanks to Pie Five patrons, $1 from every pizza sold between June 20 and June 24 benefited the patients at Children’s Medical Center.
 
 
     
Upcoming Events
     

Kids Play FORE Kids Golf Tournament

August 12, 2016
Kids Play FORE Kids is a fundraising golf event for kids only, produced by the PGA Northern Texas Section Junior Golf Foundation. Benefiting Children’s Medical Center Foundation, the nine-hole scramble is open to kids ages 6-19 of all golf skill levels. Teams are made up of four kids, and players can make up their own team, or they can sign up individually to be paired with kids of similar ages. The 2016 Kids Play FORE Kids fundraiser will take place at Firewheel Golf Park (Old Course), located at 600 W. Campbell Road in Garland. Register here.

 

Red Balloon Run & Ride

April 22, 2017
Save the date for next year’s Red Balloon Run & Ride on the Children’s Medical Center Plano campus. More than $700,000 was raised at the 2016 event, which was attended by more than 15,000 walkers, runners, riders and supporters. View photos from this year’s event.