Celebrate and honor your loved ones this holiday season by participating in the Children’s Medical Center Foundation holiday honor card program.

Take a Minute for Children’s
November / December 2016
 
Holiday Honor Cards
     
Make a gift and send holiday cheer!

Celebrate and honor your loved ones this holiday season by participating in the Children’s Medical Center Foundation holiday honor card program. Our 2016 holiday honor card features festive artwork created by one of our patients, Lexie.

You can recognize friends and loved ones this season and cross off at least one to-do item. Sending honor cards is a special way to let clients, colleagues, teachers and neighbors, as well as family, know how much you appreciate them, all while supporting the thousands of patients and families served by Children’s.

To participate, submit your donation and list of card recipients at give.childrens.com/honorcards by Dec. 14, in order for the cards to be postmarked before Dec. 25. We suggest a minimum donation of $15 per card.
 
 
 
 
     
It’s the most wonderful parade of the year
 
  Dallas Children's Health Holiday Parade
 
Mark your calendar for Dec. 3 as one of the largest children’s parades in the country marches through the streets of downtown Dallas.

The Dallas Children’s Health Holiday Parade has been delighting crowds in December for nearly 30 years. Begun in 1988 as a gift to the citizens of Dallas, the parade is a not-to-be-missed event.

The 2016 parade will feature giant inflatable balloons, magical floats, famous characters, spirited marching bands, award-winning dance teams, a visit from Santa, and much more. Bleacher seat sales are going fast, or spectators can view the parade from many spots for free along the route. Come join the fun and help us ring in the holiday season.
 
 
 
     

A brighter future is in the cards for many children, thanks to you

 
  Holiday Cards and Stickers
 
Make a difference this season by ordering personalized holiday cards and stickers through the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center. Cards feature patient-created artwork, and this year’s selection includes both traditional greeting cards and photo cards.

Orders should be placed by Dec. 9 to ensure pre-holiday delivery. Order online or download the brochure and order form.
 
 
 
     

Tune in for Radiothon Dec. 8 and 9

 
  Christmas is for Children Radiothon
 
Be sure to listen to 98.7 KLUV and 107.5 La GRANDE Dec. 8 and 9, to hear heart-warming stories about the pediatric care provided to Children’s patients every day.

The “Christmas is for Children” Radiothon, produced and supported by CBS Radio in partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, features on-air personalities like Jody Dean, entertainment, and eager volunteers who answer your calls and are standing by to record your donations.

Last year, the English and Spanish Radiothons raised a record-breaking total of $1,003,236 for Children’s Health. Meet some of our featured patients.
 
 
 
     
Kohl's Cares gifts benefit patients at Children's
 
  Kohl's Cares
 
Holiday stuffed animals and books for kids ages 3 and up can be great for children in more ways than one.

When these $5 to $8 items are purchased from Kohl’s cause merchandise program, 100 percent of the net profits go to Kohl's Play Well Stay Well Program at Children’s Medical Center.

SEE MORE ITEMS HERE.
 
 
 
     
Embracing the spirit of giving
 
  Holiday Hugs
 
The Container Store is collecting new and unwrapped books, small toys and games, toiletries and gift cards now through Dec. 16, when their employees will gather up all the gifts collected, put them into Holiday Hug Sacks and deliver them to patients at Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

The Holiday Hugs program is an easy way to bring joy to these young patients and their families through this gesture of love from everyone associated with The Container Store.

For how to give, visit standfor.containerstore.com/holidayhugs.
 
 
Planned Giving      
Planning for the future
By inserting as little as one sentence into your will or living trust, you can create a gift that endures. We are happy to assist you and your personal advisors as you plan to complete your charitable giving for 2016.
 
 
     
Upcoming Events
     

Wolo Boutique Gives Back

November 12-19, 2016
Start your holiday shopping early at Wolo Boutique in Inwood Village, 5450 W. Lovers Lane, Suite 131. A percentage of proceeds from the sale of all of your items will benefit Children’s Medical Center Foundation. Inspired by their love of fashion, Anne Marie Daniel and Pamela Cotter have created a one-of-a-kind store.

 

Lights at Legacy Tree Lighting

November 20, 2016
Light up the holidays on Sunday evening at the Lights at Legacy Tree Lighting at the Shops at Legacy. Celebrate with family and friends as the Women’s Auxiliary hosts several holiday activities to benefit Children’s Medical Center Plano. Be sure to stop by the Auxiliary tents and purchase a fun item for the kids while enjoying the many family fun activities. From performing groups to strolling holiday entertainers to arts and crafts, there are activities for all ages to enjoy. This free event will enchant one and all! Questions? Please email treelighting@childrensauxiliary.org.

 

Breakfast with Santa

December 3, 2016
The Women's Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Dallas presents the 28th Annual Breakfast with Santa, a charity event benefiting Children’s Health. Celebrate the holiday season with your family and friends, and join us for a morning full of holiday cheer! Festivities include photographs with Santa Claus, face painting, balloon artists, character appearances, clowns, magicians and much more. Breakfast with Santa begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the historic Adolphus Hotel. The annual event is followed by the Children’s Health Holiday Parade. Sponsorships for this magical event range from $150 to $15,000. Join us as a sponsor this year and enjoy premier seating at breakfast and a remarkable view of the parade. Breakfast with Santa event tickets are $85 per person (regardless of age) and include a plated breakfast, photo with Santa, priority bleacher seating at the Parade and convenient parking close to the Adolphus. Purchase tickets.

 

Miracle on McKinnon

December 3, 2016
Come dressed in your semi-formal attire for an evening of bites, beverages and holiday fun at the 2016 Miracle on McKinnon, hosted at Marie Gabrielle’s. Benefiting Child Life at Children’s Health, your ticket includes hors d’oeuvres catered by Marie Gabrielle, premium refreshments, and pictures around the twinkling 90-foot Christmas tree and brilliantly lit gardens. All proceeds will be donated directly to Children's Medical Center Foundation. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased at www.MiracleOnMcKinnon.com.

 

Santa’s Workshop

December 4, 2016
Step into a winter wonderland with the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Plano. Santa’s Workshop, presented by Nebraska Furniture Mart, is from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Westin Stonebriar. Come enjoy holiday activities with your family, including kid-friendly crafts, sweet treats and magical fun with Santa’s elves from the North Pole. Delight in holiday entertainment and appearances by Mrs. Claus and performances from “The Nutcracker.” Make this event a holiday tradition for your family and friends alike. Tickets are $35 per adult and $25 per child (age 2 and under are free). Purchase tickets. If you have any questions, please email santasworkshop.legacy@childrensauxiliary.org.