Philanthropy: Tips for Teachers
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American Family Children’s Hospital
600 Highland Ave.,
Mail Code 9920
Mail Code 9920
Madison, WI 53792
- Develop leadership and organizational skills in your students.
- Encourage school spirit, teamwork and positive relations between students, parents, faculty and your community.
- Build self-esteem and the knowledge that students can make a positive impact on their community.
- Give your school a positive image in the community.
- Help save lives and enhance quality of life for American Family Children's patients and their families.
What is Philanthropy?
The act of donating money, goods, time, or effort to support a charitable cause, usually over an extended period of time and in regard to a defined objective. In a more fundamental sense, philanthropy may encompass any altruistic activity which is intended to promote good or improve human quality of life.
Youth Philanthropy at American Family Children's Hospital
Open in 2007, American Family Children's would not exist without the hundreds of philanthropists, young and old, who shared their money, goods and time with us.
American Family Children's Hospital's Kids Helping Kids program provides philanthropic opportunities for kids, tweens and teens interested in helping patients and families. Started in 2004 in response to growing interest from local teachers and students to help patients, Kids Helping Kids continues to be inspired by generous gifts from kids, tweens and teens throughout Wisconsin. Time and again, young people have organized events - from change challenges to basketball tournaments - to raise money for American Family Children's Hospital.
Who We Help
Kids Helping Kids hopes to provide an opportunity for kids, tweens and teens to positively impact families here in our community. Many children in our community know someone or have been themselves treated at American Family Children's Hospital. Their fundraising efforts may directly affect someone they know.
A great way to explain why your fundraising effort is so important is to remind your students they will be helping sick kids feel better. By doing a change challenge or dance-a-thon, they are enhancing quality of life for our patients and families. Fundraising supports a variety of programs and services at American Family Children's Hospital, including: Tyler's Place, Positive Image Center and the Child Life program. Your efforts also support research and provide families with housing, meals, transportation and emergency assistance.