Sometimes kisses don't take the hurt away.
Parents are often called upon to administer first aid to scrapes, scratches and bruises. The final act of healing is to kiss the hurt away and send our children back into the world. Sometimes, however, the hurts are so bad, parents can't provide the healing touch.
Then, the wonderful doctors, nurses and medical staff at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of MN use every resource available to them to push back the darkness of disease, injury and illness, and provide a place for hurting children and families to seek protection, peace, and return to health.
In the midst of all the science and technology of medicine, the healers and their families provide that vital human connection to these precious children. Helping to provide that human touch of healing is where Children's Hospital Association comes in. While we can't be there to kiss the hurts away, we are there in the services and facilities we provide.
Since 1933, CHA's community of Board, Guild, volunteers and donors, have worked together to be an effective voice for children and their families. We participate in partnerships, fundraising events, and network with organizations and groups that work together in an effort to help provide a positive health care experience for all children. Please join us in our commitment of service and care for children today and generations to come.
Today CHA is comprised of approximately 500 members, all of whom are volunteers. They are dedicated to raising funds and providing programs and services to support the health and well-being of children in our community. There is a Board of Directors of about 50 members and there are 16 Guilds spread throughout the city. CHA employs one part-time office manager and one part-time communications manager.
Children's Hospital Association is proud to have over 2,200 active supporters including Board and Guild members, individuals, and corporations who contribute generously to improve the health of children in our community.
CHA is a stand-alone 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
To create substantial financial resources to ensure there are well-funded programs in our community to support the health care-related needs of children and their families.
• To provide economic assistance for the care and well-being of sick children with financial need
• To support hospital-based programs that benefit children at risk
• To support education and research programs benefiting children’s health
• To support health-related programs that contribute to the well-being of children and their families within the community
• Our grant recipients’ commitment to innovation, fiscal responsibility, and providing compassionate and high quality care to the children and families they serve.
• Opportunities to promote awareness of the difference CHA makes in the community