There are many ways to support Children's. One way is to sponsor one of our annual events...
2014, TBA: Change Bandits are volunteers who support Children's Hospital by asking for donations from their co-workers, family and friends for the weeks leading up to the annual KISS Country for Kids Radiothon. Click here to sign up today to be a Change Bandit! For more information on Change Bandits, click here or contact the Foundation at 559.353.7100. And remember, every penny counts!
Color the Skies
August, 2014: Rise. Shine. Give. Hot air balloons fill the air around Modesto and Ripon during the Color the Skies Balloon Festival on Labor Day weekend, featuring activities and performances for families and 1 mile and 5K runs. Jessica Coleman, a former Foundation Board Member, founded the event in 2006 as a way for her and her husband Greg Coleman, former Children's Board of Trustees Chair, to raise awareness and financial support for Children's Hospital. Learn more by calling Peggy at 559.353.7108.
The Guilds of Children's Hospital Central California
The Guilds hold over 20 events a year in support of Children's Hospital, and invite you to join them by sponsoring an event. By sponsoring a Guild event today, you are helping to give a voice to the voiceless by supporting a $5 million pledge towards The Guilds Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Endowment. Contact Teresa at 559.353.7145 or learn more here»
March 2015: The 28th annual Kids Day, sponsored by The Fresno Bee and ABC 30, date for 2015 will be announced. As one of the largest fundraising events in the Central Valley, Kids Day hosts over 5,000 volunteers from 20 communities, all selling the special Kids Day edition of The Fresno Bee. Donate and volunteer to sell papers!
KISS Country for Kids Radiothon
September 4, 5 and 6: KISS Country, 93.7 FM holds their annual Radiothon to benefit the children and families served at Children's Hospital. Listeners are encouraged to call in donations and make a personal financial pledge. In 2012, Radiothon and Change Bandits raised more than $206,000. For more information on the 2013 KISS Country for Kids Radiothon, please contact the Foundation at 559.353.7100.
April/May 2014: Happy Hearts began in 2003, in loving memory of Heather Nugent, who was tragically killed in a car accident two days before her 18th birthday. The last days of her life were spent in the PICU at Children’s. As a memorial, and in appreciation of the care she received, the Nugent family decided to give back. Heather's father declared April as Children’s Hospital month at his three grocery stores – Best Buy Markets in Hanford, Visalia and Lemoore. During this time, customers donate $1 to purchase an icon and have their names displayed on the store.
Friday, September 12, 2014: Proud supporters of Children's Hospital will gather for the Central Valley’s premiere black tie gala, the annual Harvest Ball. Please consider sponsoring a patient story or advertisement in the 2014 Story Album, which will debut at Harvest Ball. Contact the Foundation to inquire about sponsorship opportunities (559.353.7100 or email). Thank you to all who have made our past Harvest Ball a wonderful success for the children we serve!