The nonprofit Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary donated $1.2 million for Arkansas Children’s programs and services last year, the largest gift the auxiliary has given in its 50-year history.
“From the beginning the Auxiliary has been a champion for children’s healthcare in Arkansas,” ACH Auxiliary President Terry Quinn said in a news release. “Thanks to the dedication of our Auxiliary members and their passion to support the mission of Arkansas Children’s we are proud to provide this historic gift to support the work of our researchers, nurses and physicians.”
The $1.2 million dollar gift was raised through annual initiatives including the Holiday Card project, Miracle Ball, Arkansas a la Carte, Star ACHievers and Playaway Gift Shop.
The funds received by the Auxiliary are allocated to:
- Arkansas Children’s Research Institute
- The David M. Clark Center for Safe and Healthy Children
- Palliative Care Program
- Center for Good Mourning Program
- Comfort Foods Program
- Campus Master Plan and Outdoor Spaces
The ACH Auxiliary’s gift supports the operations of the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute and the David M. Clark Center for Safe and Healthy children that provides a safe place for children of abuse and neglect. The Auxiliary provides a warm meal to patient families in a private dining area of the cafeteria through the Comfort Foods Program, support to grieving families through the Center for Good Mourning Program and comfort to patients and their families through the Palliative Care program.
New this year, the ACH Auxiliary’s gift will support updating the outdoor spaces and landscaping on the campus of Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Founded in 1967, the ACH Auxiliary has more than 500 members and serves patients and families through fundraising and service projects.