Cincinnati Children’s is fortunate to have scores of dedicated supporters in our community and around the world. We are forever grateful for their ongoing support and contributions. Some supporters belong to formal fundraising auxiliaries that have provided hope and healing to our patients for more than 100 years. Please read on to learn more about the auxiliaries and how they contribute to the good things happening at Cincinnati Children’s:
Kindervelt is the largest fundraising auxiliary of Cincinnati Children’s. It includes members from neighborhoods throughout Greater Cincinnati united by a city-wide board. Kindervelt chooses one area of the medical center to receive its support for four years. Currently, it supports the Neurodevelopmental Education & Learning Center in the Heart Institute. Funds are raised through many fundraisers throughout the year, including its largest project, the Kinderklaus Markt, a craft show held each November.
The Junior Co-Operative Society is committed to helping Cincinnati Children’s by operating the Gift Shops at the Base and Liberty locations. All proceeds from the Gift Shop are donated to Cincinnati Children’s. Volunteers staff both shops and commit to two days of volunteering per month, including at least three weekend shifts per year. Gift Shop volunteers are able to spend time at the hospital with patients and their family and friends by providing help checking out, searching for gifts and answering customer questions.
The Association of Volunteers was formed to provide “tender loving care” to pediatric patients at the Convalescent Hospital for Children. Today the Association of Volunteers is an affiliate of Cincinnati Children’s and provides care for children with long-term conditions. The Association of Volunteers remains steadfast in their mission to provide funds for innovative programs, research and equipment to improve the quality of care given to patients with chronic conditions. The group raises funds through the Cincinnati Arts & Antiques Festival, one of the finest art and antique shows in the country.
The Cooperative Society is the most long-standing of all auxiliaries at Cincinnati Children’s. For 127 years they have supported a number of different programs within the medical center, including the Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children. Members give generously of their time and operate an on-site sewing room where dedicated stitchers create children’s clothing, blankets and quilts, toys, soft helmets and teaching tools. Members also brighten the medical center by decorating lobbies and public spaces for the holidays.
If you are interested in learning more about any of these auxiliaries, contact Keith Henize, Director of Auxiliary Relations at 636-0293 or email@example.com.