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Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
How can I help Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals?
Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion dollars, mostly a $1 at a time. Our various fundraising partners and programs support our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Here are ways you can help: Donate. There are plenty of ways to donate to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Options include everything from online donations to donating your SkyMiles.
- Online Credit Card
- By Check. Write your check out to CMN Hospitals and put ATTN: if there is a specific hospital, corporate partner or fundraising program you'd like the check attributed to. To find your local CMN Hospital click here. Mail checks to CMN Hospitals 205 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
- Miracle Balloon Icon. Check our Facebook page for up-to-date opportunites to purchase a Miracle Balloon at our various corporate partners.
- Give your Delta SkyMiles.
- Email email@example.com with Subject line: SkyWish Donation: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
- Planned/Estate Giving.
How are funds distributed?
We take pride in keeping funds within the community in which they are raised. We give donations to local hospitals. They know where the need is greatest and decide how that money is best spent. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment and pay for uncompensated care. When a donation is made online, the donor's postal zip code is entered into our database to locate the Children's Miracle Network Hospital in the donor’s community. The donation is sent to that hospital and that hospital acknowledges the donation with a tax receipt. In order to be affiliated with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, each hospital must have a full-time Children's Miracle Network Hospitals’ program director who ensures that all funds and programs are administered correctly.
How is my donation used?
Donations given stay local and go to support the needs of our 170 member children’s hospitals where they are needed most. These unrestricted donations are often used to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medial equipment and charitable care. Donations help support our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
Why does my local children’s hospital need my support?
Our member children’s hospitals are available 24 hours a day to help kids of every age and background overcome every injury and illness imaginable. These children’s hospitals are also on the front lines of preventing disease and injury through research, education and outreach programs that keep millions of kids out of the hospital each year. This year, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ members will provide $3.4 billion in charity care alone.
What is Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals?
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
How did you get started?
We began as a televised fundraiser in a small studio in 1983. Marie Osmond, John Schneider, Mick Shannon and Joseph G. Lake co-founded Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals along with a small, dedicated team of 20 children’s hospitals, 20 television stations, six sponsors and a handful of national staff. We give donations to local children’s hospitals. They know where the need is greatest and decide how that money is best spent. Our sponsors conduct fundraisers and sell Miracle Balloons, our radio and television stations broadcast stories of medical miracles, and college students hold Dance Marathons—just a few of the ways we generate millions of dollars each year to help kids in need. Today, we are 170 children’s hospitals, countless individuals, organizations and media partners with a common goal—to help sick and injured kids in local communities. We touch the lives of more kids and their families than any other children’s charity. For more about us, click here.
How can we help Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals?
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals rely on the support of corporate sponsors to fund life-saving care, education and research. A variety of fundraising opportunities are available for organizations looking for a cohesive national program with a local impact. Learn more about becoming a partner here.
Who supports Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals?
We've raised more than $5 billion dollars for 170 children's hospitals across the U.S. and Canada since 1983. Visit our partners page to see what companies have helped us meet this benchmark.