Child Health Day
By America's Charities on October 1, 2019
First celebrated in 1929, Child Health Day was enacted by Congress as a day to raise awareness about the fundamental necessity for programs to protect and develop the health of the children of the United States.
In recognition of #ChildHealthDay on October 7, 2019, America's Charities is celebrating the following agents of change who we are proud to call our members. Supporting children facing life-threatening diseases, providing preventative healthcare to underserved youth, ensuring children have access to nutritious food, and more, these nonprofits are dedicated to providing a range of programs that address children's health.
One of the most cost-efficient ways you can support these nonprofits is to donate to them via payroll deduction through your employer's workplace giving program (Don't have a program? Click here to have your employer contact our team.) Click on each charity's name below to learn more about their work, and to make a donation now!
Grant Wishes and Fun Experiences to Children with Critical Illnesses:
- Give Kids The World
- Make-A-Wish Foundation of America
- Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic
- The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Give Children Medical Care, Access to Specialized Medical Services and Resources, and Fund Research for New Treatments and Cures:
- Caring for Children Foundation of Texas, Inc.
- Children's Hospital
- Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
- National Down Syndrome Congress
- National Down Syndrome Society
- The Marfan Foundation
- Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
- United Cerebral Palsy
- Montgomery Hospice
- Cancer Research for Children - CureSearch
Provide Hospital and Housing Services for Families While Their Children Seek Medical Treatment:
- Believe In Tomorrow National Children’s Foundation
- Children's House at Johns Hopkins Hospital
- The Children's Inn at NIH
- Ronald McDonald House Charities®
Ensure Children Receive Nutritious Meals and Warm Coats:
Foster the Spiritual, Mental and Physical Development of Children and Their Families:
- Boys Town
- PHILLIPS Programs
- YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
- Youth For Tomorrow - New Life Center, Inc.
- YWCA USA
Support Advocacy and Research Efforts Designed to Keep Kids Safe and Healthy: