Thank You For Supporting Kennedy
Krieger Institute on #GivingTuesday!
We did it! Thanks so much—we did it! We surpassed the $12,000 goal needed to purchase the virtual reality projector for our hospital playroom, and we met the pledge match!
Your support, totaling over $15,000, will turn our hospital playroom into a field of dreams for our young patients.
Every donation is important! Help us purchase a virtual reality projector for our young patients!
#GivingTuesday – is a one-day worldwide campaign to give back. Each year, we identify one Kennedy Krieger program to be the recipient of #GivingTuesday donations.
The goal this year is to raise $12,000 to support Kennedy Krieger's Child Life Department, which provides a playroom for young inpatients that serves as a safe haven – safe from medical procedures – and as a wonderful place to in which to play and just be a kid after they’ve been admitted as inpatients.
Hospitalizations can be challenging for anyone, but especially for children. The wonderful team at Child Life helps young patients to manage stress, to cope and adjust to what might be a new disability, and helps to provide free choice in the selection of play activities. A virtual reality projector will provide hours of therapeutic play to the children we serve.
Recreation is used by Certified Child Life Specialists as a treatment to encourage a patient’s physical, cognitive, emotional and social capabilities, as well as to assist individuals in expressing independent leisure lifestyles. The virtual reality projector we hope to purchase will help augment the healing process.