LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release)(KARK) – (5/15/19) Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) Auxiliary donated a historic $1.54 million to support ACH programs. This is the largest gift made in the 52-year history of the ACH Auxiliary.
“With more than 500 members strong, the ACH Auxiliary accepted the challenge of adding a new event to our annual calendar and reaching a historic level of philanthropy in support of Arkansas Children’s Hospital,” said Lindsey Gray, president of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary. “Thanks to the dedication of our Auxiliary members and their passion for advocating and advancing child health in Arkansas, I’m honored to celebrate surpassing our fundraising goal.”
The $1.54 million gift was raised through annual initiatives including the Holiday Card Project, Miracle Ball, Á la Carte, ACHievers, Playaway Gift Shop and Race for a Healthier Tomorrow. Since 2011, the ACH Auxiliary has raised $1 million or more annually.
The funds received by the ACH Auxiliary support:
– Arkansas Children’s Research Institute
– Comfort Foods Program
– Palliative Care Program
– Center for Good Mourning
– Patient Experience
Specifically the funds support the operations of the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute; provide a warm meal to patient families in a private dining area of the cafeteria through the Comfort Foods Program; support grieving families through the Center for Good Mourning Program; provide comfort to patients and their families through the Palliative Care program; and will support initiatives to improve the patient experience, enhancing interior and exterior spaces through discovery and delight.
With nearly 550 members, the ACH Auxiliary has championed children for 52 years in the pursuit of a healthier tomorrow for children of Arkansas and beyond. If you would like more information about the ACH Auxiliary or would like to become a member, please visit archildrens.org/auxiliary.