In 1991, CWFI fulfilled a Wish. . . our Wish to reach more children in need of joy! We created the Hospital Enrichment Program to support the children, families, and medical team as they manage a critical illness.
Today, we partner with hospitals and hospices to elevate the inpatient experience of every child. With input from our partners, CWFI supplies toys, books, arts & crafts, personal care items and parties to distract little minds and bring comfort to those in need.
Children who face lengthy periods of hospital stays often miss out on school activities and holiday celebrations. To counter these feeling of isolation, CWFI hosts on-site, interactive events to support young patients. Our festive parties can be an important aspect of a child’s overall treatment. Bringing a child out of their hospital room and into a playroom with other children forms a natural support group based on shared experience.
Our Hospital Enrichment Program:
• Gives comfort and builds a natural support group.
• Counters feelings of isolation.
• Promotes normalization.
• Provides a therapeutic outlet.
• Allows a kid to be a kid!
“This donation will help so many families. We appreciate the assistance to provide for so many guests that stay with us during their children’s treatment.”
~L.W., Ronald McDonald House, Utah
“Thank you so much [for the pillow pets]… our kiddos are loving them.”
~ SYH, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Washington