Mission Children’s Hospital
We have been involved with Mission Children’s Hospital for a number of years, first working with Camp WeCanDo, then later as a volunteer on the Mission Children’s Hospital Gold Medal Advisory Council. More recently we have worked with the Maltreatment Program and Pet Therapy Dogs. We love the hospital for a number of reasons. First, they never turn a child away. Second, 100% of any donation goes directly to the program you are interested in. Third, the hospital is a market leader and incredibly innovative in the way they work abused children. Fourth, they have a unique vision to meet the needs of our regions children. Finally, their dedicated staff is second to none. We feel fortunately to work with such a group of dedicated doctors and staff, who truly care about children and their future. Furthermore, we have been inspired by the vital comprehensive medical services that Mission provides for children in western North Carolina.
Why Children Camps?
Camp WeCanDo is specifically designed for diabetic and asthmatic children who would otherwise be unable to attend a normal camp. When you see the joy on the faces of various children who learn how to deal with and embrace their various health issues, it makes your heart melt.
Why Maltreatment Programs?
As the economy tends to get worse, child abuse tends to increase. It is incredibly sad to learn how many children are abused in Western Carolina. On the other hand it’s amazing how comprehensive and well thought out the Children’s Maltreatment program is. One of the more innovative techniques for working with children is through the use of pet therapy dogs. We feel lucky to know a few of the amazing doctors and staff in this program.
The Mission website is www.missionfoundation.org
Mission Children’s Diabetes/Asthma camps: www.missionhospitals.org/body_childrens.cfm?id=574
The Mission Children’s Foundation site: www.missionhospitals.org/body_foundation.cfm?id=460
Corporate HeadquartersP.O. Box 756
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
Mountain Branch4 Highland Place
Asheville, NC 28804
Greenville Branch901 Forest Hill Circle
Greenville, NC 27858
Coastal Branch1207 Earnley Cove
Leland, NC 28451
New York Branch8305 Decoy Run
Manlius, NY 13104