Rady Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego received a total of $65,000 in grants to help families of hospitalized children with transportation and other necessities, hospital officials announced Wednesday.
The funds from the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation and the Farrell Family Foundation will go toward assisting low-income families of children’s hospital patients with an extended stay away from home, officials said.
“The Ronald McDonald House and Rady Children’s each do vital work to promote health and healing for sick and injured children,” Farrell Family Foundation Trustee Mick Farrell said. “These organizations have found that they can have an even greater impact for children by working together to address barriers to care.”
Hospital officials said the grants could be used to provide travel vouchers, car seats or bereavement assistance for relatives of Rady Children’s Hospital patients, and for providing meals at the Ronald McDonald House, which serves as a “home away from home” for patients’ family members.
“Nonprofit organizations are often in competition with each other for attention and philanthropic dollars. I hope our joint grants will inspire giving in support of similar partnerships between independent nonprofit organizations,” said Executive Director Doug Dawson of the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation. “The partnership between Rady Children’s and the Ronald McDonald House is an excellent model for what can happen when organizations coordinate their efforts to address pressing community needs.”
—City News Service
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