CAMC Women and Children's Hospital serves thousands of children in need within our own communities, many of whom cannot afford proper health care.
Seventy percent of the patients cared for at that hospital are considered underserved or at-risk. To care for the children of our region, CAMC is continually looking for new ways to support the uninsured and disadvantaged, as well as to continually provide the most technologically-advanced care available.
To meet this need, the CAMC Foundation is partnering with local convenience store chain, One Stop, to raise money for programs at Women and Children's Hospital.
From now until July 19, more than 30 One Stop locations will sell "Kids Bucks," dollar-sized paper certificates, for $1. Customers who purchase the bucks will sign them and the convenience stores will post them in the windows to showcase the support of the hospital.
"We've wanted to do a program like this for a long time," said Gail Pitchford, president of the CAMC Foundation. "Not only will this campaign help raise money for vital programs at Women and Children's Hospital, but it will also bring a greater sense of awareness to the incredible services we provide to the children in our region."
The participating stores will be identified with a poster in the store window. Cashiers will have the bucks available at the checkout counters. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to CAMC Women and Children's Hospital.
In the future, the foundation hopes to expand the program to include other local retailers.