Volunteers give so much to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

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Kim is all smiles at a Packer pride party with Miranda, one of our volunteers.

At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, we recognize the time and talents of our volunteers as gifts. Our entire staff appreciates that each volunteer contributes something special to our organization and the well-being of our patients.

In celebration of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, I encourage you to watch the following video and meet just a few of the many great volunteers helping our patients. …Continue reading →

Video: Winter Carnival at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin creates cool memories for kids

It’s officially winter and what better way to kick off the season than with a winter carnival! Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s first-ever Winter Carnival gave our patients and their families a cool experience despite being in the hospital during the holidays. Our lobby was magically transformed into a winter wonderland, where families got to experience the spirit of the holidays.

Watch the following video to see how winter-themed …Continue reading this post

Kick back with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Wave

Every month, I’m reminded how lucky we are at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to have great partners in our community. The Milwaukee Wave soccer players play bingo and other games with our patients. It’s something our patients really look forward to, and it’s amazing to me how comfortable these players are just hanging out with the kids.Milwaukee Wave

Now you too have an opportunity to make a difference for the kids at Children’s Hospital. Right now you can buy tickets to the Milwaukee Wave game on Friday, Dec. 16 at …Continue reading this post

Child Life team picks the 25 best toys of 2011

The Child Life team at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin provides a supportive environment that allows children and adolescents to cope with their hospital stays. It can be stressful. That’s why play is an important aspect. Play provides a sense of familiarity and helps normalize their experience.

Despite electronic advances and having less social face-to-face time, children are still fascinated by bright colors, silly games and using their imagination. That’s why it’s our pleasure to present our team’s Top 25 Best Toys of 2011. …Continue reading this post

The top 3 reasons you should volunteer at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s monthly volunteer orientation, we ask everyone what brought them to us. Their answers will touch your heart, make you proud and strengthen your spirit of humanity. Who couldn’t use a little dose of that right now?

Here, our volunteers tell us why they have chosen to share their …Continue reading this post

5 ways to show your child love

While glitter and talking cards shout out “I love you” to a child, simple acts each day provide a chance for parents to show their love. Here are five easy ways you can show your children you love them.

Stop and listen. With so many activities taking up our time and energy, sometimes pausing and listening is the best way to show your love. Ask your children what they want to be when they grow up or what the school cafeteria served for lunch. Whatever you …Continue reading →

Resolve to volunteer in the new year

Two days and counting until 2010. Chances are, you’ve already made your New Year’s resolutions to exercise more, learn something new or spend more time with your family. This year, I challenge you to consider adding one more resolution to your list: volunteering at Children’s Hospital.

Allow me to invite you to take a peek at the value of sharing your talents with some of the kids who have no other choice but to spend time here:

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Volunteering and the economy

National Volunteer Week runs through Saturday, April 25. We thank our volunteers for their hard work and commitment throughout the year!

Across the country, nonprofits have seen the number of volunteer applications increase due to the current economy. With the unemployment rate in Wisconsin rising to 9.4 percent this month, many people are volunteering to share their skills and talents. A recent survey conducted by the Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee and the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee found that 32 percent of area organizations are receiving more volunteers who are out of work.

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