The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s employees and many of our programs have a strong connection and commitment to the Hospital and are deeply involved in its surrounding communities. Employees care about the Hospital’s patients and their families and many display a strong humanitarian or altruistic sense, volunteering their time outside of work hours either directly for our patients or to do other work in their community.
CHOP recognizes the time that our employees give to children in our communities and we are fostering that involvement through a formal grant process, stemming from the creation of the CHOP Cares Community Fund. This fund includes money raised through the sale of CHOP specialty license plates as well as individual donations and Hospital contributions. CHOP employees may apply for funding for a project that will fulfill an identified community need. Projects must benefit children in one of the many communities served by CHOP and the CHOP Care Network.
A Community Advisory Board, comprised of civic-minded employees and engaged community members, was established to review CHOP Cares Community Fund grant applications as well as to provide advice on needs in their own communities. We are very grateful for their involvement and dedication to the children in our communities.