We appreciate your support of Kapiʻolani Medical Center throughout the year. You can participate in one of many events found in the Calendar of Events, or consider supporting the hospital directly:
Kapiʻolani Family Fund
By making a monetary donation, you can help families whose child is suffering from a life-threatening illness or injury. Examples include: airfare or lodging support for families on neighbor islands, medical equipment not covered by insurance, bus passes or cab fare for families to visit their child, insurance co-payments.
With so many uses, they can significantly help a family and brighten a sick childʼs day. Gift cards help ease the financial burden that has resulted from a childʼs illness, such as transportation to and from the hospital. They can help a hospitalized child celebrate their birthday, high school graduation, or last chemotherapy treatment.
Preferred gift cards include: Tesoroʼs and other gas cards, Wal-Mart, Costco, Longʼs, Foodland, Safeway, Toys ʻRʼ Us, Borders, and airline/hotel coupons.
Your company or group can sponsor an educational, wall-mounted activity center in the Emergency Room, Critical Care units, Outpatient clinics or Imaging center. These interactive, educational centers are also colorful and fun, and make a hospital visit significantly more tolerable for kids (and parents!).
Playscapes cost from $400 to $2,000 and can include a plaque to recognize the donor.
Beads of Courage, Animal-Assisted Therapy and Art While You Wait and other programs are what make Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women & Children a special place for kids. They are not covered by insurance but rather, funded entirely by our generous donor community.
New books and coloring books, sturdy toys for toddlers, and DVD movies and video games. When a child is hospitalized, these items are a welcome relief from waiting periods and treatment. Please contact Ashley Sutherland at 983-8320 for updates on the Playroomʼs specific needs.
Birthday Gift Donation
Is your house filled with too much stuff? Instead of “No Gifts, Please” on your birthday invitation (you might disappoint family and friends who love to give gifts), consider a “Birthday Gift Donation.” Party-goers can still give a gift AND benefit sick children who are truly in need. And what better way to teach the concept of charity and joy of supporting a worthy cause?
Donations can be made (in the honored guestʼs name) to the Kapiʻolani Health Foundation by personal check or online page. Or, each guest may donate a new book, which your child can deliver to the Playroom at Kapiʻolani Medical Center.
Celebration Gift Donation
For people whose lives have been touched by Kapiʻolani Medical Center, the act of giving back to the hospital is a profoundly joyful and meaningful experience. The Celebration Gift Donation is a way to share that experience. For any special occasion in life: high school graduation, first communion or bar mitzvah, wedding or anniversary – donations may be made (in the honored guestsʼ names) to the Kapiʻolani Health Foundation, by personal check or online.
Throw a Book Party
When a child must stay overnight in the hospital, the Playroom at Kapiʻolani Medical Center is a welcome break from the long periods of waiting. A new book or coloring book can dramatically brighten that childʼs outlook. You can help by turning your next family gathering into a book party. Just ask everyone coming over to bring a new childrenʼs book or unused coloring book. At the party guests can decorate the inside cover with a Get Well message to a Kapiʻolani patient. After the party, the birthday child can deliver the books to the Playroom.
* All donations will benefit Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women & Children.