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Who is Children’s Miracle Network?

Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals. Countless individuals, organizations and media partners unite with Children’s Miracle Network hospitals to help sick and injured kids in local communities. Donations to Children’s Miracle Network create miracles by funding medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of 17 million children each year.

How does Children’s Miracle Network raise funds for children’s hospitals?

To ensure children’s hospitals have the resources they need, Children’s Miracle Network’s partners conduct thousands of special events and grassroots fundraisers year-round. Corporate partners sell Miracle Balloons, radio and television stations broadcast stories of medical miracles, and college students hold Dance Marathons—just a few of the programs generating millions of dollars each year to provide the life-saving care and crucial services kids need. To learn more about how Children’s Miracle Network raises funds visit our Get Involved section.

How did Children's Miracle Network get started?

Children’s Miracle Network began as a small, televised fundraiser in a small studio in 1983. Marie Osmond and John Schneider co-founded the effort along with a small-dedicated team of 20 children’s hospitals, 20 television stations, six sponsors and a handful of national staff.

Today, Children’s Miracle Network is comprised of countless individuals, organizations and media partners who have united with Children’s Miracle Network hospitals to help sick and injured kids in local communities.

Which organizations support Children's Miracle Network?

Visit our Partners page to learn more about organizations that support Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

Donation & Involvement Information

How can I make a donation?

Please visit our Donation page to discover all the ways you can give to children’s hospitals.

How do I contact my local Children’s Miracle Network hospital?

Please visit our Hospitals section to contact your local Children’s Miracle Network hospital.

How can I volunteer or raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network?

Children’s Miracle Network has a multitude of ways you can support our cause on both a local and national scale. Please visit our Get Involved page to discover ways to get involved.

How will my donation be used?

One of Children's Miracle Network's founding commitments is to keep funds within the community in which they are generated. All donations go directly to Children’s Miracle Network affiliated hospitals. Children’s Miracle Network hospitals use funds to provide life-saving pediatric care, education and research.

 

The distribution of Children’s Miracle Network funds (average per year) at 170 affiliated children’s hospitals:

Why does my local children's hospital need my help?

Children’s Miracle Network hospitals are available 24 hours a day to help kids of every age and background overcome every imaginable disease and injury—from asthma and broken bones to cancer, heart defects, pediatric AIDS, muscular dystrophy and serious injuries. These children’s hospitals are also on the front lines of preventing disease and injury through research, education and outreach programs that keep millions of kids out of the hospital each year.

And the need for funding is truly great. This year alone Children's Miracle Network hospitals will provide care worth billions, yet these children’s hospitals depend on community support to help fund their vital services.

How does a hospital become associated with the Children's Miracle Network?

Please contact Children’s Miracle Network to learn more about becoming an affiliate hospital.

How can my organization become a sponsor of Children's Miracle Network?

Please visit our Get Involved section to find out how your organization can get involved with Children’s Miracle Network on either a national or local level.

How can I cancel my donation?

Children’s Miracle Network receives donations on both the national and local level. To cancel your donation click here to send us an email or call us at 801.278.8900.

How do I change my credit card to continue my donation?

Children’s Miracle Network receives donations on both the national and local level. To help us change your credit card information click here to send us an email or call us at 801.278.8900.

How are funds distributed?

One of Children's Miracle Network's founding commitments is to keep all funds within the community in which they are generated.  All donations go directly to the Children’s Miracle Network hospital in the area where the funds are raised. That hospital can use those funds to provide life-saving care, purchase equipment, organize educational programs, and provide other pediatric services.

For every donation made online, the donor's postal zip code is entered into our database to locate the Children's Miracle Network hospital nearest the donor.  The donation is then sent to that hospital and that hospital acknowledges the donation with a tax receipt.  In order to be affiliated with Children's Miracle Network, each hospital must have a full-time Children's Miracle Network director who ensures that all funds and programs are administered correctly.

Children’s Miracle Network’s operational expenses are met by underwriting from national sponsors such as Walmart, RE/MAX, Foresters and various others.


 

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