#Parking4Prentice – Campaign to Expand
Since the creation of Jackson Chance Foundation (JCF) the goal has been to expand The NICU Transportation Program to Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital, a 90-bed unit twice the size of Lurie Children’s. Families at both hospitals have access to the same garage and incur the same financial burden of parking.
But we cannot do it alone – we need YOUR help.
The need for The NICU Transportation Program at Prentice Women’s Hospital is growing. We receive requests weekly from families who need our support. Now we are embarking on a fundraising effort to expand. We are working hard and looking for increased, but sustainable year over year funding. We hope to grow all of our events and initiatives so that we can achieve our number one goal – to give more families time with their critically ill babies.
Here are ways you can help us achieve expansion:
- Help us win the Art Van Charity Challenge $100,000 grand prize
- Sponsor our annual fundraiser, the Ping Pong Ball on October 27, 2016
- Sponsor or join our athletic team, #TeamChance
- Make a contribution – online or by mail
- Introduce JCF to funding opportunities with foundations and corporations
About the NICU Transportation Program
Prior to Jackson Chance Foundation, families in the NICU at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago paid between $11-$15 per visit. This could cost a family upwards of $45/day or $1,000/month to see their baby before work, during lunch, and after work. Now, all families in the 44-bed unit, regardless of need, have access to a monthly parking pass from JCF and can come and go as they please with one less burden. More frequent visits enable precious parental-infant bonding by providing families the opportunity to stop by for a quick visit or stay for a full 24 hours without having to think about the price tag. We cannot wait until Prentice Women’s Hospital is apart of our program.
“The NICU Transportation Program is the most visible of all the philanthropic efforts here – the service you are providing is immeasurable.”
Aaron Hamvas, MD – Head, Division of Neonatology, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
The faces of Jackson Chance Foundation