What We Do

Fundraise – Serve – Educate

Fundraise

Each year, we work closely with the doctors, nurses, and staff to provide them with the tools they need to support critically ill children both physically and emotionally. Your support has enabled us to accomplish so many wonderful things including:

  • Raising over $250,000 to support The Children’s Hospital at Memorial in the past five years.
  • Collecting over 2,000 toys, gift cards, books, DVDs, coloring books and crayons from our members and through partnerships with other local organizations and schools in the past five years.
  • Building and stocking the Toy Lending Library for Exceptional Children, that provides developmental toys for children to check-out and use during therapy.
  • Purchasing flat screen TVs and DVD players for all patient rooms in The Children’s Hospital.
  • Donating over $60,000for the renovation of three patient rooms in the new Pediatric Wing of The Children’s Hospital.
  • Purchasing five portable gaming systems for the patient rooms.
  • Sponsoring the Patient Memorial Service at Memorial University Medical Center.

Serve

We have many wonderful volunteers that have helped the Next Generation to:

  • Deliver approximately 120 Birthday and “End of Chemotherapy” celebrations to pediatric patients.
  • Decorate the three pediatric halls for every season and holiday.
  • Provide the Children’s floor with glass case bulletin boards that hold artwork from local schools.
  • Stock the Parents Pantry with food, snacks, and drinks on a bi-monthly basis.
  • Provide meals to families at the Ronald McDonald House on the last Thursday of every month.
  • Deliver toys and meals every Christmas to patients and their families in the hospital.

Educate

Did you know that the Next Generation…

  • Partnered with SAFE KIDS Savannah to promote bicycle, water, and car seat safety.
  • Has hosted educational social events for parents in our community.
  • Maintains educational content on our website and publishes pediatric health related information in our newsletter and on our FaceBook page.
  • Sponsors the Community Outreach Program through Education and Support (COPES) for Kids program, an innovative community resource designed to increase young children’s awareness of their health and to reduce common fears associated with a trip to the doctor or hospital. Through this program, a week-long health curriculum is available for free to Georgia lottery-funded pre-kindergarten classrooms located in Chatham County.