BIRMINGHAM, AL--Children’s Harbor is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 grant from the Hill Crest Foundation. The grant will go towards improving services at both locations, the Lake Martin campus and Family Center at Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children.
The Family Center was established and opened in 2001. After 15 years of service, the renovation of the entrance has been identified as a factor that will help increase visibility of the center to serve more patients and families, raise awareness of our presence within the hospital, as well as enhance the access to those with disabilities. Many patients and their families will directly benefit from this renovation project.
The grant will also be used for improvements at our lake campus to add additional wheelchair accessible sidewalks and repair damaged sidewalks throughout the campus. Each year, Children’s Harbor provides facility grants for dozens of partnering organizations that serve long-term seriously ill children and their families. More than 4,500 campers with illnesses including cancer, spina bifida, autism, severe burns and organ transplants attend camp every year. Their camp experience will truly be enhanced through the two projects the Hill Crest Foundation is funding.
“With the support and generosity of the Hill Crest Foundation, Children’s Harbor will continue to be a harbor of comfort for thousands of seriously ill children and their families. This gift exemplifies the foundation’s generosity as well as its commitment to Children’s Harbor‘s progress and to improving quality of life in the community”, said Myrle Grate, Children’s Harbor Chief Executive Officer.