Change 4 Children’s was founded because Children’s Hospital LA has touched the lives of many families in Southern California; ours included. We want to give back. We also want to spread the word about the amazing resources that they have available. We want our kids to have an active role in this and to encourage them to be charitable.
We have designed personalized collection jars and have also had 1000’s of plastic jars donated by McKernan Packaging. We are asking you to put your spare change inside of the jars. While it may be a few cents or a few dollars, it can really add up over time.
We hope that you will fill them up and you will want us to drop off another jar and the cycle can start again. Even better would be to drop off a couple jars so you can give them to your friends or family members who may want to participate.
Some of the initiatives that we fund include donating game carts, remote control cars to shuttle kids into surgery and we have contributed to the Innovations Lab.
This is a collaboration between the hospital, Disney, Microsoft, Oculus and other private companies to accelerate the development, incubation and implementation of digital health technologies in pediatric medicine.
An example of an install can be found at www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU_RUiXFAOc and of a “hackathon” at hitconsultant.net/2019/04/15/chla-gamifying-pediatrics-hackathon/. The Innovation Lab is working on everything from “magic mirrors” in group playrooms to virtual reality headsets and content to make blood draws easier to apps that explain what to expect from a hospital stay and are narrated by well-loved Disney characters.The goal is to find initiatives that cut across multiple departments at the hospital or clinics and which improve the in-patient and out-patient experience.