Thank you for your interest in donating to the Kiddie Cornerstone Fund at Cornerstone VNA and for helping us care for our smallest patients.
Caring for Kids
Thanks to donations, our Pediatric Nurse, Janice, has been able to give special gifts to young patients like Skye. According to Skye’s mom, “Janice surprised me one afternoon when she asked to drop by to give me something. It was $100 worth of gas cards, given from the Kiddie Cornerstone Fund at Cornerstone VNA. And that right there took care of our gas for a whole month. And we are so grateful because Boston isn’t exactly around the corner. In addition to gas cards, Janice has brought over books and little toys for the girls, also gifts from the Kiddie Cornerstone Fund. Cornerstone VNA doesn’t just take care of Skye, they take care of our whole family.”
How the Fund Supports Our Patients
- stuffed animals
- books and activity books
- coloring books and crayons
- bubbles and more
- gas cards to help with travel expenses to and from the hospital for medical appointments
- holiday gifts for families in need
We welcome local schools and businesses to get involved by helping us collect toys that can be given to our smallest patients. We hope you will consider making a donation or in-kind contribution. Contact our Advancement Department at 800-691-1133 x1203 to learn more.
Kids Helping Kids
At the age of 10, Cameron learned about the Kiddie Cornerstone Fund and wanted to find a way to help. In collaboration with his elementary school, he organized a Pajama Day for his fundraising idea. His classmates donated at least $1 to wear their Pajamas to school and he was able to raise $230. Well done, Cameron! Thanks to Cameron’s efforts, a local donor was inspired to match what was raised by the kids, which was really thoughtful. If you would like your child’s school to get involved, contact our Advancement Department at 800-691-1133 x1203 or send an email.
Community Helping Kids
Over the years, we’ve had many community members get involved in supporting the Kiddie Cornerstone Fund. Here are some great examples!
- Sarah Flynn, Independent Consultant for Usborne Books & More, has coordinated book drives to help us receive free books.
- Many of our local pediatric providers donated kid themed gift baskets for a special auction event.
- During a craft fair, several crafters organized a raffle and donated the proceeds to the Fund.
- A student from Coe-Brown Northwood Academy created coloring books for our young patients.
If you would like to get involved in supporting the Kiddie Cornerstone Fund, contact our Advancement Department at 800-691-1133 x1203 or send an email.
History of the Kiddie Cornerstone Fund
The Kiddie Cornerstone Fund was established in 2016 by Archana Bhargava, MD (pictured on the far right), Hematologist Oncologist at the Frisbie Center for Cancer Care at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NH. Dr. Bhargava, who is also a longtime Board Member at Cornerstone VNA, wanted to find a way to bring smiles to our smallest patients and their families, especially patients with chronic illnesses. Dr. Bhargava approached the Board and Staff at Cornerstone VNA to establish a special fund for pediatric patients as well as for parents with newborns and their siblings. The Kiddie Cornerstone Fund has been very successful in promoting hope and healing at home for our smallest patients. Our thanks to Dr. Bhargava for her passion and her vision to start this special fund.