Michigan, “PLAYFEST 2013”- Mother’s Day Weekend!


iHeartKids is excited to bring you, PLAYFEST“- A Michigan Family Friendly event taking place this Mother’s Day Weekend, May 11-12, 2013. We will be featuring Michigan Products, presented by our  partner: Got it Made in Michigan.

Now accepting applications for vendors and sponsorships.  Please submit information on our website at: www.michiganplayfest.com  Get involved: Email hi@iheartkids.com

FLASH! 2012

iHeartKids is excited to announce a new partnership with DMC’s Children’s Hospital of Michigan and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

Together we present: FLASH! Premiering in 2012

Event FLASH! Is a celebration benefiting The Childrens Hospital of Michigan Foundation Family Assistance Fund.

iHeartKids is very grateful for the opportunity to create something very special with the kids at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. We can’t wait to share this wonderful story with you! A big thank you to our team, Stephanie Gregory, Special Events Officer(CHMF) and Grace Serra, Art Advisor(CHM).

The Family Assistance Program:

Imagine not having enough money to purchase the necessary prescriptions for your child after being discharged from the hospital. Or imagine not being able to get home from the hospital because you don’t have bus fare. Unfortunately, these are very real problems that some parents face especially now with the holidays just around the corner.

The family assistance fund, administered by the hospital’s social work department, provides emergency support for patients and their families. Sometimes patients and their families need help to pay for parking, meals, transportation or medication, especially when a child is hospitalized unexpectedly.

These are emergency situations that are not be covered by insurance that are funded through the social work family assistance fund,” Money from the family assistance fund also helps patients and their families when regular sources of support cannot.

Examples of one-time necessities that the family assistance fund has provided for in the past, such as the building of a wheelchair ramp, the funeral of a child whose family is financially distressed, and support for families who lose their jobs due to the illness of their child.

A room air conditioner was purchased for a young patient who had skin wounds that would not heal without a special bed/mattress that generated a lot of heat. Because it was mid-summer, the heat would have been unbearable and he would not have been able to leave the hospital. The room air conditioner allowed the patient to go home to heal.

Go to: www.iHeartKids.com/flash

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For questions about getting involved, Contact: Donna Kassab/donna@iheartkids.com

Thank you for loving and supporting iHeartKids!
(Hugs), Donna & Dottie

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation supports pediatric medical education, pediatric-focused research and programs that help prevent childhood diseases and injuries. We accomplish this largely by working with experts at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan to identify initiatives that will have the greatest impact on improving the health of young people and families. Our goal is to make a significant and lasting, positive effect on children’s health – both locally and around the world.

DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan,where everything we do is just for them. Since 1886, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan has been dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to children and adolescents in a caring, efficient and family-centered environment. A proud member of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), The Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the only freestanding children’s hospital in the state.

Think, Create & Learn with our Friends!

On Wednesday we met with the wonderful Peg of Arts & Scraps in Detroit. What a KOOL place! We are so excited to be working with them!

About Arts & Scraps: Reimagine recycled industrial materials, inspiring people of all ages to think, create and learn. Arts & Scraps operates a store where you can “stuff a bag” of goodies and create different projects. They even offer fields trips and birthday parties that inspire creativity for children and adults too!

Check out Arts & Scraps at http://www.artsandscraps.org/