Getting Involved with CHaD
CHaD Family Advisory Board
The CHaD Family Advisory Board is made up of parents and CHaD leadership. The board promotes patient and family centered care and strengthens communication among families, CHaD and the communities we serve. You can help the board by making suggestions to improve care or work on special projects. Please call 603-653-1488 or email CHaDFAB@blitz.hitchcock.org.
CHaD Community Relations
- CHaD Fundraising: CHaD hosts special events and projects throughout the year, which help us fundraise to support the services we offer. Philanthropy is critical to our success. We welcome your participation as a donor or in our fun-filled events such as ski events, golf tournaments, half marathons, read-a-thons, walks and more. A complete schedule and listing of opportunities for the year is available by calling (603) 650-3431. Please visit our events section for the most up-to-date listing or to donate online.
- CHaD Ambassadors: We are looking for patients and families who are interested in being our spokespersons and ambassadors in the community and in sharing their stories in order to inspire others to support our children's hospital. Our ambassadors may be asked to attend or speak at events; to be interviewed for a CHaD Matters, news or other web story; or to have their photo taken for use on brochures or public materials. If you are interested in this role, please talk with your child life specialist or contact us at (603) 650-3437.
- CHaD Mailing list: If you would like to be on our mailing list and get our newsletter, please call us at (603) 650-3431 or email us at Chad.Community.Relations@Hitchcock.org.
Volunteering for the Pediatric & Adolescent Inpatient Unit
- Weekly Volunteer Assignment: Individuals can commit to a weekly volunteer slot to provide Camp CHaD Activities to support the developmental and diversion needs of our patients.
- Monthly Activities: A small group could schedule a monthly time to come and provide a Camp CHaD activity. The group would be responsible for planning, providing supplies, and facilitating the activity. The child life team would be available for activity ideas, developmental guidance, and other general support.
- Quarterly Collections: Small themed collections could be done on a regular basis. Some theme ideas would be character band-aids, things that help children to breathe deeply (bubbles, pinwheels, kazoos), items for infants, board games, music, DVDs.
- Holiday or Season Adoption: A holiday or season could be selected, and the group could help us to celebrate the event. This would include providing and hanging decorations, arts and crafts, and a party related to the event.