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Thank You!

With your help, we were able to collect $1,600 worth of school supplies for the Pediatric School Program at OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois. These supplies will make a huge difference for kids who are hospitalized and trying to keep up in school. 

About the Pediatric School Program

The OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Pediatric School Program helps hospitalized students keep up in school while receiving treatment because being sick or injured shouldn’t hurt their educational future.

Over the past 3 years, we have served over 1,300 unique students per school year. On average, those students come from 45 counties and over 330 different schools per year. We have two full-time teachers and one part-time aide on staff.

The program is run entirely on donations, including salaries and supplies. During the school year it costs $12,500 each month to run the program.

Each student seen in the hospital is offered or has access to:

  • A book
  • A backpack of age appropriate school supplies
  • iPads, laptops and MacBooks
  • Scholastic magazines of action, art, math, science, scope and upfront
  • Power Pen activities for literacy and math
  • Digital and hard copy textbooks in multiple languages
  • Common Core texts
  • Rolling cart of art supplies

The teachers work with each student’s school to request homework and help them stay as current as possible with their classmates through bedside tutoring. They also serve students in the St. Jude Clinic, Infusion Clinic and Eating Disorders Clinic.

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