The B Fund is committed to growing a group of brave and compassionate individuals who perform acts of kindness, both big and small, to shine a light on families caring for critically ill children.
To date, our grassroots efforts have engaged 3,520 individuals in one or more of our activities, which has allowed us to raise the necessary funds to provide emotional and financial support to families caring for critically ill children.
A FEW examples to highlight include the distribution of:
10,000 parking vouchers
3,000 meal vouchers
1,800 Welcome bags for parents, which provide both comfort and useful tools.
2,534 nights of family housing/hotel stays
500 “Be Bags” for patients, which provide a welcomed distraction during their stay at the Hospital.
New “kangaroo” chairs have been placed in the NICU to allow parents the opportunity to participate in a form of developmental care vital to a pre-term babies health. Research studies show this skin-to skin contact enables a greater bonding experience with parents and as a result more calm and less stress, which positively impacts their brain and emotional development.