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Giving Hearts Day

Supporting Caring for Kids

The Caring for Kids fund is available to financially eligible families with children being treated for chronic conditions at Altru. The fund provides help with travel costs through gas cards and lodging accommodations when needed for an overnight stay. 

During the holidays a family learned that their five year old daughter, Emma, would need to travel to Mayo Hospital for a major surgery. While her mother was at home packing, the Caring for Kids staff worked with her father to fill out paperwork for the program. When Emma’s mother arrived back at the hospital gas gift cards and a hotel confirmation were given to her and the program was explained. With tears in her eyes she exclaimed, “Thank you so much!” The program made a huge impact on how this family spent their holiday away from home. 

"Altru's Caring for Kids program has been a huge blessing to our family. The generosity of the donors is incredible and impacts our lives more than they probably realize. The appointments we travel for medical care can be stressful emotionally and financially, and the financial help we receive for gas and hotel expenses helps relieve some of that stress. We sincerely thank you for making this program possible!” 

Altru Health Foundation will participate in Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour online fund raising event on February 9. Donations of $10 or more made to Altru Health Foundation at on this day will be matched up to $7,000, courtesy of Altru Alliance, C & R Cleaners & Laundry – Don and Patricia Larsen, Dakota Medical Foundation, McDonald's - Mike and Cindy O'Keefe, Yvonne B. Nelson. All proceeds raised will benefit Altru’s Caring for Kids.