Partners in Program
Artworks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation
Celebrating the creative expression of hospitalized children by holding annual art and talent shows including traveling exhibits. Check out their gallery of children's artwork at http://www.artworksfoundation.org/
Bank Street College of Education
The Child Life Master's Degree Program prepares students for careers as child life specialists in both hospital and community healthcare environments. Bank Street interns are placed each semester in The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). Visit http://www.bankstreet.edu/
Artist Paul Carluccio shares the experience of creating art with our dialysis patients each week. See his online gallery at http://www.paulcarluccio.com/
Recognizes the courage of ill children and their families by providing medals of courage for patients and family members through their course of treatment. For info visit http://www.giantkids.org/
Hospital Audiences Inc.
Hope and Inspiration through the Arts! Various performers visit the patients at their bedside for musical entertainment. Visit www.hospaud.org to learn more.
The Juilliard School
The Community Service Fellowship Program sends actors, musicians and dancers to perform everything from classical music to improv comedy theater in the playroom and at patient bedside. Visit http://www.juilliard.edu for additional information.
Musicians On Call
Musicians On Call (MOC) brings live music to the bedsides of patients at hospitals and healthcare facilities. The musician volunteers, who are escorted by trained guides, go room to room, performing one song in each for patients, their families and friends. MOC sponsors Project Playback, offering groups of patients an opportunity to create and record an original song. Visit them at http://www.musiciansoncall.org/ to find out more about how to be a volunteer musician.
Only Make Believe
This theater troupe provides live performances in the playroom on six-week cycles. They provide costumes for patients to join in the skits, and the costume trunk remains at the hospital for daily use by the patients. Find out more at http://www.onlymakebelieve.org/
The Pinwheel Project
Their mission is to enhance medical care with simple touches that create smiles that comfort. They bring around activity carts on the inpatient units to provide activities for patients and families. Also they sponsor parties and celebratory meals for families to enjoy while at CHAM. See more info at http://www.thepinwheelproject.org and become a volunteer!
Coordinates corporate volunteers to visit the hospital for events including pizza parties, window painting and arts and crafts days. They supply the materials, food and volunteers! To volunteer visit http://www.projectsunshine.org
Songs of Love
Writes personalized songs for seriously ill children. Songs of Love has an annual concert in CHAM lobby each March to celebrate Child Life Month with us where they debut three new songs for patients to a live audience. See more at www.songsoflove.org and learn how you can volunteer to be a messenger collecting song profiles!
Provides mobile entertainment units containing a DVD player and the latest Nintendo game system that roll bedside in hospitals to provide fun and distraction for pediatric patients. Hosts fun-filled parties with entertainers designed to offer hospitalized kids comfort, companionship and a welcome break from medical treatment. Sponsors trips to local events, including sports, entertainment and theme parks. Sends monthly musicians to provide bedside entertainment. Offers grant-funded support for our music and art therapy programs. Find out more about what they offer at www.starlight.org
Wildlife Conservation Society Puppet Theatre
Shows held in playroom and at patient bedside combine language development, science and theater, and offer one-on-one, hands-on learning opportunities with our instructor-performer team. Please call 212-439-6540 or visit www.wcs.org for more information.
Foundations Offering Support Services to Patients and Families:
Alex Marrow Foundation
Dedicated to providing gifts for seriously ill children to aide in their healing process while hospitalized. (no web address)
Children's Wish Foundation International Inc.
Fulfilling wishes for children with serious and life threatening illnesses. Get more information at www.childrenswish.org
The mission of Make-A-Wish International is to create hope and happiness by granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses around the world. www.makeawish.org