At Koyamada International Foundation (KIF), we are excited to create an initiative to support patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with gifts made directly to the Child Life Program as part of the ongoing efforts of our program, 1000 Ways to Give. Through 1000 Ways to Give, in the past 10 years we have provided international and local individuals and families with the resources they desperately need.
Founded in 2008, KIF is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization and international organization with a mission to improve the quality of people’s life by empowering global youth and women to reach their full potential and by providing humanitarian aid to promote global peace and sustainable development.
Our desire to create this project was born out of conversations with members of a small Bible study group from a small church in Los Angeles—one of whom is a CHLA nurse and another being KIF’s co-founder, Nia Lyte—and a small group of friends wanting to complete a community outreach project in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic. We would love to brighten the lives of the children at CHLA through 1000 Ways to Give and plan to do so by raising funds and donations for all CHLA patients through the hospital’s Child Life Program.
We understand that COVID protocols require patients at the hospital to stay in their rooms at all times except when undergoing tests and only allow one parent or relative at a time to be with them. Many children are in their rooms alone as parents are fearful of transmitting the virus to them while the children are sick, and single-parent families may have other children at home that need their care. Often patients have no way to connect with their parents or loved ones while in the hospital. We have learned that the hospital has had to close all of its playrooms where children typically go to socialize, play games and just be kids.
We reached out to the Child Life staff at CHLA and asked how we could help, and they said we could help by providing technology so that the children can virtually visit friends and family at home. Additionally, Child Life requested game consoles such as Xbox One and PS4 along with games that the children can play in their rooms. The staff explained to us that technology can be healing to children in the hospital who just want something to feel normal and like home to them.
KIF and members of the study group agree that this cause is one we can do something about and are asking for your help to help the children of CHLA. KIF will collect monetary donations to purchase the requested items and will also accept in-kind donations of the actual technology.
We thank you for your consideration of helping these children and their families.
Please fill out the donation form below. After completing the form and click "Donate Now" below, you will be redirected to PayPal page to complete the payment. We are truly grateful for your generous donation!
If you prefer a check, please make it payable to "Koyamada International Foundation" with a written note "CHLA" on the check and mail the check to "Koyamada International Foundation, PO BOX 1, Burbank, CA 91503, USA". Thank you!
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