Find Out About Children’s Village

Have you ever wondered what goes on at Children’s Village? Who goes there and what happens once you get inside?

You might know that Children’s Village serves children with special health care needs or maybe you know someone who takes their child there for physical therapy or to the dentist.
But maybe you want to know more…and there IS so much more to learn about!

Join us for a FREE Lunch and Learn at Children’s Village on March 27th at 12pm in the Community Room at Children’s Village.

Hosted by Friends of the Village, a volunteer group, this event happens four times per year. Subjects vary each meeting but always highlight the important services Children’s Village provides our community.

Tuesday’s Lunch and Learn will focus on the Specialty Clinics Children’s Village provides. Physicians from Seattle Children’s Hospital as well as local specialists host office hours at Children’s Village to meet with patients and their families, preventing them from having to travel to Seattle to receive care.

This vital program serves hundreds of patients and their families each year. Join us to hear a wonderful presentation from Dr. Diane Liebe, Children’s Village Medical Director and Developmental Pediatrician.
For questions, call (509) 574-3209.

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Holland

When you’re going to have a baby, it’s like planning a fabulous vacation trip – to Italy.  You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans. The Coliseum.  The Michelangelo David.  The gondolas in Venice.  You may learn some handy phrases in Italian.  It’s all very exciting.

After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives.  You pack your bags and off you go.  Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, “Welcome to Holland.”

“Holland?!?” you say. “What do you mean Holland?? I signed up for Italy!  I’m supposed to be in Italy.  All my life I’ve dreamed of going to Italy.” MORE >>

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Celebrate National Pancake Day

Celebrate National Pancake Day with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and IHOP! On Tuesday, February 28, enjoy a free short stack of famous IHOP buttermilk pancakes and make a contribution to improve the lives of children in our community. Free pancakes and helping children – it doesn’t get any better than that!

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Donor Spotlight: Memorial Home Care And Hospice Employees

Memorial Home Care and Hospice employees and volunteers surpass $75,000 goal
Thank you to the Home Health and Hospice staff and hospice volunteers who have contributed to the Cottage in the Meadow building fund. In 2008, a Home Care committee set a bold goal of $75,000. Now, four years later, they have exceeded their goal by giving over $80,000 to the Cottage campaign. Memorial employees and volunteers – making an impact! Thank you!

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Coming Full Circle

Eli enjoys SlugBug basketball with buddy and mentor Mark Day

When Amy Berkheimer’s son Eli was born with cerebral palsy, the family had no idea the journey they would embark on. While still in the NICU, a Parent to Parent volunteer from Children’s Village came up to visit with Amy, her husband and Eli and gave the family a flyer for Valley Parents, a support group for families with children who have special needs.

Read more on our Children’s Village Blog >>

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Have you heard of Charity Choice

Have you heard of Charity Choice?

Charity Choice is an online network of 250 charities where donors designate their donation to the charity of their choice at www.charitygiftcertificates.org by purchasing or redeeming gift cards!

We are pleased to announce that Children’s Village has been added to this alliance of wonderful organizations.

Charity gift cards are the perfect corporate business gift or personal gift. All charity gift cards are 100 percent tax deductible donations from the purchaser.

With the simple click of a button, anyone can give the gift that keeps on giving! Buy a gift card today at www.charitygiftcertificates.org and make a difference in the life of a child. Check out how you can impact Children’s Village today.

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Creating Connections Throughout the Valley

The Valley Parents group, a Parent to Parent support network has a new look and feel for the New Year!

Started over 15 years ago, this monthly group provides support connections and learning opportunities for parents and caregivers raising children with special needs.

In 2012, meetings will have a specific “disability focus.” For example, the January meeting, held on the 3rd, was dedicated to families raising children with Down syndrome. Genetic Counselor Kiana Siefkas joined the group for a discussion about genetics and resources for families raising children with Down syndrome. Additional groups this year will focus on Cerebral Palsy (and other physical disabilities) and general meetings which will be open, or non-diagnosis specific.

For families raising children with Autism spectrum disorder and other behavioral disorders, Parent to Parent’s monthly Autism support group continues to meet at Children’s Village.
Sharing groups are a great way for parents and caregivers to get connected, feel supported, and learn about valuable resources. Check out the Parent to Parent newsletter for upcoming events and meetings or swing by the Parent to Parent office at Children’s Village any time for a schedule.

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