What Your Dollars Can Do

Show your compassion to Inn families by making a contribution TODAY. Imagine what it feels like to be far from home with a seriously ill child. Your gift will make a huge difference to anxious families who need a compassionate, supportive, no-cost place to stay while their child is at the NIH receiving lifesaving treatment.

A $100 donor will

  • Connect international families with their loved ones at home through calling cards
  • Help a family afford groceries during their stay ($50 per week per family)
  • Help replace worn out toys, books, and buy new DVD movies

A $250 donor will

  • Pay for one night’s lodging at The Inn for a family.
  • Give our teens and young adults the chance to forget about their illness with new Xbox games
  • Give Inn kids the gift of play through new basketballs, soccer balls, bikes, and scooters

A $500 donor

  • Helps children at The Inn wake up with a smile by making sure every child’s mailbox is stuffed with a special present each morning
  • Give families an experience they’ll never forget by funding a trip to a Redskins or Nats game
  • Treat teens and young adults to a special night out on the town – dinner out, a movie or show
  • Feed Inn families and children dinner (50 families, one night)

A $1,000 donor

  • Will fund a family’s week-long stay at The Inn
  • Gives parents and caregivers the chance to share their worries with a professional during regular support group sessions
  • Comforts a sick child who is missing his family pet by funding our therapy dog, Zilly, and her food, training and care for three months
  • Helps parents stick to their workout routines and destress during exercise classes at The Inn led by fitness pros

A donor who gives $2,500 will:

  • Help feed hungry kids and parents at our Breakfast Bistro before their early morning appointments (for one month)
  • Bring the joy of daily summer camp to Inn kids
  • Relieve a family’s financial emergency, helping them afford unexpected expenses

A $5,000 donor will

  • House the family of a child who’s received a transplant for one of the many months they will stay at The Inn (some families stay 6 months)
  • Connect families to home and work during their visit with loaner laptops or iPads, and free internet service
  • Give teens the chance to have fun, learn new skills, and connect with one another during our teen retreat