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2023 Annual Report

A Year Filled with Extraordinary Gratitude

When a child is suffering, their entire support system feels it too. That’s why The Inn offers services, activities, and programs for patients, parents, siblings, and caregivers. We take care of the little things so families can stay focused on the big ones: keeping their sick children happy, making time for themselves, and supporting one another. In FY23, The Inn celebrated many accomplishments that positively impacted the lives of residents.

Impact & Financials

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the world’s premier biomedical research institution—and the breakthroughs that happen here are the first steps toward eradicating diseases, easing pain, and making better lives possible. None of these medical advances would be possible without the people who drive them: children, families and caregivers, clinicians, and staff—the community The Children’s Inn brings together.

Stories from The Inn

A gift to The Inn sets changes in motion.  It can provide the meal that starts an unforgettable friendship or inspire a program with the power to ease minds and lift hearts at the end of a tough day.  It can give a child a home while she participates in the trial that could save her life. None of our work could happen without the generosity of each supporter. The Inn is a testament to the power of many people working toward one common goal: helping make childhood possible today—and a cure possible tomorrow.

Benjamin's Place Like Home

A Long-Awaited Return for Benjamin

Benjamin’s Story
Taking On Giant Axonal Neuropathy

A Star Finds Hope at The Inn

Jordan’s Story
The Mayor of The Inn

Rayne Gets Comfort, Gives Warmth at The Inn

Rayne’s Story
A Passion for Sports

Travis Does More, Not Less, in Fight Against NF1

Travis’s Story

Difference Makers

Every way you support The Inn makes a difference. Over the past fiscal year, individuals, organizations, and corporate supporters contributed financially to bring comfort and precious moments of joy to the seriously ill children who find a second home at The Inn. In FY23, we were honored to have the support of 168 regularly scheduled volunteers.  

We would also like to acknowledge the many in-kind contributions made to provide children with Thoughtful Treasures in mailboxes every morning, warm hats, and other necessities that help make them feel cared for every day.

Masood Ahmed
Making connections is essential to Masood. Whenever he can talk about what The Inn does and who The Inn serves, he jumps on the opportunity.
Timaron has been volunteering through the Neurodiversity at Work department at Kennedy Krieger Institute since late 2022
Katzen Foundation
The Dr. Cyrus Katzen Foundation, Inc. has been a unique and valuable partner of The Children’s Inn at NIH for more than four years, helping The Inn create practical long-term programs while also ensuring its continued operation through the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2022-2023 Donors

The Children’s Inn is deeply grateful to the generous donors who made gifts between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our records. Please contact Peter Spring at [email protected] if you have any questions.


There are many ways to support The Children’s Inn, such as food drives and the Thoughtful Treasures mailbox program. Visit to learn more about how you can help the many children and families who call The Inn home. Thank you.