EagleBank Foundation Sponsors Cash Donation Boxes for The Children’s Inn at NIH
BETHESDA, Maryland (December 15, 2014) EagleBank Foundation Sponsors Cash Donation Boxes for The Children’s Inn at NIH Starting this holiday season, EagleBank customers can give a gift of hope to seriously ill children and their families who are staying at The Children’s Inn at NIH. The Inn is a nonprofit “place like home” for children participating in leading-edge studies at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s premier medical research agency.
There will be cash collection boxes available in every EagleBank branch throughout the coming year, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Children’s Inn, which opened its doors in June 1990.
The Inn’s mission is to keep families together during their children’s treatments, reduce stress, and facilitate healing through the mutual support of other families facing similar situations. Although it is located on the Federal campus of the NIH, The Children’s Inn is a private, nonprofit organization, primarily sustained by donations. Families come from across the country and around the world to stay together at The Inn – free of charge – no matter how long they need to stay. The Inn gives kids a chance to be kids, takes their minds off their illness, while pushing the bounds of medical research.
“We are so grateful to our friends at EagleBank and the EagleBank Foundation for their amazing, generous support of the children and families we serve,” says Kathy L. Russell, The Inn’s Chief Executive Officer. “The new donation boxes are just one more example of the many ways EagleBank has supported The Inn over the years.”
The Children’s Inn at NIH is a residential “place like home” for up to 59 seriously ill children and their families who stay together while participating in groundbreaking medical research at the National Institutes of Health, the world’s leading biomedical research center. Families come from across the country and around the world to stay together at The Inn – free of charge – no matter how long they need to stay. The Inn gives kids a chance to be kids and aims to reduce the burdens of illness through recreational, therapeutic and educational programming.
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