Washington Area Toyota Dealers K’s for Kids Program Supports The Children’s Inn at NIH for Seven Years Running
BETHESDA, MD – April 12, 2018 – For the seventh year in a row, the Washington Area Toyota Dealers are supporting The Children’s Inn at NIH through their K’s for Kids program. For each strikeout thrown by a Nationals pitcher this season, Washington Area Toyota Dealers will donate $44 – an amount inspired by Toyota’s top-selling RAV4 crossover SUV – to The Children’s Inn at NIH.
Last year, the Nats threw more than 1,000 strikeouts, and to date, the K’s for Kids program has raised more than $300,000 for The Inn, benefiting families with children who are participating in clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD.
“The K’s for Kids program allows us to continue providing support and lodging to families who are facing unimaginable challenges,” said CEO Jennie Lucca.
Throughout the season, courtesy of the Washington Area Toyota Dealers, Inn families are invited to several Nationals games where they meet the players, watch batting practice, and enjoy refreshments.
“Toyota and the Washington Area Toyota Dealers are proud to support The Children’s Inn at NIH. Our relationship with the Inn began seven years ago, when we felt that connecting part of our Washington Nationals partnership with the Children’s Inn made sense. What better cause is there than supporting those who come to work every day, dedicated to helping heal kids that are struggling with the most severe illnesses.” said Mark Shwetz, representing the Washington Area Toyota Dealers.
All proceeds from the K’s for Kids program will support The Inn’s mission of providing relief, support, and strength to families who pay nothing to stay at The Inn, no matter how long they need to stay.
About The Children’s Inn at NIH
The Children’s Inn at NIH is a private nonprofit with the mission to provide “a place like home” for children and their families participating in pediatric research at the Clinical Center of the world-renowned National Institutes of Health. The Inn reduces families’ burden of illness through free lodging and therapeutic and recreational activities as well as educational support to children. Since opening in 1990, more than 13,500 families from all 50 states and 94 countries have found a second home at The Inn. As a partner in discovery and care with the NIH, The Inn strives for the day when no family endures the heartbreak of a seriously ill child. For more information, visit www.childrensinn.org.
The Children’s Inn at NIH