The Summer Youth Academy at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is available for students 16 and 17 years old. The Academy runs from June 21 through July 30 with participants working an average of two 4-hour shifts a week. While participating in the program, students are placed in a variety of departments within the hospital to assist staff. for more information on the program.
“Our goal is to help make a child’s hospital experience positive – not scary,” says Shanda Pierce, who owns and operates 21 Spirit Halloween stores in Northern California. “The hospital therapeutic recreation and child life program provides opportunities for play and self-expression that help children be kids even when they are hospitalized, and we are proud to help support those opportunities.”
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On Saturday, April 28, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California rolled out the red carpet to welcome patients and their guests to its second annual hospital prom. Billed as A Night to Remember, the event began with hair and make-up appointments in the early afternoon followed by limousine rides and a dance in the hospital auditorium. The spectacular event was punctuated by cheers, tears and memories to last a lifetime.
Big Day of Giving was a big day for the region, raising almost $11,700,000 for 615 charities from 64,201 donations. We are thankful to the Sacramento Region Community Foundation for hosting this regional fundraising event and for the ability to participate.
We are especially grateful to the individual men and women whose collective generosity made the 2020 Big Day of Giving our biggest yet – raising a total of $71,364 for our pediatric specialty programs.
This year, in response to the statewide precautions surrounding large social gatherings or events, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is hosting our annual Walk for LOVE as a WALK FROM HOME virtual event. Patients, families and the community are invited to participate anywhere they walk or run – and all day, any time. Open to everyone. Registration fees associated with the event help us to provide life-changing care to kids that has been a hallmark of pediatric specialty care in Northern California for almost 100 years.