Care for Children Foundation makes overwhelming donation to VMH

VMH receives donation for pediatric patients ... Pictured above, left to right, front row: Abby Criswell, VMH; Callie Thorson, VMH; Terry Jones, Foundation; Peggy Wood, Foundation; Jenni Pope, Foundation; Kelsey Weymiller, VMH; Marie Loven, VMH; Cari Ahearn, VMH; Tami O’Connell, VMH; and Chuck Votsmier, VMH. Middle row: Christy Cory, Foundation; Marlene Dahlstrom, VMH; Lois Votsmier, VMH; and Michelle Mikkelsen, Foundation. Back row: David Mikkelsen, Cara Mikkelsen and Lisa Dotseth, all of the Foundation; and Jared Donahue, VMH. Submitted photo.

The Care for Children Foundation, based out of Altoona, made an incredible donation to Veterans Memorial Hospital in April for the benefit of all the pediatric patients served by the hospital. Educational toys, therapy items, art supplies, an iPad, play mats, tie blankets, and even a child recliner were all dropped off by these friends of the Foundation pictured in the accompanying photo below.

Founded by high school student James Cory in 2013, with the support of his parents, Craig and Cristy Cory, his brother, Cole, and their friends and supporters, the Care for Children Foundation is a special group of young people dedicated to providing assistance to hospitals through educational items and other goods of need. Over the past six years, this non-profit group has raised over $52,000 that has all gone straight to hospitals of all sizes all over the state.   This year alone they raised over $11,000 for the kids served by Genesis Hospital in Davenport, Story County Medical in Nevada and Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.

To learn more about this exceptional organization and to provide support for its cause go to their website at

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