On behalf of all of us here at Valley Children’s Healthcare Foundation, we wish you a Happy New Year . Thank you for your generosity throughout the past year. Your support helped many children receive a special gift in 2019 – blessings of hope, healing and the promise for a brighter future. We look forward to partnering again with you in 2020 as we make a difference in children's lives together!
Thank you to Valley Children's Healthcare Foundation Board Member Lance Mouw , and his wife Jamie , for their continued service and generosity toward Valley Children's. In December, the Mouws invested $100,000 in Valley Children's, split evenly between Valley Children's ongoing efforts to expand pediatric services in Visalia and our life-saving extracorporeal life support (ECLS) program. In addition to Lance and Jamie's gift, Lance's parents, Bud and Joyce Mouw , also made a substantial contribution to our ECLS program. We are grateful to the entire family for their leadership and steadfast support. 
A special thank you to the Journey of Hopes and Dreams Foundation , which generously supported the Pulmonology Program at Valley Children's for the eighth consecutive year. This year’s generous gift of $40,000 will help Valley Children's provide the best treatment for kids facing conditions allergies and asthma to cystic fibrosis and tuberculosis. We are grateful to Mr. Don and Mrs. Joyce Harvey , as well as Ms. Angela Baldwin , for their continued support of Valley Children's. 
Thank you to Derrel's Mini Storage for the company's incredible ongoing support to Valley Children's Hospital. For the past 34 years, for every new unit rented, Derrel's Mini Storage donates $1 to support the patients and families we serve. Their commitment to have over 50 of their Derrel's Mini Storage locations across the Central Valley participate in this campaign continues to make an impact in 2019, resulting in a $35,328 donation this year.
 
Since 1986, Derrel's Mini Storage has donated more than $1 million to Valley Children's Hospital. Thank you to Derrel's Mini Storage for their continued generosity, and to all those who rented a storage unit this year!
This year, ARCO ampm  stores from Bakersfield to Madera collected teddy bears for our patients and held a fundraising campaign to raise funds for the most immediate needs at Valley Children's. Together with their generous customers, the stores raised an incredible $34,236.61. Thank you, ARCO ampm, for your support to this year’s campaign. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of the franchise business consultants, store owners, managers and staff who helped countless children through their efforts. We are so grateful to work with such a great group to help us bring health and smiles to our patients and their families. We also thank the stores that hosted the events and the vendors who participated. Congratulations on a great campaign!
The 33 rd annual Kids Day will take place on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. More than 8,000 volunteers are expected to hit the streets that morning to sell newspapers, all to help kids at Valley Children’s Hospital. Many incredible supporters and sponsors have already committed to this year’s event. If you are interested in participating in Kids Day or would like to learn more about being a sponsor, p lease contact us at (559) 353-7100.
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