Think for a moment back to your childhood. What makes for a good memory? Playdates with friends? School sporting events? Trips to the park? For most of us, our childhood joys came from the simple pleasures in life and the sweetness of the new friends we made along the way. Whatever troubles we may have faced, we at least had the freedom to run and play to help find our smiles.
For an immune compromised child, those childhood moments are not only off limits but potentially deadly. Families of these children learn early on how to protect their children from exposure to germs by limiting their activities and keeping them home.
This isolation is in addition to the treatments they endure for the illnesses wreaking havoc on their ability to fight off infection. From pediatric cancer to congenital heart defects, these children are often in the battle of their lives. And they do it without the joy of friends. Without the freedom to play.
We can change that. Lily’s Pad is a nonprofit dedicated to giving immune compromised children back a piece of their childhood. It is our mission to create an indoor playground that is cleaned to the level of a hospital clinic to provide these families with a safe and fun space to take their children while focusing on their mental and emotional health.
The most important, and most expensive piece of our project, is our air filtration system. With custom filters, humidity controls and lighting, the Lily's Pad HVAC system will be providing air quality for these families at the same level of a hospital clinic. But we need your help to raise the funds necessary to install this system!
We have applied for a $100,000 grant with A Community Thrives and we need your help to qualify!
We need to raise a minimum of $3,000 just to get in the running. Every dollar you donate gets us a step closer to installing an HVAC system and opening the doors to Lily's Pad.
Every child deserves to end their quarantine. Help build Lily's Pad and give EVERY child a safe place to play!