In a first of its kind corporate partnership, Children’s Hospital New Orleans receives generous support for its Kids Fund from Chick-Fil-A New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS – In January, Chick-Fil-A owner/operators from across Greater New Orleans joined Children’s Hospital New Orleans leaders to present a $50,000 donation in support of Children’s Hospital, and its vital mission to provide expert healthcare for Louisiana’s sickest and most vulnerable children.
Throughout the year ahead, Chick-fil-A New Orleans and Children’s Hospital will collaborate on several initiatives, including highlighting special patient stories, raising funds for Children’s Hospital on GiveNOLA Day, which is Tuesday, May 4, and raising awareness for the hospital’s Kids Fund.
Investing in the Kids Fund enables Children’s Hospital to provide critical care for the sickest children and babies, conduct life-saving research projects, and remain at the forefront of pediatric healthcare. Additionally, with the support of community partners like Chick-Fil-A, Children’s Hospital is able to provide expert pediatric care for every child, regardless of his or her family’s ability to pay.
“Partnering with Children’s Hospital New Orleans was a no brainer for the Chick-fil-A New Orleans market,” says Lauren Nelson, Chick-fil-A Owner/Operator, Lakeside Shopping Center. “Myself and many of the other Chick-fil-A New Orleans Operators are born and raised right here in the New Orleans area, so it’s important for us as a market to make sure we’re caring for the communities that we serve.”
“With the generosity of our supporters and community, in 2020 Children’s Hospital was able to open a new Behavioral Health Center, Cardiac ICU, Surgical Center and Imaging Center as a part of our $300 million campus transformation effort,” says John R. Nickens IV, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital New Orleans. “Chick-fil-A New Orleans has donated $50,000 to the hospital this year, and wow – this generous donation will have a lasting impact on our continued investments in pediatric healthcare. This is what being extraordinary together is all about.”