Levine Children's Hospital ensures excellence in children's healthcare by building partnerships with caregivers, families and the community it serves.

The partnership began long before the hospital opened its doors in 2007, when generous individuals, corporations and foundations stepped forward to help build their community hospital – a place of hope. This support continues today through volunteerism and generous contributions.

As current programs grow and receive national acclaim, new services continue to emerge. As a result, children are able to receive the highest level of care – right here in our community.

Volunteering at Levine Children's Hospital

The best gift you can give a child is simple – your time. Every year, more than 500 people contribute 18,000 volunteer hours to Levine Children's Hospital, and we couldn't do it without your support. We have several volunteer opportunities whether you can be on a regular schedule or a more flexible one. See the difference a few hours of your time can make in the life of a sick child. Find out more about volunteering.

Complete an application.

Email Levine Children's Hospital Volunteer Services or call 704-355-2105 for more information.

Teen Advisory Council at Levine Children's Hospital

Comprised of both patients and siblings, this group provides input and feedback directly to the hospital from the patient's and family's points of view. The Teen Council gives current and previous patients, and their siblings, a forum in which they can voice their thoughts, ideas and concerns to members of Levine Children's Hospital's leadership team, then work together to improve the quality of care and services provided for patients.

Members are given opportunities to develop and practice self-advocacy skills, develop individual leadership skills and contribute to the Levine Children's Hospital community.

The goals of this group are to serve as role models, survey current patients (some are current patients themselves) and offer peer support, and continue to offer valuable and constructive feedback to Levine Children's Hospital.

At this time, the Teen Advisory Council is only open to current and former patients and siblings. For more information about the Teen Advisory Council, please contact Mike Daly, or call: 704-381-7251.

Family Advisory Council at Levine Children's Hospital

The Family Advisory Council meets monthly to discuss the family perspective of experiences at Levine Children's Hospital and make recommendations to the administration for improvement. The council also develops programs and communications to help educate families and employees about family-centered care.

Council members are also family members of former patients, with first-hand knowledge of what it means to have a child in the hospital and a passion to ensure everyone has a great experience at Levine Children's Hospital.

Role of the Family Advisory Council

  • Support and strengthen communication and collaboration among patients, family members and hospital staff.
  • Provide input and feedback regarding the delivery of services for children and their families.
  • Collaborate with hospital leadership to improve the quality of care provided to us and our children.
  • Serve as a resource as requested by hospital administration on developing services, programs and new patient care areas.
  • Bring the needs of the community to the attention of hospital staff and administration.

For more information, please contact Mike Daly, or call: 704-381-7251.

Group Visit Information at Levine Children's Hospital

Is your group interested in visiting Levine Children's Hospital? Our patients and families enjoy visits from groups of family and friends. Review more information and guidelines, plus download a request form.

Donating to Levine Children's Hospital

Levine Children's Hospital is happy to accept donations for our patients and their families. We appreciate your support! We have many ways you can help our patients:

Donate Toys or Gifts

If you're not sure what to donate, we have compiled a donation wish list (PDF) of items that are always in need. Since our patients are sick, we have some guidelines for donations:

  • All items must be new. Toys cannot have been played with by other children or put out on display in your home or office.
  • If you are interested in donating hand-made items or crafts, we have some ideas and items on a wish list. When making the items, please be sure that there are no small parts that could be choking hazards.
  • For the health and safety of the patients, please be sure that all of the items and parts are new and that the people making the items have washed their hands. This helps eliminate the spread of a cold or flu.

When you are ready to donate items, please email Volunteer Services or call 704-381-3257 to schedule a time to drop off the items. It is important that you schedule a time to ensure there will be someone here to accept your donation. If you have a question about a donation, you may call 704-381-3257.

Donate Money

Every dollar you give goes to help pediatric patients and develop new treatments in the Carolinas. The difference between good and great healthcare, and often the sole reason a specialized program exists, is community support. Here are some ways you can help:

Donate to Levine Children's Hospital online 
This fund allows you to designate your gift to a specific program and to make your donation in honor or in memory of someone. You can make a one-time gift or installments over a period of time.

Donate to The Children's Fund through Carolinas HealthCare Foundation. This fund provides for a variety of options such as event sponsorships, honor gifts, grants, planning gifts or personal fund-raising pages.

Donate to the Children's Miracle Network.

Levine Children's Hospital is proudly affiliated with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, an alliance of 170 children's hospitals throughout North America. Locally, Children's Miracle Network raises more than $3 million annually and 100 percent of the proceeds benefits Levine Children's Hospital, Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital and related facilities in North and South Carolina.

How are Funds Used?

Your donations are used to purchase and support items, such as:

  • Special isolettes in our neonatal intensive care nursery
  • Heart/lung machines for children
  • Critical care beds in the Ricky Hendrick Centers for Intensive Care
  • Special adaptive wheelchairs for physical and outpatient therapy
  • Respiratory therapy equipment, such as ventilators that help children breathe
  • Neonatal Family Support Group
  • Clinical social workers
  • Child Life resources (from art supplies to supporting designated staff positions)
  • Injury prevention programs
  • Adaptive Sports Program for disabled children

To learn more about ongoing pediatric fundraising at Levine Children's Hospital, contact Carolinas HealthCare Foundation 704-355-4048.

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