WHY CHaD MATTERS

From the routine to the remarkable, CHaD providers and staff care for EVERY child regardless of their ability or inability to pay for the services they require. Philanthropy plays a critical role in sustaining and advancing the many important programs at CHaD. Caring for children costs more than caring for adults, yet reimbursements are much lower. Over 50% of our patients are Medicaid recipients and payments for their care cover only one-half of the expense. Support from our incredible donors, sponsors, and volunteers makes caring for the children of our community possible, and all play a vital role in sustaining CHaD's operations going forward.

The CHaD Storybook Ball raises funds for many of the programs that make CHaD unique and are not reimbursed by insurance. These and other programs rely on philanthropy to provide the best, supportive care to the children and families in the communities we call home. By attending, donating, or volunteering at this year's Storybook Ball, you will support programs such as Complex Care Program, Child Life Program, Reach Out and Read, Molly's Place at the CHaD Family Center, and Injury Prevention Center.