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School’s Out, But Summer Giving Is In Full Swing!

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Announcing the Cooper Foundation Summer Campaigns: Operation Backpack and ChildLife Program

Building a brighter future for our community begins with nurturing the young people of today. Our 2024 summer campaigns are focused on our littlest patients and community members!

The Cooper Foundation is thrilled to announce the launch of our highly anticipated summer campaigns: Operation Back to School and the ChildLife Program. These initiatives aim to support our local children, patients and families, ensuring they have the resources and support they need. Join us as we make a meaningful impact in our community through these two vital programs.

Operation Back to School: More than just new pencils and paper.

Each year, The Cooper Foundation teams up with KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy (KCNA) to provide every student enrolled with a new backpack and school supplies to start the school year off right. The Cooper Foundation orders backpacks and supplies, geared to the teachers’ requests, and has them shipped directly to the four KCNA schools in Camden for distribution on the first day of school.

Cooper employees have been the driving force behind Operation Backpack. In the past five years, thanks to our generous employees, The Cooper Foundation has donated many thousands of brand new backpacks. Monetary donations help support The Cooper Foundation’s Operation Backpack initiative by ensuring every KCNA student scholar has the tools they need for a successful school year.

Whether you choose to organize your coworkers and collect money as a group or make an individual donation, your kindness will make an impact.

Child Life Program: Making the hospital experience a positive one

The ChildLife Program at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper consists of a dedicated team of Child Life Specialists who understand that illness and hospitalization are stressful events in the lives of children and their families. The Child Life team strives to make the hospital experience a positive one by offering psychosocial and emotional support to children and families.

The Cooper Foundation has been a steadfast supporter of the ChildLife Program by providing funding for supplies, toys, and other comfort items used daily by Child Life Specialists. These resources help create a supportive environment where children can cope with their medical experiences through play, education, and emotional support. Your donations can fund art supplies, toys, and comfort items, ensuring that Child Life Specialists can continue their vital work.

Get Involved Today!

Together, we can equip our children with the supplies they need for school and provide the enriching experiences that foster their growth and development, both in school and during hospital stays.

Let’s make this summer one of giving, support, and positive change. With your help, the Cooper Foundation’s Operation Back to School and ChildLife Program can make a lasting impact on our community’s children. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to making a difference.