Pediatric Patients at WMC benefit from Care for Children Foundation

Released: 10/04/17

Care for Children Foundation (Altoona, Iowa) has delivered a gift of therapy items and educational toys for pediatric patients at Winneshiek Medical Center. Pictured from left: WMC’s Holly Kanengieter, Jeni Vobr, Deb Tekippe, Jackie Becker, Miranda Hayek, Rachel Jordan; and Care for Children’s Jennifer Pope, Christy Cory and Lisa (Mikkelsen) Dotseth.

Care for Children Foundation (Altoona, Iowa) has delivered a gift of therapy items and educational toys for pediatric patients at Winneshiek Medical Center. The gift, valued at over $2600, was based off a wish list from WMC nurses and therapists, and included specific items like speech aids, an iPad, sensory toys, books, and more.

Care for Children Foundation was started the summer of 2013 by James Cory, who at the time, was 15 years old and looking for a way to help others. Cory, with the support of his family, decided to provide assistance to hospitals through educational items and other goods of need. The Cory family and supporters have continued to fund raise each year (mostly though an annual golf outing), and use proceeds to purchase items for Iowa hospitals. They started giving to hospitals in the Des Moines area, and once they saw how much it was growing, decided to provide to smaller community hospitals state-wide. Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah is the twelfth hospital in Iowa to receive a gift.

Holly Kanengieter, WMC Foundation Coordinator, says, “The family was very thoughtful in choosing items we needed for pediatric patient care and comfort. We were overwhelmed by their generosity and the passion they have for their foundation’s mission. The gifts will bring joy and excitement to many who visiting or receive care at WMC.”

To learn more about Care for Children Foundation, visit their website at http://careforchildrenfoundation.org/. For more information on how you can partner with the WMC Foundation and impact patient care at Winneshiek Medical Center, visit www.winmedical.org/giving or call the Foundation Office at 563-387-3129.

Return to Press Room