Niagara Cares, the philanthropic arm of Niagara Bottling, awarded a $100,000 grant to Grady Health Foundation to support needed upgrades to pediatric resources within the Grady Hospital burn center. The award is also through Starlight Children’s Foundation.
“We are grateful to both Starlight Children’s Foundation and Niagara Cares for this generous donation, which will allow us to make improvements to Grady’s burn center that will create an enhanced treatment experience for young burn victims,” said Renay Blumenthal, president of the Grady Health Foundation in a press release. “Thirty percent of the patients seen by Grady’s burn center, one of only two verified centers in the state, are children. The grant will allow the hospital to expand the pediatric outpatient burn clinic and renovate pediatric hydrotherapy treatment equipment.”
In addition to Niagara’s donation, the company’s team members helped assemble care packages at their Newnan bottling facility for the families of patients. The care packages included Niagara water, snacks and handwritten notes.
“We are pleased to provide this donation to the Grady Health Foundation to help them continue their mission of providing the best care possible to all individuals in need of medical attention,” said Kristen Venick, director of Niagara Cares in a press release. “We are also grateful for the opportunity to partner with the hospital and participate in a volunteer initiative we hope will let the families of patients know that we care.”
“When a child is injured by critical or life-threatening burns, the experience is often traumatic for the child and profoundly upsetting for the entire family,” said Amy Stillion, senior director of impact & philanthropy at Starlight Children’s Foundation. “Our mission is to brighten the lives of seriously ill children, and we are so pleased to partner with Niagara Cares in providing Grady with enhancements that will improve their already exceptional care for kids and families.”