Change Lives Around The World
The LadyAID Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is a philanthropic effort founded by the members of Lady A - Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott - to bring awareness to and generate support for the plight of children locally, nationally, and globally who cannot otherwise help themselves. The multi-level campaign will focus primarily on children's hospitals in the United States and Canada, and the overall betterment of children's lives around the world.
Organizations We Sponsor
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a freestanding hospital dedicated to serving only children, is nationally recognized as a leading provider of pediatric health care services. Experts treat and work to prevent all health issues ranging from common childhood conditions to serious, advanced diseases.
Featuring Centers of Excellence for the treatment of diabetes and congenital heart disorders, Children’s Hospital also operates the region’s only level 1 pediatric trauma unit and a neonatal intensive care unit with the highest designated level of care. In addition, Children’s Hospital is a top-level teaching and research facility. No child is denied care on basis of limited ability to pay.
For more information, please visit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital.
Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted to children.
It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 nonprofit children’s hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time.
These donations support research and training, purchase equipment and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
For more information, please visit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
In 2003 Mike Wilson’s life was changed on a short-term trip to Haiti. When he got home he couldn’t quite describe what Haiti was like to his wife and 3 sons. He simply said, “I have to go back.” Mike returned to Haiti in 2005 and again with his wife Missy in 2007. During these trips, it was clear Haiti would mean more this family than a short-term missions destination. Their call to help the people of Haiti was strengthening everyday.
In 2012 myLIFEspeaks launched in the village of Neply, Haiti, with the goal of helping children with special needs who were cast out from their families because of the influence of voodoo culture. It quickly became clear that helping children with special needs also meant empowering their parents and relatives, developing the commUNITY around them, educating their peers, and providing the care and assistance necessary.
By providing jobs for people in the Neply commUNITY so they can provide for their families, instilling an integrated quality education through LIFE Academy for both typically developing and special needs students, providing quality and affordable healthcare that is also educational, and walking alongside parents and families as they fight for their children, we are transforming a commUNITY in Haiti that is centered in and growing toward Christ.
For more information, please visit myLIFEspeaks.