Honoring the Philanthropic Support of the Vicky Collins Charitable Foundation

Virginia Hospital Center dedicated the VHC Pediatrics Care Coordinators Office in recognition of the Vicky Collins Charitable Foundation for their longstanding philanthropic support of VHC Pediatrics, which has totaled $2.4 million since 2005. Each year, VHC pediatrics cares for 3,700 infants and children in Arlington County who live at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

“In some Arlington neighborhoods, children are living in severe poverty. With support from the Vicky Collins Charitable Foundation, VHC pediatrics can provide care that might not otherwise be available to this underserved population,” said Tony Burchard, President of the Virginia Hospital Center Foundation.

VHC Pediatrics Care Coordinators, now officially known as Vicky Collins Care Coordinators Office, act as a lifeline for children and their families guiding them in the process of accessing specialists, treatments, therapies, and medications that help them to live healthier lives. The Vicky Collins Foundation has directly funded Care Coordinator positions for 16 years. As a result, thousands of children with complex health conditions have been helped and their lives improved.

“Vicky cared so passionately about the children in our community. Her spirit is still around us today as we expand our reach of providing care to children who are at-risk and whose families live without a financial safety-net and the resources required to navigate the healthcare system. We are honored to support this critical community need,” said Mark Cummings, Vicky Collins Foundation Board member.

The Vicky Collins Charitable Foundation was established when Vicky passed in 2003. Since her death, the Vicky Collins Charitable Foundation has awarded nearly 2 million dollars in grants to help children with special healthcare needs in the Washington Metropolitan area.

Marking the Topping Out of the Hospital’s 1,700-space Parking Garage

Key Virginia Hospital Center Foundation partners attended an exclusive ceremony marking the latest construction milestone was just reached with the “topping out” of the 1,700-car parking garage, set to open this September.

Construction now continues on a range of upgrades to healthcare services—including a six-story outpatient center—that will enhance patient care. This milestone would not have been possible without the generosity of our community

To date, our donors have given over $25.5 Million through the Power of Community Campaign to expand, transform and upgrade healthcare services throughout the Hospital’s campus.

 

 

Make a gift to support the Hospital's expansion that will meet the healthcare needs of our community.

Front Steps Project

VHC Foundation is partnering with Sarah Goldman Photography to raise funds to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Virginia Hospital Center.

This is the perfect way to get your last minute picture for your 2020 holiday cards at a safe social distance and support our local healthcare heroes!

Portrait slots are available from now through December 16th.

To schedule your session click the button below and Sarah will contact you about details for the shoot with a good-faith understanding that you have donated to the VHC Foundation. Donations can be made using the form below.

Virginia Hospital Center Pediatrics Holiday Toy & Coat Drive

Supporting Arlington’s Uninsured and Underserved
Children and Families

TOY DRIVE

While there is no holiday party this year, Virginia Hospital Center Pediatrics (VHC Pediatrics) is still accepting new toys to support their annual Winter Holiday gift program. VHC Pediatrics patients are uninsured and underserved. This could be their only gift during the winter holiday season.  Check out our Amazon Wish List for inspiration.

Drive Dates: Now through Tuesday, December 29
The Need: New Toys (not wrapped in gift wrap) for children ages 0 through 18
Suggestions: Craft kits, puzzles, games/board games, athletic equipment, gift cards for older patients (Target, Amazon, Sephora, Dick’s Sporting Goods)
Shipping Details: Ship items directly to our toy drop-off site (address below) to save time. Please include “Attn: Toy Drive” in the shipping address.
Drop-Offs: Please schedule any in-person drop-offs with Rosemarie O’Connor (contact below)

COAT DRIVE

Drive Dates: Now through February 2021
The Need: New or gently used winter coats and other winter items (hats, gloves, scarves) for VHC Pediatrics patients (through age 18) and their parents (women & men)
Drop-Offs: Please schedule any in-person drop-offs with Rosemarie O’Connor (contact below)

CONTACT

Contact: Rosemarie O’Connor: roconnor@virginiahospitalcenter.com | 703.717.4499
Drop-Off Site: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm | Virginia Hospital Center Foundation, 1701 N. George Mason Dr. Arlington, VA 22205
All gifts are tax-deductible. Please contact us to schedule a drop-off and to ensure you receive a receipt.


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