Benefiting Children’s Hospitals
Log A Load For Kids® is a nationwide giving campaign through which loggers and other forest industry people contribute the value of a load of logs, or any amount, to local Children’s Miracle Network affiliated hospitals and organize related fundraising events. One hundred percent of all contributions go to local CMN hospitals – overhead expenses are contributed separately by sponsoring associations, the Children’s Miracle Network, and corporate and private underwriting. There are currently Log A Load campaigns in 30 states.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q What is the Children’s Miracle Network?
A Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Children’s Miracle Network is the dominant organization actively providing better health care to kids through its 170 associated hospitals, raising funds through corporate sponsors, national associations and community businesses. CMN-affiliated hospitals treat 14 million children across North America each year. Each year, fundraising efforts culminate in a nationally broadcast 21-hour television special, “CMN Champions,” from Walt Disney World the weekend following Memorial Day, in which sports figures and other celebrities participate. To reach CMN’s corporate office, call (801) 278-8900, or check out www.cmn.org.
Q Who runs Log A Load For Kids®?
A State logging or forestry associations coordinate Log A Load For Kids® fundraising at the state level. Each association helps loggers and foresters organize fundraising events, coordinate the logistics of contributing, and publicize the program statewide. Representatives of some of these associations meet once a year as the Log A Load For Kids® National Advisory Group to set goals and undertake national level planning.
The timber industry in Washington State has been involved with Log A Load For Kids® since 1996. For additional information, contact:
Wash. Contract Loggers Association, Inc.
Attn. Tami Au
P.O. Box 2168
Olympia, WA 98507-2168
(800) 422-0074 Ext. 103
Q How do Children’s Hospitals benefit?
A Children’s Hospitals affiliated with the Children’s Miracle Network are pledged to provide services regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Contributions through Log A Load For Kids® help meet the financial deficit, which these pledges entail. In addition, some state campaigns dedicate funding to special projects, such as the purchase of a piece of medical equipment or underwriting the expenses of a specialized clinic.
Q Which Children’s Hospitals benefit?
A At present, Log A Load For Kids® campaigns in the 30 participating states provide financial support to 70 participating CMN hospitals. For a list of participating hospitals in your state, visit www.cmn.org.
Proceeds from the Log A Load For Kids® program in Washington State benefit Seattle’s Children’s Hospital and a consortium of hospitals located on the eastside of the state, including Casey Family Partners, Deaconess Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital, Mt. Carmel Hospital/Colville, Northwest MedStar Air Ambulance, Sacred Heart Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital/Chewelah, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Valley Hospital & Medical Center.
For information on Children’s Hospital, contact the Children’s Hospital Foundation in Seattle at (206) 987-2153 or www.seattlechildrens.org.
For information on the participating eastside hospitals, contact Children’s Miracle Network in Spokane at (509) 473-6370 or www.cmnspokane.org.
Q How can I get involved?
A Contact the sponsoring organization in your state to learn how you can make a donation or simply take advantage of the donation form available on this page. You can also contact us for information about participating in a fundraiser.
Q What kind of fundraisers does Log A Load hold?
A Log A Load was originally formed to provide any logger with an opportunity to contribute the value of a load of logs to a local CMN hospital. Sometimes, loggers arrange for this amount to be deducted right at the mill gate at delivery. However, many other creative fundraising ideas soon evolved, including sponsored golf tournaments, cookouts, log and equipment auctions, and raffles. As the program grows, loggers continue to come up with new ways to help Children’s Hospitals meet their needs.
Q Are only loggers involved?
A Employees of sawmills, pulp and paper mills, and other forestry enterprises that depend on loggers often find many ways to help, by helping sponsor fundraisers, making direct donations, and assisting in promotion and planning.