Pascale's Pals, Inc. is a non-profit corporation developed to benefit the children and families staying at the Women and Children's Hospital in Columbia, MO. The goal of Pascale's Pals is to ease the burden of the family and provide happiness to the children during their stay in the hospital. It is our belief that happiness, love, and prayer helps children heal quicker.
Pascale's Pals is run completely by volunteers, and includes a student volunteer chapter through the University of Missouri. Since Pascale’s Pals has no overhead expenses, all of the funds go directly to the children and families of the children in need. Every year we use some of the funds raised toward a big item, such as refurnishing all 34 rooms in the Women and Children's Hospital with flat screen TVs, DVD players and Wii systems -- see What Pascale's Pals Has Done and Current Projects. But the largest use of funds is for the basket each child receives upon entering the hospital.
Within the first few weeks of a child being diagnosed with a life threatening disease, volunteers deliver a personalized Pascale’s Pals Basket to the child. Each basket contains a Bible and spiritual books for the parents, toys, games, music puzzles, and journals specifically chosen for each family member’s needs, and special gifts requested by the child such as Kindle Fires, iPods or other eletronics. The cost of a basket varies ranging up to $1,000 depending on the needs of the child. Pascale's Pals also responds to emergency needs for families through coordination with the hospital's social workers. Funds for our work are primarily raised through our annual dinner with live and silent auctions. Auction items are donated throughout the year and are one of the many ways you can help!
To learn more about Pascale's Pals from those most impacted, check out our auction videos on YouTube. The 2014 video features families helped by our organization, while the 2015 video showcases the caregivers at Children's Hospital.
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