Date(s) - June 23, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Children's Inn at NIH
For almost 30 years, the Children’s Inn at NIH has served as a residential “Place Like Home’’ for families with children participating in leading-edge research studies at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. While the NIH takes care of the child’s medical needs, The Inn tends to the child’s heart, soul and spirit. Since The Children’s Inn opened, over 15,000 seriously ill children and their families have made 60,000 visits to this “place like home.” The Inn has been in continuous operation—24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Sunday is when the majority of their families arrive. After their long travels, they are often tired and ready for a home-cooked meal.
We invite you to join Women in Healthcare DC as we provide a large meal for all of the families. These “Family Dinners” allow them to relax, while alleviating the worries of transportation, grocery shopping and the hassle of preparing a meal after a long week or day of traveling. This is also an opportunity for them to meet, mingle and interact with other families who are also facing a serious illness.
All volunteers must be 18-years of age or older.
Anyone with a cold, flu-like symptom or any other contagious symptoms, and anyone who has been exposed to chickenpox, measles, or shingles in the past 3 weeks, may not come to The Inn.
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