Coastal Kids Home Care
Wishbook | Mercury News 2022
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We are very excited and grateful to be selected as one of the nonprofits for the Mercury News Wishbook this season.
The campaign runs from November 22 and run through December 31. We hope you will consider making a donation that will help us establish and sustain a satellite office where clinicians will have access to medical supplies, art and music therapists can store materials, teams can use computers to chart and use printers and scanners to print out doctors orders streamline services in Santa Clara County. 🖤
Imagine that your child or grandchild is born with a congenital condition or is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness like cancer. Your whole family's world would be turned upside down. Long bay area hospital stays, countless trips to specialty physicians at Stanford and UCSF and a dizzying array of medications and equipment would become your new norm. Coastal Kids Home Care is here to help through our mission to meet the unique needs of medically fragile children in the comfort of their homes. Our clinical teams surround each patient and family with comprehensive health and mental health services to ease their burden.
Through the Mercury News’ annual Wish Book campaign, which seeks money for the most vulnerable in our communities, Coastal Kids Home Care is hoping to raise $50,000 to provide services and help for families like the Jackowskis who are caring for medically fragile children in Santa Clara County. The goal is to improve the in-home medical care for some 350 children dealing with cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, congenital conditions and other complex medical situations.
The agency plans to use the donations to establish a small administrative office in Santa Clara to support the nurses, social workers and therapists in the area. Currently, those workers are operating out of the Coastal Kids Monterey County office.
Because [our nurse] Heather was there I was able to focus on being a mom and on my child who was sick.
- Collin's Mom
In 1983, The Mercury News launched Wish Book, a non-profit project that invites readers to help their neighbors, community and local charities.
Each year, Wish Book selects Bay Area groups or people in need to be highlighted and published in print and online stories appearing in The Mercury News from Thanksgiving until the end of the year. Those interested in being considered for a grant can learn more on our Grants page. Those interested in being a helper can donate here.
These stories will present the concerns and struggles of those in need. Readers can help grant a “wish” to address these needs. Since its inception, readers have given over $8 million — and 100% of those gifts help right here in the South Bay.
Thanks to the generosity of these donors and many thoughtful others, Wish Book 2021 grew to $904,000 and all Wishes were fulfilled! We are humbled and grateful for this kindness.
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