C&S Charities, Inc. announced on Monday, November 16, that they would be making a $500,000 gift to the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) for the treatment and care of children with cancer. Through their 35th annual Tee Up For Kids™ event, held virtually this year, C&S Charities raised $1.92 million for six nonprofit organizations devoted to ending pediatric cancer and childhood hunger. With support from customers, vendors and business partners, the initiative raised the most funds since its inception with C&S Wholesale Grocers matching all of the donations made.
“There are more than 21 million children fighting hunger and cancer, and with this pandemic, the need to support children has sadly grown,” says Bob Palmer, chief executive officer, C&S Wholesale Grocers. “Now more than ever before, the charities that we partner with to help pediatric causes need our collective support, and we are proud to work with dedicated partners who stand with us to make a difference in the lives of so many children and families.”
With fundraising impacted by COVID-19, being presented with a gift that was more than the previous year during such a challenging time was a welcome surprise. “With C&S Charities’ continued generosity, we are able to help children diagnosed with cancer not only to overcome some of today’s challenges, but also develop plans that will help children in the future,” says Julie Kim, MD, PhD, section chief of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at CHaD. “Their ongoing partnership has been critical in saving lives, and we are especially grateful to them this year for their increased gift during a difficult time.”