How to Give
The Burn Camps Program is built 100% on donations and people believing in what we’re doing. It sets us apart and makes us proud of what we do every day. Community support allows us to provide these opportunities to pediatric burn survivors at no cost to them or their families. Click here to make an online donation to the Burn Camps Program.
Sponsor an Event
Sponsoring a special event benefiting Children’s Colorado draws attention from the media and the community while providing a great opportunity for employees to interact as a team outside the workplace.
Our annual signature events include Creating Ties and Courage Classic.
Start an Employee Giving Program
We can help you start an employee giving program at your workplace through our partnership with Community Shares.
Workplace giving campaigns are a fun way to unite company’s employees around a common goal and provide an opportunity for employees and company leadership to work together to inspire charitable community investment. Inviting employees to give through paycheck contributions benefits the community while allowing employees to choose their favorite charitable recipients.
To get started or if you have questions, contact Tim Schuetz, Outreach Coordinator, at (720) 777-6292 or [email protected].
Ask your Human Resources contact if your employer will match donations. This is a great way to double or even triple your donation. Already gave? You may still be able to secure a match amount for your donation to Children’s Hospital Colorado.
How it Works
- Ask your HR department or supervisor to see if your employer has a Matching Gift Program.
- Make your donation. Online gifts can be matched too!
- Fill out your employer’s matching gift form.
Send completed matching gift form to:
(with or without donation checks)
Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
13123 East 16th Ave., Box 045
Aurora, Colorado 80045
Burn Ambassador Fundraising Campaigns
An early walker, Ella was just 11 months old when she leaned against the hot glass of a gas fireplace resulting in deep contact burn injuries to her palms. Her parents rushed her to Children’s Hospital Colorado. There, she was treated by the head of the Burn Center, Steven Moulton, MD. Beyond the expert care that Ella received that night and subsequently—including multiple skin grafts on both her hands and years of occupational, and physical therapy—her family also received the emotional support they all needed to heal. As a middle schooler, Ella attended the Children’s Colorado Burn Camps Program, a residential camp designed to meet the psychological and rehabilitation needs of children who have sustained a burn injury. It helped her process some of the traumatic experiences she has faced. Today, Ella has big plans for her future. She is an accomplished pianist, loves to draw Japanese-style anime and wants to be an illustrator when she grows up. Donate to Ella’s fundraising page.
Will, a high school student, was seriously injured in the summer of 2020 when a small smoke flare – the kind sold alongside sparklers at roadside fireworks tents – malfunctioned and exploded in his hand. The accident left Will with painful burns along his right palm, thumb and index finger. He was treated at the Burn Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado and has participated in the hospital’s annual Burn Camp ever since his injury. “Everyone at the Burn Center helped me with my wounds and hand therapy so that I could have a great outcome from my injury,” Will says. Donate to Will’s fundraising page.
An endowment dedicated to the lives of pediatric burn survivors and the power of camp.
In 2020, we started an endowment dedicated to the lives of pediatric burn survivors and the power of camp. Keating Wagner Polidori Free PC donated seed money to the Children’s Hospital Colorado Burn Camps Program to create an endowed fund. The Thrive Endowment ensures any child who has sustained a burn injury has the opportunity to attend Burn Camp long into the future.
Because an endowment is an invested pool of money that provides a reliable source of income in perpetuity, our program can count on annual distributions from the fund. This provides independence from internal and external forces allowing us to continue to provide excellent programming to any child and/or family that has sustained a burn injury.
Because the Thrive Endowment can accept additional contributions from individuals, over time financial support will continue to grow. All gifts enable us to continue to provide camp at no cost to families in perpetuity.