At 626, we are driven by a desire to improve our community and the lives of those who call it home. Giving back is a big part of our culture and it’s why we formed our new charitable foundation, 626 Gives. It’s also why we’ve pledged to match all employee charitable donations to 626 Gives up to $626.
Improving pediatric care is extremely important to our team at 626, from our executives and employees to our external stakeholders. Check out two such programs we support below. In addition to the pediatric care, 626 Gives supports various healthcare initiatives for women and military veterans.
We feel extremely fortunate to be able give back in some small way and we encourage all who are able to do so as well. Thank you for your support.
Our team has long been involved with an organization called Drops of Hope, a 501 (c)(3) that provides free transportation for young cancer patients and their families to and from the hospital for chemotherapy treatments. Drops of Hope was actually formed by Michael Fischer, co-founder and CFO of 626, in 2006.
Families travel to appointments in limousines fully equipped with video games, movies, snacks and drinks, providing a semblance of joy to an otherwise stressful trip. Drops of Hope also offers a program called Rooms of Hope, which provides bedroom makeovers to pediatric cancer patients. Rooms are designed to suit each child’s personal tastes and interests and are decorated with special touches such as custom furniture, artwork and other creative accessories.
626 Gives also has a five-year commitment with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health in Fort Lauderdale.
The Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital offers a variety of pediatric specialty services including allergy/immunology, cardiology, dentistry, endocrinology, gastroenterology, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, psychiatry, pulmonology, rheumatology, special needs, surgery and urology.
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