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Connecting Kids to Care – One Year Later

By Carol Sumkin, Senior Vice President, Development, Children's Health Fund

One year ago today, Children’s Health Fund (CHF) and Clorox launched the Connect Kids to Care program with the help of actress Julianne Moore. The goal of the program was to rally people across the country to help CHF connect vulnerable kids to ongoing health care with the click of a mouse.  Each time someone “liked” Clorox on Facebook, Clorox donated $1.00 to CHF (up to $100,000).  Six months after the launch, we reached 100,000 “likes,” thanks to supporters like you.   

That $100,000 donation along with Clorox’s additional $500,000 commitment is going a long way.  In fact, in 2010 this important support has helped enable CHF programs to provide more than 244,000 medical, mental, and dental health visits as well as other vital health services to kids across the country. 

And remember the kids you met in our Connect Kids to Care videos?  If you haven’t caught up with Jorge, check out our recent blog post to see how he’s doing. 

Pretty amazing! Thank you to Clorox for helping raise awareness about the millions of American children that do not have the health care services they need and deserve. 

And the best part? You can expect to see more from the Connect Kids to Care program in the coming months! Stay tuned.