San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum Highlights Healthcare Heroes | Local charities
The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum and Palomar Health have partnered to honor healthcare workers who help keep the community safe and inspire the next generation. The interactive exhibition health heroess includes an ambulance, specialty rooms, an administrative office, medical tools, guest speakers, arts and crafts, and more.
“We want to engage the interest of our younger generation to foster a greater appreciation for our healthcare workforce, demystify fears about healthcare visits and learn about the many rewarding careers that exist in the healthcare industry. says Kristin Gaspar, president and CEO of Palomar Health Foundation.
The exhibit will be on display at the museum until November, after which it will be permanently installed in the pediatric ward of Palomar Health.
Los Angeles-based Grounds & Hounds Coffee sells a special blend to raise money for local rescue The Animal Pad. Until the end of the month, 100% of sales from organic farming, medium-dark G&H’s Rescue Roast Blend will help The Animal Pad rescue dogs from high-mortality streets and shelters in Southern California and Mexico. If you would like to collect a bag and help an animal in need find a home, go to groundsandhoudscoffee.com.
Hannah’s Family Center received a $20,000 grant from the Conrad Prebys Foundation to expand mental health therapy programs for children and adolescents. Hannah’s Family Center’s Thriving Children – Healthy Families project will focus on age-specific group therapy sessions for children reeling from the mental, emotional and social effects of the pandemic.
“The generosity of the Conrad Prebys Foundation enables us to enhance our projects that help families in San Diego cope with unexpected loss, trauma, and significant negative change,” said Susan Griffin, executive director of Hannah’s Family Center. “Timely intervention is key to preserving the healthy and strong family ties and adult-child relationships that lay the essential foundation for children’s long-term success. This grant supports this essential process.