UC Davis Children’s Hospital relies on people in our community to help create a place of healing and hope for the kids and their families. You don’t have to be a big corporation to make a big difference.

Here you’ll find news and stories about the generosity of donors and organizations that support UC Davis Children’s Hospital and the kids and families we serve.

These are the individuals, the families, the doctors, the corporations, the organizations and community members that help to ensure that every child gets the finest medical care – and every family receives the compassion and support they deserve. These are the miracle makers’ stories.


First Tech’s holiday donation helps to build a better future for UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients

First Tech Federal Credit Union partnered with Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis again this year during the company’s “Season of Giving,” donating $6,600 to UC Davis Children’s Hospital, the region’s only Children’s Miracle Network hospital. This annual campaign gives First Tech employees, members and the broader [...]

By | 2020-01-21T16:07:12+00:00 January 17, 2020|Uncategorized|

Meet the Miracle Maker: Jenny Belke

Child Life Specialist Jenny Belke with Canine Companions for Independence facility dog, Huggie. Helping kids with cancer is no easy feat. There’s so much uncertainty. So much fear. How do you explain something like cancer to a child? Just ask UC Davis Children’s Hospital Child Life Specialist, Jenny Belke. Her abili [...]

By | 2019-12-30T21:57:09+00:00 December 28, 2019|Uncategorized|

Runners support pediatric patients at UC Davis Children’s Hospital with annual donation and mini marathon

The Sacramento Running Association presented a $15,000 check to UC Davis Children's Hospital. As the chief beneficiary of the California International Marathon (CIM) and the Sacramento Running Association (SRA), UC Davis Children's Hospital received a $15,000 check this December to support a full range of children's [...]

By | 2019-12-30T21:14:04+00:00 December 23, 2019|Uncategorized|

San Francisco 49ers Arik Armstead visits kids at UC Davis Children’s Hospital

Local boy and San Francisco 49ers Defensive End, Arik Armstead, delivers gifts to pediatric patients at UC Davis Children's Hospital. There’s Santa and then there’s Arik. Arik Armstead, that is. The other “big guy in red.” During the holiday season, Armstead tag teams with Santa to bring gifts to kids hospitalized a [...]

By | 2019-12-20T19:39:45+00:00 December 20, 2019|Uncategorized|

New UC Davis Children’s Hospital ambulance delivers Santa to visit hospitalized kids

This new ambulance served as Santa's ride to UC Davis Children's Hospital. Pediatric patients at UC Davis Children’s Hospital got a special delivery just in time for the holidays …  Santa! He arrived via the new state-of-the-art, child friendly ambulance funded by donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (C [...]

By | 2019-12-19T01:22:11+00:00 December 19, 2019|Uncategorized|

CMN-funded milk analyzer machine helps UC Davis Children’s Hospital NICU preemies

Born at least three weeks before their expected delivery date, premature babies usually have very low birth weight and need extra protein, fat, vitamins and minerals to help them grow and build strong bones. Enter the new milk analyzer machine funded through donations to Children's Miracle Network (CMN) at UC Davis Ch [...]

By | 2019-12-18T22:30:33+00:00 December 18, 2019|Uncategorized|

Constant connection: UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s NICU webcam program expands access

Every Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) bed at UC Davis Children’s Hospital is now set up with a webcam thanks to a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals grant. Th webcams allow parents and families to see their baby through a secure connection from a home computer, tablet or cellphone 24/7, even when they are not at [...]

By | 2019-12-17T20:45:22+00:00 December 17, 2019|Uncategorized|

UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s virtual toy drive is underway, “Click” to help hospitalized kids during the holidays

Isaac loves Hot Wheels! What will "Santa" bring kids at UC Davis Children's Hospital this year? UC Davis Children’s Hospital's first ever virtual holiday toy drive is underway. This replaces the hospital’s traditional toy drive at the UC Davis MIND Institute. The new online format will allow staff to better accommod [...]

By | 2019-12-18T22:40:05+00:00 December 17, 2019|Uncategorized|

Patients at UC Davis Children’s Hospital get “gift” from Nordstrom this holiday season

Nordstrom continues its holiday tradition of giving back this year by partnering with nonprofit organizations like Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN). Through Dec. 31, Nordstrom customers can help local children by donating online or buying a $10 giving-tree card in stores to support CMN at UC Davis Children’s [...]

By | 2019-12-17T22:46:14+00:00 December 17, 2019|Campaign|