LHM Spokane Community Events 2016


Spokane Community Service 2016

Welcome to our 2016 Community Service page! Here at Larry H. Miller Downtown Toyota Spokane we want to give back to the Spokane Community and the Charities that help support all the areas of need in this great city. Our employees, dealerships and the Larry H. Miller Corporation work together to donate funds, volunteer time and man-power and raise awareness in Spokane so that we are fulfilling our company mission to "Enrich lives." 

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April 26, 2016 | Larry H. Miller Day of Service: Boys & Girls Club Spokane
This year on the Larry H. Miller Day of Service all four LHM Dealerships in Spokane and the Just Sports staff decided to serve the Spokane Chapter of the Boys & Girls Club. All employees volunteered their time from 7am-12pm painting the common room and gym, as well as, trimming shrubs and trees, removing stumps, picking up rocks, and raking up dead leaves and plants. This club does so much for the youth of Spokane so the lease we could do was give a little something back to them.


    

February 19, 2016 | Providence Health Care Foundation at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital
The Providence Health Care Foundation, Eastern Washington respectfully requested $10,000: $5,000 to support the Patient Assistance Fund within Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, and $5,000 to support the Reach Out and Read Program at Providence Pediatrics North. Larry H. Miller Dealerships like to give back to the Spokane community by giving to local charities that make sure the money goes back to the children and families in need. Thank you from us to SHCH for making a difference in the Spokane community.


                  

Patient Assistance Fund: SHCH provides a full range of specialists, representing all major pediatric subspecialties, and offers the only Level IV neonatal intensive care in the region, as well as pediatric intensive care, psychiatry, cardiology, hematology, and oncology programs, and a dedicated children's emergency center with Level II trauma care. Doctors throughout eastern Washington, Montana, Idaho and Oregon send their patients to SHCH. Approximately 40,000 children are treated at SHCH each year.
 
Many pediatric patients live in outlying areas and/or come from low-income families and communities. The cost of diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care is burden enough for these families. The added cost for transportation, lodging, and meals can become a major barrier to getting the care these families seek for their children. The Patient Assistance Fund provides critical support for families with financial need so that they can focus on what's most important, being with their hospitalized children. Typical disbursements include assistance with gas, lodging and food. For out-of-town families, the Fund helps cover the cost of lodging ($75-$85/night), often until a room becomes available at the Ronald McDonald House. Gasoline gift cards ($50-$200) provide much-needed assistance as well. Gift cards to the hospital cafeteria mean that family members spend less time away from their loved ones' bedsides. No cash is given directly to recipients, and specific criteria for eligibility is reviewed by pediatric social workers and nurse managers to ensure that families with the greatest need are given priority assistance.
 
Providence Health Care Foundation, Eastern Washington has distributed approximately $75,000 in pediatric patient assistance as of the end of October of this year. This is made possible only through generous donations from loyal supporters, corporations, community groups and foundations.
 
The number of individuals served will vary depending upon the type and amount of assistance provided, but will number in the hundreds. We will keep track of how the funds will be disbursed and will report on the quantitative and qualitative impact that this gift will have in the lives of our pediatric patients and their families.
 
Reach Out and Read (ROR):  The program incorporates literacy as part of pediatric primary care. At regular pediatric check-ups, ROR provides pediatric patients with age-appropriate books to keep so they can begin to build their own library. Special emphasis is placed on children from low-income families, and all parents are encouraged to read aloud to their young children. Research on the ROR model shows that literacy-promoting intervention by the pediatrician, coupled with a book for each child to take home, have a significant positive effect.
 
Providence Pediatrics North implemented its ROR program in 2014, giving 3,408 new books to children between the ages of six months and five years. This year PPN is on track to distribute more than 3,500 books. A $5,000 gift will enable PPN to distribute up to 1,500 - 2,000 books in 2016. We will keep track of how many books are distributed, the ages of book recipients, as well as the qualitative impact of your donation. We will also place a sticker in each book purchased with funds from Larry H. Miller Charities, acknowledging your generous donation.


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Larry H. Miller Downtown Toyota Spokane

1128 W. 3rd Ave
Directions Spokane, WA 99201

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