The Jr. Board is collecting books for Rush’s Pediatric Care Center which participates in the Reach Out and Read Program, or ROAR. Through this program young patients from birth through age five are gifted a book at every one of their well check-ups and their parents are educated about the importance of reading aloud to their children. The goal is for each child to have a small home library by the time they start kindergarten. We are looking for new or gently used books for preschool aged children.
In 2019, The Woman's Board is raising funds to go towards the $500,000 commitment to support the Rush Community Service Initiative Program, known as RCSIP. RCSIP was established in 1991 to create a network of community service programs that matched Rush Medical College students' interests in social and healthcare needs of Chicago. RCSIP projects are student-driven, changing and evolving over time as new community partners are identified.
During the week of August 6th, 2018, La-Z-Boy delivered 14 custom recliners to IMD Guest House, which were placed in rooms dedicated to veterans participating in the Road Home Program at Rush. - Purchase of the chairs was generously funded by the Rush Woman's Board, for the grant year starting July 1, 2018. - The electronically powered chairs recline to a zero-gravity position, which is especially beneficial to veterans like Cheryl, pictured here with her service dog, Ari, who recently underwent spinal surgery.