What is  Log a Load For Kids? 

Log a Load for Kids, now in its 29th year, uses trees- America’s green renewable resource to create miracles for sick and injured children.   It is a fund raising opportunity for loggers, the forest  industry community, and state forestry associations to work together to raise money for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Overall, for the past 29 years Log a Load for Kids has raised over $48 million nationally. 

One Hundred Percent of the money raised in Kentucky by Log a Load stays in Kentucky and benefits the Kentucky Children’s Hospital located in Lexington, KY.  Kentucky has contributed over $650,000 to the children’s hospital since the program
started here in 1997.   
 

The Kentucky Log A Load For Kids Committee raises funds through direct contributions from loggers, various fund raisers held by mills and the Kentucky Forest Industries Association throughout the year and an annual silent auction at the Kentucky Wood Expo. 

What are contributions to Kentucky Log A Load used for?  

Funds contributed to Kentucky Log  A Load have been used for a variety  of projects at the hospital.  The program constructed two trees in the Treehouse Playroom and the Adolescent Lounge areas of the hospital.  The trees are used by recovering children and are a favorite.  The Log A Load for Kids program has also funded two research endowments – one for heart disease research and the other for health  education that will work to prevent childhood diseases that can be controlled through proper nutrition and exercise. These two endowments contributed $500,000 to the hospital upon completion.  Three wooden murals have also been donated that decorate areas of the hospital.  They depict forestry scenes and show the importance of the forest products industry.  Current money being raised through Log a Load is going specifically to a $200,000 pledge to renovate the Child Life Center that the children use for rehabilitation purposes and to get away from the hospital setting.  The area is being updated with a heavy emphasis on wood and educational features concerning the wood industry presence in Kentucky. 

           

What is the Children’s Miracle Network?  

The Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) raises funds and awareness for 170 CMN affiliated hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada.  Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, and charitable care.  Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon, its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.  Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.