Vision, service and community support were integral in the founding of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital 100 years ago, and remain the cornerstone of the institution today. LAOH is so fortunate to have a network of groups called "support groups" which are comprised of individuals who come together to further the mission of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital in their own, unique way.
Support groups are the spirit of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. You can't go more than a few feet on our Downtown campus, Westside campus, or at our International Children's Program Clinic in Calexico without seeing what happens when members of our support groups care. From state-of-the-art equipment to play rooms for children, much of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital's capital and programming needs are in place because of the generosity of these dedicated groups. In a very important sense, support groups have brought LAOH's mission to life through their volunteer gifts of time and talent, as well as the many financial contributions they have made over the last 100 years.
Made up of caring, dedicated and diligent volunteers, the LAOH support groups have chapters throughout Southern California that sponsor a variety of fundraising and special events, ranging from galas, luncheons, fashion shows, casino nights, horse shows, to bake sales and flower sales. Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital's support groups provide specific and much-needed fund-raising and friend-raising services to the institution. Each support group represents the flavor of its local community, and brings scope and breath to Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. Support groups bring their community to LOAH, as well as bring LAOH out to their community. Because of their commitment, our support groups provide many resources that promote the continuing of specialty care to children with crippling conditions, regardless of their families' ability to pay.
Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital support groups include:
The Charitable Children's Guild and its auxiliaries
The League, Caring for Children (LCC) with Orthopaedic Needs and its auxiliaries
Support group membership is a satisfying and rewarding experience. It is a service to both Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital and to the community.
Continue: The Charitable Children's Guild
Support Groups Information
For more information, or to join a Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital support group, please click here or call the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital Volunteer Services Department at (213) 742-1532.