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2017 Charities

25th Chip In For CharityThe Board of Trustees selected three Northland charities to benefit from the hospital’s 25th annual Chip In For Charity Open golf tournament set for Saturday, Sept. 16, at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex in Smithville. Since 1993, the tournament has raised more than $2.7 million for 35 different Northland charities.

Charlie’s House

Charlie's HouseOn November 1, 2007, Charlie Horn, a 2-year-old Kansas City boy, died when he attempted to climb a 30-inch dresser in his home. It was through this tragedy that Charlie’s House was born.
What started as a memorial and an outpouring of public support has grown into a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to keeping the community informed and engaged in preventing injuries to children in and around the home. Charlie’s House participates in and sponsors community-wide events to provide home safety information.

Hillcrest Platte County

Hillcrest Hillcrest Platte County began operating in Platte County in 2002. Since then, hundreds of working homeless individuals and families have successfully completed the Transitional Housing Program and are self-supporting.
In 2008, HPC started its thrift operation to provide discounted quality clothing and household items to program participants.
In 2015, HPC became a stand-alone entity and expanded its programs. The first was the Blessings Program, which assists the insecurely housed with financial assistance and education to help them remain in their homes. In 2016, HPC started the Young Adult Housing program to help homeless 18-24 year olds with housing and life-skills education.

Northland Early Education Center

Northland Early Education CenterNorthland Early Education Center’s mission is to provide early education and therapy services to children with special needs, age birth to five, and early education services to children with typical needs in a fully inclusive classroom environment. The goal is for all children to reach their full potential.
The early education/preschool classrooms at NEEC are fully-inclusive and group children with their like-aged peers, regardless of developmental level. This environment provides children with special needs the opportunity to learn by watching and imitating their peers. It also teaches children without developmental disabilities the important life lessons of diversity, compassion and acceptance.