Covenant Kids

Covenant Kids is a fund managed by Covenant HealthCare Foundation. Monies in this fund are dedicated to enhancing the care for all Covenant kids, which includes any Covenant patient under the age of 18 and their families. Since 2010, Covenant Kids has raised more than $1 million to support pediatric needs of the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond.

Covenant HealthCare is the regional leader in providing extraordinary health care services to children:

  • ACS Verified Pediatric Trauma Center, one of only six in Michigan verified to care for the whole family in an emergency.
  • Community-based urgent care through MedExpress. Extensive clinical programs for children (diabetes, rehabilitation, cardiology, and more).
  • Level III Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) offering the highest level of critical care for infants.
  • The only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) serving mid-Michigan and the northern lower Michigan region for critically ill infants and children through the age of 17.

The Covenant Kids fund receives money through on-going philanthropic activities organized by hospital employees, community organizations, and individuals. Every spring, the Covenant HealthCare Foundation hosts one major fundraising event to raise money for the fund, the Covenant Kids Telethon. This year's Telethon will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from noon until 3pm on WNEMTV5.

SPECIAL ALERT: All families scheduled for live interviews on the 2018 Covenant Kids Telethon, sponsors, and volunteers are asked to stay home. Please do not come to the Mid-Michigan Children's Museum.

Covenant CEO, Ed Bruff wishes everyone to be safe and limit travel for volunteers and families.

The new format for the 2018 Covenant Kids Telethon will include the prerecorded stories scheduled for today, and the phone bank will be manned by members of the Covenant Kids planning group. Since there will be no live interviews, the telethon schedule will be reduced to a three hour program running from noon to 3 pm today.

So, please stay home and safe today! And don't forget to call... the members of the Covenant Kids planning committee would LOVE to speak with you!

If you would like to get involved with an event, contact Heather Appold, Covenant Kids Coordinator, at 989.583.4166 or

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