Who we are
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind international health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip/palate are eligible for care at Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the family's ability to pay.
How to help
One of the most touching recent testimonials, quoted from the child's parents and reported in a local newspaper, was "They did exactly what they say they do.” We are able to make good on our promise to Shrine Kids because of the strong support from community members. If you already donate to our club, please consider signing up for a monthly contribution.
Why donate to Shriners
Besides the obvious reason that you share our commitment to helping kids who need our support to live happy lives, the Shriners are excellent stewards of your donations. We have received a Best in America Seal from Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities. We have a 4-star rating on Charity Navigator and are ranked in the top 50 of the Forbes 2017 list of top charities. In addition, Money Magazine rated us as one of the most efficient health charities in the United States in their article "Make Your Donations Count."
Why We Are Shriners
One of the primary reasons that most of us become Shriners is the mission of the organization: To raise money for the support of the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children. Collectively, we collectively raise about $800 million for these hospitals every year.
The Hendersonville Shrine Club is proud of our record of consistently producing more money for the Hospitals than any other club in our area.
How do we do that? Very simple. We work hard and have the support of an appreciative community, many of whom have been personally touched by having a family member or friend who has been successfully treated at a Shriners Hospital.
Since 2003, the Bearfootin’ Art Walk has helped raise funding for Downtown Hendersonville and a variety of local non-profits. In addition to raising funds, the bears offer a window into the variety of good work being done by non-profits and community organizations in Henderson County.
After the “Reveal” event in early May, the bears then take up residence in downtown Hendersonville for the duration of the summer and fall, up until auction. Participants bid at the live auction to raise funds for local non-profits and Downtown Hendersonville.