City Furniture helps spruce up hospital clubhouse
January 3, 2014,
Doreen Koenig, left, and Iris Wilder, City Furniture, Tamarac, Fla.; Cindy Conine; Valerie Parker, City Furniture; and designers Jaime Klein and Ali Steinberg in the renovated Conine Clubhouse at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.
The Top 100 company City provided $50,000 of furniture to furnish all 23 of the private rooms in the Clubhouse, which serves as a free home-away-from-home for families of children patients at the hospital.
Earlier this year, the Taft Foundation committed $1 million to help with operational needs of the Clubhouse. In addition, the Levitetz Family Foundation donated $115,000 to help renovate the private rooms.
"We are extremely grateful for the philanthropic support from our donors like The Taft Foundation, Levitetz Foundation and City Furniture. Their contributions significantly enhance our overall mission of providing patient and family-centered care," said Kevin Janser, senior vice president and chief development officer of Memorial Healthcare System.
Another supporter, Calder Casino & Race Course, raised funds by hosting the Conine Celebrity Poker Tournament over the past three years.
The hospital's Visitor's Clubhouse opened in 1997. Later, donations and support from the Jeff and Cindy Conine, who used the center when their son was born prematurely, motivated hospital officials to name the facility in their honor.
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital provides medical care for children regardless of their family's ability to pay. More than 7,000 families have used the nonprofit Conine Clubhouse's private rooms, playroom and family support area.