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Gift for the future

Give the Gift for the Future

$50 - Help build literacy by providing books, volunteer readers and child-friendly waiting areas for El Rio's Reach Out and Read Program. Children ages 6 months to 5 years receive a brand new, age appropriate book at each well-child visit.

$250 - Pay for a Well-Child check-up, enabling our providers to screen for and address serious developmental and health-related problems.

$750 - Support one teenager in the Sunnyside Teenage Parent Program (TAPP), which helps improve pregnancy outcomes, parenting skills, and repeat pregnancies. The program decreases the expected dropout rate by 300% and raises high school graduation rates significantly.

$2,000 - Give the gift of health to a child by providing the immunizations needed from birth to age 6. Free weekly immunization clinics are available to all El Rio pediatric patients.

$2,500 - Provide prenatal care and delivery for the birth of one child, giving them the best start on life by preventing pre-term labor, low birth-weight, and infant mortality.

$5,000 - Sponsor an Immunization Fair or school-based clinic where hundreds of children receive FREE immunizations in an accessible setting.

$25,000 - Underwrite the immunization intervention program, help 5,000 in children get immunized annually.

More than 30,000 of El Rio's patients are children. In the areas served by El Rio, nearly 1 in 2 children live in or near poverty. Many families face medical care with barriers related to money, education, transportation, and language.

With your gift, you'll support the many ways El Rio works to bring healing and hope to children in our community. Thousands of babies born in Tucson will get a safe start with excellent prenatal care from the city's best obstetricians and midwives. As they grow, they'll have access to school-based health clinics, highly-skilled pediatricians, preventive dental care, and free immunizations. You'll help prevent and treat early onset diabetes and other childhood health problems that keep children from enjoying life.

Your simple act of generosity will help create the bright future that all children deserve.

Immunization Facts:
  • Despite evidence that vaccines reduce child mortality rates significantly, 31% of pre-school children in Arizona remain unprotected.

  • Children who live below the poverty level are less likely to be vaccinated than children who live at or above the poverty level.

  • For each dollar spent now on immunization, $10-$14 will be saved by preventing diseases in the future.

Sources: American College of Preventive Medicine, Arizona Department of Health Services, Centers for Disease Control.

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