The Friends of WVU Hospitals donated $500,000 Wednesday afternoon to WVU Medicine Children’s.
The board of directors announced that the money will go toward the WVU Medicine Children’s “Grow Children’s” capital campaign.
The hospital is currently building a 9-story, 150-bed tower that will help children and their families.
Health System President Albert Wright said the money will be used to add a family activity center.
“The family activity center and some of the support things we do, the program management things we do, we really provide those extra resources for families and children in their time of need. So, it’s a neat component, one of the neat programs in our children’s hospitals that the public doesn’t really think about until you’re in that situation,” said WVU Health System President & CEO Albert Wright.
Friends of WVU Hospitals is made up of more than 550 volunteers.