Partnership for Children will benefit from Pizza Factory fundraiser

Independent nonprofit Partnership for Children (PFC) will be the recipient of an all-day fundraiser at Pizza Factory in Salinas on March 20.

On that day, during regular operating hours, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., just by informing your server that you’re there for Partnership for Children, 20% of your total bill will go to PFC. Pizza Factory is located at 926 S. Main St. in Salinas.

Partnership for Children is an independent nonprofit organization focused on increasing access to care for kids with life-threatening conditions and supporting their families with rides and financial help. PFC offers these children and their families free rides to and from their hospital or doctor. Or, if they want to use their own vehicles, PFC will provide financial assistance to purchase gas.

“We’re looking to expand our fundraising efforts and connect with the business community,” said PFC Executive Director Jennifer L. Ramirez. “So this is a very wonderful way to branch out into more fundraising.”

Ramirez said that currently the three-year-old organization is part of two annual fundraisers, one by the Monterey Bay Thunderbirds car club and Monterey County Weekly’s Monterey Gives! campaign.

This is the first time PFC has tried this type of fundraiser as well as partnered with Pizza Factory.

For more information on the fundraiser, call PFC at 831-422-3002.

About Partnership for Children

Partnership for Children is a nonprofit organization focused on increasing access to care for kids with life-threatening conditions and supporting their families.

Partnership for Children has been providing transportation and family support services for children with life-threatening conditions living in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties since 2007.  Partnership for Children’s transportation and financial assistance programs increase access to compassionate care for children on the Central Coast.

While the Partnership for Children started as a program within the Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition (CHPCC) in 2007, it is now an independent nonprofit organization that works in partnership in partnership with CHPCC.

CHPCC has been advocating on behalf of children with life-threatening conditions and addressing gaps in services at the state and local level since 2001. In partnership with the California’s Department of Health Care Services, CHPCC launched a Medi-Cal Pediatric Palliative Care Waiver Program in 2009, enabling children to access a system of care combining curative or life-prolonging treatments with in-home hospice and palliative care services, without the hospice eligibility requirement of a six-month or less prognosis.

Currently, CHPCC is a pediatric focused division of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, working to promote access to high-quality compassionate care for people experiencing serious illness.

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