Houston Children’s Charity President and CEO Honored With Room Dedication at Texas Children’s Hospital



HOUSTON – The Board of Directors of Houston Children’s Charity (HCC) is pleased to announce the unveiling of the Laura S. Ward, Houston Children’s Charity, Child Life Room at Texas Children’s Hospital Hematology Center Outpatient Clinic. The intimate ceremony was a culmination of recognition for HCC President and CEO, Laura Ward, which began in November 2021. The announcement of the room dedication was presented at HCC’s 25th Anniversary Luncheon as an honor and surprise to Ward. This room is a permanent and poignant acknowledgment of her service to our community and honors her legacy of philanthropy and lifelong dedication to Houston’s underprivileged, abused, and disabled children.

For 25 years, HCC has touched the lives of 3.5 million children with their own bed, clothing, school supplies, transportation, health services, and joyful holidays. They believe “Our Kids are Everyone’s Kids” and have been fearlessly led by Laura Ward since its inception.

“I am so humbled and so very honored for this recognition. I cannot begin to express what it means to me and what it will mean to my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren throughout the years,” said Laura Ward. “I owe heartfelt thanks to our Board of Directors, and to Mark Wallace, President and CEO of Texas Children’s Hospital.”

Since 2006, Houston Children’s Charity has donated funds to Texas Children’s Cancer Center to support families going through cancer treatment. Named the Houston Children’s Charity Family Emergency Fund at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, funds are disbursed through the hospital to families to pay for items such as lodging, mortgage, car payments, meals, and more.

Mark Wallace, President and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Children’s Hospital, said “When I knew we had this opportunity to honor [Laura], I thought, “Laura Ward. She has done so much in our community, for so many underserved, underprivileged children. [She’s] been doing this for 31 years. It’s amazing the impact [she’s] had. [Laura] become ubiquitous in our community.”

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About Houston Children’s Charity

Houston Children's Charity is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Greater Houston’s underprivileged, abused, and disabled children who have been otherwise left behind. Founded in 1996, Houston Children’s Charity provides programs including Chariots for Children, A Better Night’s Sleep, Back2School, HCC Closet, Adopt-A-Family, Houston Children’s Charity Family Emergency Fund at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, and KidSMART. With the support of dedicated sponsors and committed volunteers, Houston Children’s Charity has served over 3.5 million children and will leave no legitimate request for assistance unanswered.

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