Providing extraordinary care to our children is a community effort, and the Sparrow Children's Center has been the mid-Michigan community's Children's Miracle Network Hospital since 1988. 


Because of you and other generous  community members, throughout the past 32 years we have succeeded in raising more than $21 million to help the 54,000 children struggling with illness and injury who visit Sparrow's Children's Center each year.

It is thanks to you that these children are afforded extraordinary care, regardless of their family's ability to pay.






Please continue reading to find out how you can get involved. Together, we can make miracles happen!


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Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion- most of it a $1 at a time-  for 170 children's hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it's needed most. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care. all to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.


Sparrow is a Children's Miracle Network Hospital working to save the lives of kids in our community. In fact, 62 children enter a Children's Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute- that's one child every second. Some are battling cancer. Some are suffering from a traumatic injury. Others require constant care becuse they were born too early or with a genetic disease. Regardless of why the kids are there, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals always have their doors open.  


The Sparrow Children's Center has been your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital since 1988. Over the years, Sparrow Foundation donors have generously given more than $19 million towards Pediatrics. These donated dollars helped build the Sparrow's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), renovate both the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and the Pediatric Ward on the 5th floor.


Children's Miracle Network By the Numbers:

  • Provide more than 32 million patient visits for 10 million kids every year
  • Each year, 1 in 10 children is treated  by a CMN hospital 
  • CMN Hospitals provide $3.4 billion in charity care annually

Click here for more facts and figures on the Sparrow Children's Center.  


Would you like to make a gift in support of the Sparrow Children's Center, your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital? Click here. 


The following funds support the efforts of the Children’s Center. For more information on these funds, please contact the Sparrow Foundation.  


Athletes for Kids

Athletes for Kids fund is supported by athletes from a variety sports, who are firmly committed to enhancing the overall health status of children in mid-Michigan. From amateur to professional level, these athletes are dedicated to improving access to, and awareness of, local children’s healthcare services.


Children's Miracle Network

The Sparrow Children’s Center sees more than 68,000 children each year. Thanks to the collaboration between Sparrow and the Children's Miracle Network, our local children are getting the best care possible. Funds provided by the Children's Miracle Network help to expand Sparrow’s facilities, conduct important research, purchase equipment and sponsor community health and wellness programs. Sparrow is proud to be the Children's Miracle Network partner for Mid-Michigan. All donations made in the Lansing region stay right here at Sparrow to help children in our community. To make a gift to the Sparrow Children's Center, click here.


Coaches for Kids

The Coaches for Kids Fund is named for, and dedicated to, area coaches supporting children’s healthcare in Mid-Michigan. Local coaches have teamed up with community members, local high school athletic directors and athletes to help Sparrow raise funds for a variety of needs within the Sparrow Children’s Center. To date, Coaches for Kids has raised more than $2 million toward the multimillion-dollar expansion of the Granger Pediatric Emergency and Trauma Center, which opened in 2008.


Coaches supporting this fund include:

  • MSU Men’s Head Basketball Coach Tom Izzo
  • MSU Head Hockey Coach Tom Anastos
  • MSU Head Volleyball Coach Cathy George
  • MSU Head Women’s Softball Coach Jacquie Joseph
  • MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis 

Granger Pediatric Emergency Department

The Granger Pediatric Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide emergency around-the-clock care and comfort to the Pediatric Patients of mid-Michigan. The Granger Pediatric Emergency Department recognizes that children require special care, in a wamr, family-friendly, environment. This is the main priority of the department, ensuring the highest quality of care for our youngest Patients.


The following funds support the efforts of the Granger Pediatric Emergency Department. For more information on these funds, please contact  the Sparrow Foundation

  • Centennial Trauma Endowment
  • Emergency and Regional Trauma Center Fund

Ron Mason Fund

The Ron Mason Fund for Kids was established in 1998 to benefit the Sparrow Pediatric Rehabilitation Program within the Sparrow Children’s Center. Donations to the Ron Mason Fund for Kids help Sparrow continue to provide the highest quality of care for our little ones. Insurance companies often limit the amount of rehabilitation a patient may receive; sometimes parents of children who require extensive rehabilitation struggle to maintain their jobs and keep up with a treatment schedule. Learn more about the Ron Mason Fund. 


Other Children's Center Funds:

  • Cleft Palate Fund
  • Michigan Mile Fund
  • Pediatric Cancer Fund
  • Pediatric Emergency Room Fund
  • Pediatric ICU Fund
  • Pediatric Program Fund
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Fund
  • Pediatric Services
  • Regional Neonatal ICU Fund