The King's Daughters', founders of Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD), mission is to ensure the future of superior pediatric healthcare for our region through fundraising, advocacy and community support in partnership with Children's Health System. Membership is open to anyone who has a desire to uphold this mission.
Over the past 100 years, thousands of children and their families have themselves gotten a "feeling for what's going on" with The King's Daughters. These children have felt the devotion and commitment of women who choose to give their time to children in need. To some children, The King's Daughters provide a hand to hold on the way to surgery or a shoulder to snuggle afterwards. To others, the organization represents a staunch advocate for children's health issues on local, state and national levels.
The King's Daughters, now 1,100+ strong in 51 circles, work in so many different ways for our children. They are mothers, doctors, homemakers, attorneys, single and married women whose achievements -- from a single visiting nurse, to a hospital exclusively for children, to hugely successful fund-raising activities -- have been phenomenal.
Probably their truest, most indelible legacy is love for children. For that is the feeling, the spirit and the motivation behind every activity the The King's Daughters undertakes. They love children. And in 100 years, our children have benefited immeasurably from that unselfish love.