Programs

Log a Load for Kids

Log A Load for Kids is a nationwide giving campaign through which the forestry community contributes to local hospitals affiliated with Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) to provide medical care to children whose families cannot pay for treatment.  Children’s hospitals affiliated with the Children’s Miracle Network are pledged to provide services regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Contributions through Log A Load For Kids help meet the financial deficits that can be created by fulfilling this pledge. Fundraising campaigns can also be dedicated to special projects, such as the purchase of a piece of medical equipment or underwriting the expense of a specialized clinic.

One hundred percent of all contributions go to local CMN Hospitals – overhead expenses are contributed separately by sponsoring associations, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and corporate and private underwriting. There are currently Log A Load For Kids campaigns in 27 states, making Log A Load For Kids one of the top 10 major CMN Hospitals contributors.

Since 1995, Florida loggers and friends have raised $2 million for the following CMN affiliated hospitals:

  • The Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart, Pensacola
  • UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, Gainesville
  • Wolfson Children’s Hospital and the pediatric programs at University Medical Center, Jacksonville
  • All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg
  • Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami

Want to be a part of the Miracle? A contribution can be made to the hospital of your choice by simply filling out the Log a Load Donor Form and mailing it along with your check to Florida Forestry Association. For additional details or to inquire about local fundraising events, please contact Debbie Bryant at 850.222.5646 or Debbie@ForestFla.org.

2017 Log A Load for Kids Events!

March 4: 8th Annual Ride for Miracles @ Amsterdam, GA: benefiting UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. For sponsorship and registration brochure, click here. To donate or register online, click here.

October TBA: 23rd Annual Tommy Usher Golf Classic @ Chiefland, FL: benefiting UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

May TBA: 22nd Annual Golf Classic @ Sunny Hills, FL: benefiting The Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart.