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2015-03-26

The Children’s Inn—A Place Like Home©

NIH Children's Inn Mother and Daughgter

A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.

It’s a refuge in the storm. It’s where the heart is. Home. There’s no place like it—unless it’s The Children’s Inn at NIH, where, since 1990, nearly 13,000 sick children being treated at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—along with their families—have called home.

Families from all over the world come to The Children’s Inn seeking lifesaving, groundbreaking treatment for their children that can be found nowhere else. The fundamental philosophy at The Children’s Inn is that families make a difference to their sick children during treatment. The Inn provides a respite from the hospital environment and from a cold, impersonal motel room. The Inn allows kids to be kids, surrounded by their family members, their young peers, and loving staff and volunteers.

As a partner with the NIH, Altum is pleased to again support The Inn as a sponsor and participant in the annual Evening of Hope, an event that raises both awareness and funds for the operation of this extraordinary resource.

NIH Children's Inn Father and Child

Community service is a strong Altum value, and it has been given high priority in company activities since the firm’s founding in 1997. We take our community responsibilities seriously. We believe that through our service programs, we make a positive impact not only on the lives of the recipients, but also on those of our employees.

We support our staff in packing weekend meals for local school children who are largely dependent on the school food program during the week. We support the efforts of Family Services, Inc., and other organizations that address the needs of vulnerable community members through projects that enable “neighbors to help neighbors.” We allow our employees to volunteer 40 hours of their time to causes of their choosing, as part of our benefits package.

Altum staff have enjoyed working with the NIH for many years. Our professional assignments are closely aligned with the overall mission of the NIH, and we are honored to support the great work of The Children’s Inn alongside NIH staff, other community partners, and many concerned individuals. Programs like The Inn reflect—and buttress—the NIH’s mandate. In addition to the Evening of Hope, we have participated in the annual Golf INNvitational Tournament. We encourage others to support The Inn’s critical service to families with children being treated at NIH.

Please join us in recognizing the important work of The Children’s Inn at NIH by visiting the website, making a donation, buying a raffle ticket, or volunteering with The Inn’s special young guests. At Altum, we believe there is no greater calling than service to those in need. And, as we say at Altum, “Give better.” We know that a gift to The Children’s Inn is particularly rewarding to the giver.

Learn more about The Children’s Inn at NIH.

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