MITER Foundation Announces $1 Million Pledge to Phoenix Children’s
By Claire Natale -
Wednesday Jul 05, 2023
MITER Commits to Donating $1 Million Over Multi-Year Period to Support Camp Rainbow
PHOENIX – MITER Foundation recently announced its $1 million pledge to Phoenix Children’s Camp Rainbow. Camp Rainbow is an annual summer camp in Williams, Ariz., for patients of Phoenix Children’s who have, or have had cancer or a chronic blood disorder. The camp is 100% funded by philanthropic donations and is provided at no cost to children and families.
“Camp Rainbow is an escape for patients. After what they’ve gone through, they deserve a week in a supportive environment filled with fun, meaningful experiences,” said Phoenix Children’s Foundation’s senior vice president and chief development officer Steve Schnall. “All of the work being done at Phoenix Children’s is vital to kids’ health, but Camp Rainbow heals kids in a different way than medicine does. It helps them to remember that they are still just kids. Without commitments like MITER’s, we couldn’t guarantee the continuation of Camp Rainbow and are deeply grateful.”
MITER Brands and MITER Foundation have been partners with Phoenix Children’s since 2019 and have supported various patient family programs and signature events. From window painting in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) waiting area at the hospital to volunteering at Camp Rainbow, local MITER employees give generously in a multitude of ways.
“Compassion is at the core of what we do at MITER Brands,” said MITER Brands’ Chief Operating Officer and Vice President Mike DeSoto. “We have seen the impact that Phoenix Children’s and Camp Rainbow have on the community and our team members’ families firsthand, and we are happy to support that in any way we can. These kids have been so strong and courageous throughout their treatment but Camp Rainbow offers them a chance to have fun and create lifelong memories.”
Camp Rainbow now serves over 100 children per camp session. The week includes fun activities like a zip line and rock wall, arts and crafts, canoeing, fishing, swimming, archery, and more. Welcoming patients of Phoenix Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, means giving these kids the chance at a normal summer camp experience. During treatments they must be courageous and strong, but during the week at Camp Rainbow, the focus is on having fun and forgetting their diagnosis.
For more information about Phoenix Children’s Foundation, please visit phoenixchildrensfoundation.org.
About Phoenix Children's Foundation
Phoenix Children’s Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering philanthropic support from individuals, families, organizations and corporate partners committed to Phoenix Children’s mission: to advance hope, healing and the best health care for children and their families. One of the nation’s leading pediatric health systems, Phoenix Children’s offers 170+ family-centered care programs that are fully or partially funded by philanthropy. There are many ways to give to Phoenix Children’s Foundation to invest in the health of children. Please visit phoenixchildrensfoundation.org for more information.
About MITER Foundation
In 2015, MITER Foundation™ was founded on the belief that we all have an obligation to help our fellow citizens. The foundation has committees at each location that raise and donate funds for their local communities, as well as three noteworthy causes – veterans’ affairs, children’s wellbeing, and cancer.
About MITER Brands
MITER Brands™ is a residential window and door manufacturer that produces a leading portfolio of window and door brands for the new construction and replacement segments. Through MI Windows and Doors, Milgard Windows and Doors, and Sunrise Windows & Doors, MITER Brands is one of the largest suppliers of precision-built and energy-efficient windows and doors throughout the United States servicing thousands of dealers. For more information, visit: miterbrands.com, miwindows.com, or milgard.com.