Literally Healing at Children's Hospital Los Angeles is an innovative reading program that gifts patients and their families more than 65,000 books annually. During a period when literacy opportunities can be hard to find, Literally Healing strengthens reading skills and facilitates book-related activities and events for patients of all ages. Children can choose a new book to keep every day, distracting from and normalizing their hospital experience one story at a time.
In addition to recreational books, our program is home to a signature collection of therapeutic titles. These highly specialized resources are provided in partnership with hospital clinicians to help our patient families cope with and navigate the difficult challenges they face because of the child's serious medical condition.
From bedside reading and book deliveries by our compassionate volunteers, to special story times in our colorful Reading Room, our work would not be possible without the generous support of our community.
Your contribution will make a difference in the life of a child by bringing them joy, engaging their minds, and widening their horizons--both during and after our care.
If you would like to make a larger donation and/or would prefer to write a check, please email LiterallyHealing@chla.usc.edu.
Thank you for your gift!