WHAT WE DO
Through the Daughters of the Nile Foundation and Canadian Foundation, the Daughters of the Nile contributes over $68 million annually to Shriners Children’s® (formerly known as Shriners Hospital for Children®) to be used for the medical care and rehabilitation of children. Since 1924, the Daughters of the Nile have contributed more than $64 million, second only to the Shriners themselves.
In recognition of monetary contributions made by the Daughters of the Nile, there are gold plaques, each representing $1 million, or engraved donor name recognition on the philanthropic walls of all 22 hospitals. Many hospitals have two gold plaques, several hospitals have three, and the Canadian hospital has five. Each year the members of Daughters of the Nile give generously of their time and talents by providing more than 181,000 volunteer hours at the Shriners Hospitals for Children®. In addition, they sew clothing and make quilts; and provide toys, books, games, and other educational and recreational items for the children’s use; with an annual value of donated cash, clothing, toys, activity books, gift cards, and many other items which are just under or in excess of $1,000,000.