Cook Children's

A nonprofit organization

$39,792 raised by 152 donors

53% complete

$75,000 Goal

Over 105 years ago, we opened our doors with an inspiring Promise to improve the well-being of every child in our care and in our communities. Our health care system has grown and changed over the years, but the magic of Cook Children's has remained the same.

Child Life at Cook Children's

Moments of magic are around every corner at Cook Children's, and our Child Life team is there to help our patients find them. Whether they're helping a child or sibling understand complex emotions, explaining a procedure in kid-friendly terms or calming a child's fears, Child Life specialists are essential to our patients' healing journeys.

"My Child Life specialist, Kat, used a stuffed animal to explain how my port would be inserted, and it helped calm me down.” – Aria, age 8, acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Giving Activity


Our Promise: Knowing every child's life is sacred, we promise to improve the well-being of every child in our care and our communities.


We believe in the healing power of play. Through play, children express fear and anxiety, share their perceptions and explore solutions to problems. Every child at Cook Children's has the opportunity to engage with our Child Life team. Families are never billed for Child Life services or programs, and that's why we need your support.

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, we can continue to provide essential Child Life services to patients at no cost to their family. Your donation today can create a moment of magic for a sick or injured child.

Equity Statement

At Cook Children's, diversity, equity and inclusion are more than mere words, they are the core of who we are. We celebrate qualities that make each person unique, and embrace all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identification, sexual orientation, disabilities, religious practices, or socioeconomic status. We are also working every day to ensure that we are creating equitable opportunities for our current and future staff members. As a pediatric health care system, we're also committed to initiatives that strive for health equity for all children and their families. Improving the lives of every child through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.

Racism and prejudices of any kind are social determinants to health with impacts that can last throughout the person's lifetime and harms our community and the families we care for on a daily basis. We strongly encourage tolerance and understanding for all, and we understand the importance of moving forward in a spirit of love and community.

Organization Data


Organization name

Cook Children's

Tax id (EIN)




Health Care, Mental/Behavioral Health, Youth & Children

Operating Budget

$10,000,000 or more

Counties Served

Wise, Tarrant, Somervell, Rockwall, Parker, Palo Pinto, Navarro, Montague, Kaufman, Johnson, Hunt, Hood, Grayson, Fannin, Erath, Ellis, Denton, Dallas, Cooke, Collin

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


801 7th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104