Tartu University Hospital Children’s Foundation “Help children with diabetes”
How does your donation help?
Tartu University Hospital Children’s Foundation is one of Estonia’s oldest and largest charity organisations that has been helping severely ill children cover costs related to their conditions from the year 2000. The foundation also supports the purchase of necessary equipment to TUH Children’s Hospital and other children’s infirmaries, bringing foreign lecturers to Estonia, and training of nurses and doctors.
The long, continuous and renowned activity in supporting children in need has brought us more and more work. The similar nature of the problems that people turn to us with have brought up weak points in Estonia’s social and healthcare system to which we, along with specialists and supporters, try to find solutions.
We need donators to help purchase insulin pumps and transmitters for diabetic children. An insulin pump spares children from daily needle pricking by constantly measuring the level of glucose in blood and dosing the needed amount of insulin. The pump also shows the fluctuation trend of blood sugar, based on which it is possible to make necessary amends in therapy and diet.
Estonian Healthcare covers the cost of the newer version of the insulin pump in 50% with the rest (ca 900 euros) to be paid by families themselves. Transmitters cost about 500 euros, but these are not subsidised by the government. These expenses are too much for many families. The Children’s Foundation helps as many as 10 children a year to purchase insulin pumps. For one child the subsidy is 1000-1500 euros.
The organization is included on the list of income tax incentive non-profit organizations and the donors will get back the income tax paid from their donation and the donations made by companies are tax-free (Estonian Income Tax Act § 49). Read more about taxes: Donating and taxes.
- Private donations
- Swedbank rewards points
Here you can see the donations made to the organization since June 2014.
The donated Swebank Rewards Points will be transferred to the organizations and made visible twice a year – on December and June.