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A Campaign for the Clinic for Special Children

Lead Gift Challenge Raise next $4.5 million by March 2023
Campaign Completion Phase Raise last $4 million by March 2024
Final Goal Finish everything

The Clinic for Special Children has a wonderful problem.

Thanks to the Clinic’s major advances in both diagnosis and treatment, many genetic disorders that used to be fatal in childhood are now survivable or preventable. Accordingly, 30 percent of patients served by the Clinic today are 14 or older. Their complex conditions require ongoing monitoring and specialty care.

The Clinic was not originally designed to serve children and adults, and is too small to accommodate current demand. The waiting room is often standing room only. Former conference rooms now house cubicles for our growing staff. The Clinic needs a larger facility so we can treat patients into adulthood and serve an ever-increasing number of children and their
families.

In recognition of our growing facility requirements, we searched for a new location. We established three essential criteria: proximity to the Clinic’s patients, accessibility to the broader Plain community, and to be within a 30-minute drive of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital.

We are excited to announce that the Clinic has purchased a site in Leacock Township that meets all our criteria! Generous assistance from a few friends funded the land purchase.

Now we must raise the funds to build a new Clinic. We hope you will join us to make this vision a reality. It represents the vital next step in keeping our long-standing promise to provide optimal, compassionate care for vulnerable people living with genetic diseases.

With hope and gratitude,

A Campaign to Change Lives


A Wonderful Problem

Thanks to the Clinic’s major advances in diagnosis and treatment, many genetic disorders that were fatal in childhood are now survivable or preventable. Today, 30% of patients we serve are 14 or older. Their complex conditions require ongoing monitoring and specialty care.

The current Clinic was not originally designed to serve children and adults, and is too small to accommodate current demand. The Clinic needs a larger facility so we can treat patients into adulthood and serve an ever-increasing number of children and their families.

The new three-floor center will be a larger, more spacious, and more accessible version of our current facility and will feature a design centered around patients and families.

Ideally Situated

The Clinic’s new site places us in the middle of Lancaster County’s Plain communities, just east of Intercourse on Old Philadelphia Pike at Hatville Road. It will be easily accessible by horse and buggy.

The Clinic will sit behind our neighbor, the Community Care Center, a care facility for Plain adults with special needs. Our two organizations are collaborating and sharing land development costs to reduce the overall costs of our projects.

Building Hope

Campaign Leadership

Capital Campaign Committee

Chair

  • Herman Bontrager

Vice Chairs

  • Jan Bergen
  • Elam Esh
  • Leon Hoover
  • Mark Martin

Committee Members

  • Rick & Maureen Finkel
  • Terry Flotte, MD
  • John Herman
  • Lori Maley
  • Issac Nolt
  • Melvin Stoltzfus
  • Glenn Zimmerman

Honorary Committee

  • Kenneth & Mary Ann Burkholder
  • Joseph B. Martin, MD, PhD
  • Clark McSparren, MD
  • Robert Scala, PhD
  • John Thackrah
  • Martha Thornton

Ways to Give

Ready to discuss a gift to the Keeping the Promise:Building Hope Campaign? Interested in volunteering, a tour, or a personal meeting?

Please contact the Clinic’s Development team at:
717-687-9407 or giving@clinicforspecialchildren.org

Clinic for Special Children
Attn: Development Team
535 Bunker Hill Road
Strasburg, PA 17579

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