13 Jun 2020

In the Face of Bigotry and Hate – Let’s Reaffirm Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2020 NEW YORK, NY – At Children of Bellevue, we are deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and the numerous other racially targeted attacks on the Black community that have occurred around the...

01 Apr 2020

Help Front Line Staff Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic

This is urgent. At NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, we are fighting on the front lines to protect all of us during the COVID-19 Coronavirus global pandemic. This public health crisis needs to be met with a once-in-a-lifetime response to support our hospital, our staff, and our patients....

22 Oct 2019

Spirit of Children Brings Funds and Fun to Kids at New York City Health + Hospitals/Bellevue

Spirit of Children Brings Funds and Fun to Kids at New York City Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Through Partnership With Children of Bellevue, Inc. Spirit of Children’s $10M national fundraising goal helps support local Child Life departments – 100% of local donations stay local Spirit of Children Halloween...

09 Jan 2019

Applauding NYC Care: Mayor de Blasio’s Plan to Guarantee Health Care as a Right for All New Yorkers

NYC Care will serve 600,000 currently uninsured New Yorkers and provide access to NYC Health + Hospitals’ physicians, pharmacies, and mental health and substance abuse services for all January 8, 2019 NEW YORK, NY - Every child and every family—regardless of their immigration status, their ability to...

04 Aug 2017

Jerry’s House Comes to Bellevue!

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26 May 2017

May 2017

Bike Helmets: Children of Bellevue provides bike helmets every Spring through the Pediatric Outpatient Clinic. Prom Dresses: Trinity School Change makers conducted a drive for donations and partnered with Children of Bellevue to host a popup Prom Dress Shop in the Medical Ballroom in the H Building...

25 May 2017

Toast Thank You from Co-Chairs

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30 Apr 2017

Selenis Leyva recibe reconocimiento en Nueva York

Selenis Leyva recibe reconocimiento en Nueva York

06 Apr 2017

Read The Latest in Our Spring 2017 Newsletter

Click to Read About All the New Changes Happening at Children of Bellevue in our Spring 2017 Newsletter!  

30 Mar 2017

March 2017 Introducing CoB to the Latino Community

Introducing CoB to the Latino Community Univision- A Tu Lado ABC 7- Tiempo (w/Joe Torres) Part 3 ABC7 – Tiempo(w/Joe Torres) Part 4

20 Dec 2016

2016 I Heart Radio Interview – Children of Bellevue Levels the Playing Field

2016 I Heart Radio Interview: Children of Bellevue Levels the Playing Field

28 Sep 2016

Read The Latest in Our September 2016 Newsletter

Click to Read About All the New Changes Happening at Children of Bellevue in our September 2016 Newsletter!  

26 Aug 2016

The Latest News From Our Adolescent Prenatal Program

By Angel Park and Florencia Catanzaro, Child Life Specialists The Adolescent Prenatal Program empowers young mothers and their supports to participate in a healthy pregnancy. Within an encouraging environment, young parents-to-be receive comprehensive care from the medical and child life team. The medical team focuses on providing...

13 Jun 2016

Our Zumbathon Was A Great Success!

Thank you to all of our supporters who helped us raise over $7,000 through our Zumbathon event on June 9th!  Thank you to Z Club NYC for partnering with us to make it possible, and such a success.  To those of you who came out and did zumba, we...

08 Feb 2016

Register to Support Children of Bellevue When You Run the 2016 New York City Marathon

We are thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as one of the charity partners in for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6, 2016!  To register yourself and your team, fill out this form.    If you need any assistance, please...

28 Dec 2015



23 Dec 2015

Toast to the Children 2016 is Around the Corner!

Children of Bellevue will be celebrating 20 Years of Toast to the Children!   To find our more about this year's event, please visit our Event Journal Site here.

24 Nov 2015

The Story of Bennie

The story I am about to tell you gets off to a rough start. But I hope that you will read it all the way through, because it does have a happy ending, thanks to you. Bennie wasn't a bad kid. He was a sad kid. His...

06 Nov 2015

2016 Children of Bellevue Calendars + Note Cards Are Now On Sale

The 2016 Children of Bellevue Calendars and Note Cards are now available for pick in the Children of Bellevue office on the Mezzanine Floor of the Bellevue Hospital Center H Building (Room ME15). If you are interested in purchasing a calendar, please contact the office at 212-562-4130. These...

02 Nov 2015

Start Your Holiday Shopping Early and Support Reach Out & Read

It is time to get your holiday shopping started! In case your travels don’t take you through the Atrium lobby, be sure to head over there in your spare time and check out the amazing book fair! Children of Bellevue, in partnership with Bellevue Hospital Center and...

15 Oct 2015

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Our Infant Layette Program provides pajamas, blankets and cute little outfits so that babies born at Bellevue are off to a warm, comfortable and, dare we say, ‘stylish’, start in life. The families receiving these layettes, families like Sarah's, always leave the hospital uplifted and ready to start a wonderful...

29 Sep 2015

Children of Bellevue 2014 Annual Report

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10 Sep 2015

Enjoy Reading our September 2015 Newsletter

Click here to read our latest newsletter and get a little more insight into the amazing works our Child Life & Development  team do to provide More Than Medicine to some of the Tri-State Area's most vulnerable children.  

24 Aug 2015

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Volunteer Event Guidelines

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Volunteer Event Guideline: It is our pleasure to welcome you as our guests and we are very grateful to have you join us.   We would also like to give you some guidelines to make sure you enjoy your volunteer experience! Here are some...

03 Aug 2015

Corporate Volunteers Bring the Fun!

Last Thursday, July 30th, we at Children of Bellevue were happy to have volunteers from U.S. Bank as our guests.  Over 20 of their hardworking employees joined us throughout the hospital--in the pediatric clinic and on the Child & Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit--wherein they read stories, face-painted,...

31 Jul 2015

Thank You For Making Our Summer Appeal Such a Success

We would sincerely like to thank all of the donors who have made our Summer 2015 Appeal a resounding success.  Thanks to your efforts we were able to raise close to $10,000 to help keep our programs running and keep providing More Than Medicine to some of...

15 Jul 2015

Shop for Summer Reading and Support Reach Out and Read

It is time to get your summer reading on! In case your travels don't take you through the Atrium lobby, be sure to head over there in your spare time and check out the amazing book fair! Children of Bellevue, in partnership with Bellevue Hospital Center and...

10 Jul 2015

Dog Days of Summer!

  In the summer months ahead, when many of our donors are away on vacation, we count on your support more than ever to provide hope, healing and recovery. Your gift of $100, $500, $1,000 or $5,000 will help sustain all of our programs and services through...

24 Jun 2015

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10 Apr 2015

Iconic graffiti artist and muralist John “CRASH” Matos Has Donated Original Artwork to Toast Silent Auction!

  Iconic graffiti artist and muralist John "CRASH" Matos Has Donated Original Artwork to Toast Silent Auction! John “CRASH” Matos Born in 1961 in Bronx, New York. Lives and works in New York City. John Matos known as “CRASH” affixes his mark on the trains of New York...

30 Mar 2015

Read our Latest Newsletter

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12 Dec 2014

2015 Children of Bellevue Calendar and Note Cards are now on sale

The 2015 Children of Bellevue Calendars and Note Cards are now available for pick in the Children of Bellevue office on the Mezzanine Floor of the Bellevue Hospital Center H Building (Room ME15).  If you are interested in purchasing a calendar, please  contact the office at 212-562-4130. These...

13 Nov 2014

2014 Holiday Wish Lists

Children of Bellevue 2014 Holiday Wish Lists As the year draws to a close and we pause to reflect on the past twelve months, it is only natural that we think about those who are less fortunate than we are, and wonder what we can do to...

13 Nov 2014



16 Sep 2014

Shop for our Cause

    Children of Bellevue is once again pleased to  announce its third year partnership with The Spirit of Halloween Stores.  Spirit of Children is the non-profit arm of the Spirit Halloween Stores that pop up all over the city in vacant retail stores and then disappear...

16 Sep 2014

Scully and Scully Shopping Event

SCULLY & SCULLY, Home of America's largest Herend collection, is hosting a shopping event where guests can have their selections signed and personalized by acclaimed Herend artist Marianna Steigervald during the following times: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 9 AM- 6 PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 9 AM- 2 PM...

17 Jul 2014

Children of Bellevue 2013 Annual Report

Click on the image below to view Children of Bellevue's 2013 Annual Report as a .pdf.  Please contact us if you would like us to mail you a hard copy.  

07 Jul 2014

“Footloose: The Hits of ’84” – to benefit Children of Bellevue

How does an 80's jam in the heart of the summer, to benefit Children of Bellevue and their new Music Therapy program sound? The "Leave A Lasting Mark" Concert Series is proud to present a tribute to the timeless pop hits of an unmatched era in music...

21 Mar 2014

Sculptures Vandalized at Bellevue Hospital’s Serene Escape

The Sobriety Garden has offered tranquility to child, adolescent and adult patients at the hospital, as well as staff and visitors. Here at Children of Bellevue, we are deeply saddened that the sculptures have been vandalized and would love to rebuild! If you are interested in helping...

08 Jan 2014

Children of Bellevue, Inc. 2012 Audited Financial Statements

Click below to download: Children of Bellevue, Inc. 2012 Audited Financial Statements  

02 Dec 2013

NY Times: Gifts That Reflect the Spirit of the Season

Click the image below to read what Nicholas Kristof had to say about the  Reach Out and Read Program on his Sunday New York Times Post.

12 Nov 2013

Order your 2014 Children of Bellevue Calendars and Note Cards today!

These one-of-a-kind pieces make great teachers’ gifts and holiday presents for the whole family. Delivery is anticipated by the second week of December.   You may chose to have items mailed to you, or picked up in the Children of Bellevue Office, H-Building, ME-15. Thank you again...

28 Aug 2013

Children of Bellevue’s Video Interaction Project is now being replicated at Woodhull Hospital!

Woodhull Medical Center's video project aims to promote school readiness in low-income infants. Participating low-income families are videotaped reading and interacting with their kids. For more info click on the image below:

07 Aug 2013

CoB in today’s Post

Read what Regina Calcaterra says about how Children of Bellevue helped her tell her story by clicking on the image below.    

05 Aug 2013

2012 Annual Report: A Year of Stories

Please Click the image below to find the PDF-version of the official 2012 COB Annual Report.

05 Aug 2013

Children of Bellevue July Newsletter

Our July Newsletter is now available online! Click the images below to learn more about our staff, our special programs, and our donors.

22 Jan 2013

17th Annual Toast to the Children

Every spring, friends of Children of Bellevue, Inc. come together to host our largest benefit of the year -- Toast to the Children. Toast to the Children is a quintessential annual New York City Food & Drink Event to support innovative, life‐changing pediatric programs at Bellevue Hospital...

21 Dec 2012

Corporate Honoree for Toast to the Children

Children of Bellevue is pleased to announce the selection of our Corporate Honoree for Toast to the Children 2013, Joel S. Marcus, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.  When it was founded in 1994, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. was the first real estate investment trust (REIT) to...

07 Aug 2012

Reach Out and Read Program on PBS Newshour

Watch Pediatricians Add Reading to Essential Health Check-Up List on PBS. Please show your support for our program by donating here: DONATE

31 May 2012

May Volunteer Events

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who helped make May 8 another great event! The younger children of 21-South created special Mother's Day flower crafts using paper plates, tissue paper, glue, and of course, glitter!   The teens on 21-West decorated t-shirts to keep cool...

25 Apr 2012

Toast to the Children 2012

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, Toast to the Children raised over $230,000!

21 Mar 2012

March Volunteer Events

March was a major month for volunteering! On March 11, 2012 volunteer group New York State of Mind came back to Bellevue to help the younger unit of Child & Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry create leprechaun hats out of foam paper.     March 13 marked our monthly...

23 Feb 2012

Bellevue Hospital – Celebrating 275 Years of Service

This year, Bellevue Hospital Center celebrated its 275 Anniversary. For a look back at Bellevue Hospital through the ages, visit Bellevue Hospital Center's flickr page.

15 Feb 2012

Thank you to our volunteers from Sears!

On February 14, Valentine's Day, volunteers from the Sears Holdings Corporation helped the children of Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry worked with the children to decorate denim tote bags for themselves or loved ones. The group also lead a discussion on what love is, different kinds of...

14 Feb 2012

Arkadium Volunteer Group

On February 12, volunteers from Arkadium helped the children of Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry explore the history of our presidents, what the president's job is, and what the American flag represents. They also created their own flag or currency, should they ever become president. Thank you...

14 Feb 2012

February Volunteers

On February 7th, volunteers helped the younger children of Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry craft valentines for their loved ones. Many children created valentines for their parents, friends, and some of the nursing staff. On February 9th, volunteers helped the teens of Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry...

16 Jan 2012

Calendars are here!

2014 Children of Bellevue Calendars and Note Cards are now on sale The 2015 Children of Bellevue Calendars and Note Cards are now available for pick in the Children of Bellevue office on the Mezzanine Floor of the Bellevue Hospital Center H Building (Room ME15).  If you are...

12 Jan 2012

2012: A Great Year to Volunteer

On January 10, 2012, volunteers painted sweatshirts with the teens and younger children of Child & Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry. This activity not only allows patients to express themselves but also provides them with warm winter-wear during the colder months.    For more information on volunteering or how...

29 Nov 2011

Donate through Goodie Mags

Children of Bellevue has partnered with Goodie Mags, a fellow 501(c)(3), to provide the children at Bellevue Hospital Center's fun and challenging ways to combat the boredom and fear that can come with a prolonged hospital stay. These books are distributed to children and teens in the...

23 Nov 2011

Thanksgiving Volunteer Activity

Volunteers joined the children and adolescents of Inpatient Psychiatry in building "Thankfulness Trees" to display on each unit. The teens and volunteers worked together to build trees and then decorate with colored leaves. The younger unit decorated leaves and wrote things they were thankful for on each...

29 Oct 2011

October Pumpkin Painting

 On October 25, volunteers got together with the children and adolescents of Inpatient Psychiatry to paint pumpkins for the Halloween season. Volunteers contributed supplies, snacks, and creativity! [gallery link="file" columns="2"]

29 Sep 2011

Story Night Stories: October 3, 2011

Starry Night Stories was a huge success! Please show your support by donating here:

16 Sep 2011

End of Summer Cocktails Update!

The Children of Bellevue Junior Committee’s “End of Summer Cocktails” on Wednesday, September 14th was a huge a success in raising funds for Children of Bellevue.

15 Aug 2011

Give A Hug

Rebecca Meckler has requested that in lieu of purchasing a gift for her Bat Mitzvah, you make a donation to her Give-A-Hug-Fund. This program will provide Build-A-Bear® dolls at Bellevue Hospital, which serves some of New York’s neediest children. Rebecca’s decision to embrace the mission of Children...

26 Jul 2011

Hall Capital Partners Volunteers

On Wednesday, July 20th, volunteers from Hall Capital Partners volunteered with children from 21-South after their lunch. The kids got to paint "murals" on large pieces of paper, with the help of the volunteers. Some even chose to finger paint! After painting, the children enjoyed snacks donated...

26 Jul 2011

July Volunteer Event

On July 19th, volunteers joined the teens from the Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry Unit for their own carnival. Volunteers and teens had fun making ice cream sundaes, drawing with sidewalk chalk, playing kickball, bean bag toss, making masks, and getting their faces painted.

25 Jul 2011

Goldman Sachs Community Teamworks Volunteer Event

On Friday, July 15th, volunteers from Goldman Sachs Community Teamworks visited Bellevue Hospital to spend the afternoon with children from 21-South, the Child Inpatient Psychiatry Unit. Volunteers put together a carnival on the roof of Bellevue Hospital including face painting, a spin-wheel for prizes, ring toss, and...

16 Jul 2011


Children of Bellevue raised over $1,900 on June 28th at the Junior Board Bellevue at the Basin event held at the West 79 Street Boat Basin. We also raised nearly $1,000 on June 27th at the Elie Tahari Shopping event hosted by the Elie Tahari Company Store....

09 Jun 2011

Inpatient Psychiatry Celebrates Flag Day

On Tuesday,  June 7th, volunteers joined the kids in Bellevue Hospital Center's Inpatient Psychiatry units to learn about the upcoming Flag Day and have some fun. (more…)

08 Jun 2011

Over $240,000 raised!

Toast to the Children raised over $240,000 dollars through ticket sales, journal advertisements, individual donations, and sale of silent auction items! (more…)

07 Jun 2011

Spring 2011 Newsletter

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26 Jan 2011

Junior Committee Kickoff

January 25th's Junior Committee kickoff meet & greet, held at Union Bar. We had a great time talking about Children of Bellevue and the Junior Committee, and getting to know each other. For more information, visit the Junior Committee page on our site. [caption id="attachment_1372" align="aligncenter" width="300"...

25 Jan 2011

CoB welcomes a new president

At its annual meeting on January 23, the Board of Directors elected a new slate of officers, including naming Marc Bothwell as its new President. Mr. Bothwell replaces Jeffrey A. Meckler, who has served as President for four years and has taken up the position of Chair...

25 Jan 2011

Video Interaction Project on NPR

On January 10, 2011, Alix Spiegel of NPR's Morning Edition spoke about the impact Children of Bellevue's Video Interaction Project has on the families who participate in the program.  Ms. Spiegel also spoke with Dr. Alan Mendelsohn, a Behavioral Pediatrician at Bellevue Hospital, who pioneered the Video...

18 Nov 2010

Video Interaction Project wins NIH Grant

The Video Interact ion Project (VIP), a joint program of Children of Bellevue, Bellevue Hospital Center and NYU Medical Center this summer received a grant of approximately $400,000 per year for five years. VIP was founded in 1999 by Children of Bellevue and has since gone on...

18 Nov 2010

2011 Children of Bellevue Calendar

The 2011 Children of Bellevue Calendar is here! This year's calendar features the artwork of Priya Deb, age 8. (more…)

16 Nov 2010

10 years of The Loeb Center

[caption id="attachment_1727" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Child Abuse Pediatricians Margaret McHugh, Lori Legano, and Vincent Palusci"][/caption] On November 15, 2010 friends and staff gathered to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of The Frances L. Loeb Center for Child Protection and Development. Dr. Margaret McHugh, the director, founder...

08 Nov 2010

Bellevue Hospital Center’s Children’s Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program

[caption id="attachment_819" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="Bellevue Hospital COO, Steve Alexander; Dr. Jennifer Havens; Children of Bellevue Volunteer, Ms. Uma Thurman; Dr. Eric Manheimer; and Joe Schick, Chief of Staff for HHC"][/caption] From "HHC In The News", dated November 4, 2010: In response to a growing demand for children...

03 Nov 2010

Fall 2010 Newsletter

Click on each image to view the latest issue of  "News & Views", Children of Bellevue's quarterly newsletter. Fall 2010 News & Views

29 Sep 2010

Children of Bellevue on Vimeo!

More videos will be loaded to the Children of Bellevue page on Vimeo as they become available. Below you will find three videos of staff and patients describing Children of Bellevue, the work we do, and our impact. Toast 2009 - Video 1 from Children of Bellevue...

04 May 2010

Toast to the Children 2010 at Gotham Hall

[caption id="attachment_402" align="alignleft" width="300"] Tom Colicchio, Katie Freeborn, Helen and Nick Stephan[/caption] Children of Bellevue hosted the 14th Annual Toast to the Children, on Tuseday, May 18, 2010, to honor James R. Borynack with a Lifetime Achievement Award , and honorees Dana Cowin, Kim Diamond, Tony DiTerlizzi....

13 Oct 2009

The Art of Children of Bellevue

Each year Children of Bellevue produces a poster-sized calendar featuring the artwork and inspirational words of the adolescent psychiatric unit at Bellevue Hospital Center. This year’s calendar artwork is also featured, along with four other designs, on notecards. Calendars are sold for $2 and notecards are $10...