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Our Mission:


For 65 years we have been providing for the health and well-being
of the precious patients at Cook Children's.


Our Angel Donors

Jewel Charity Angel donors are the cornerstone of our organization. In addition to uncompensated care, two Signature Projects are chosen yearly to be part of Jewel Charity’s focus. This year, your Angel gifts can be designated to either the Center for Vulnerable Children or the Creative Artists in Residence Programme (CARPE). Our Angel donors will be honored at the 65th Annual Jewel Charity Ball, held on December 15, 2018 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The Ball is Fort Worth’s longest standing black-tie event. This elegant gala serves as a celebration and culmination of the year and the time and talent that our Angel donors have selflessly given of themselves to Jewel Charity and Cook Children’s. 

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2018 Signature Projects


Center for vulnerable children

The Center for Vulnerable Children at Cook Children’s improves access to health care for abused and at-risk children; focusing on those in foster care. With your generous support, the Center ensures the medical and emotional needs of these precious children are met while being the first healthcare center in the nation to become truly integrated in all aspects of care.

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Creative artists in Residence Programme

Through creative experiences of painting, music, writing, dance, theater and artistic exploration, the children in the Creative Artists in Residence Programme at Cook Children’s can express themselves while improving physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. CARPE is provided free of charge to patients and their families and is supported financially by generous donors.

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Our Impact

Jewel Charity is known throughout Texas and the surrounding states as one of the most respected children's charities and as Cook Children's largest single donor organization. We are immensely proud of our long history and the thousands children who have benefited from our support at Cook Children's.



Million Dollars Raised

Since our inception in 1953, we have raised over $71 million for the precious patients at Cook Children's. These funds have been used to provide for the medical needs of countless children regardless of their families' ability to pay.



Years Serving the community

The vision of Jewel Charity began 65 years ago with two women, Mrs. Nenetta Burton Carter and Mrs. Bille Bransford Clark. Together they saw the need to provide medical care for children regardless of their families’ ability to pay. A committee of fifteen women was formed and within a month, these women wrote a constitution, recruited the membership, and held the first meeting. Jewel Charity’s first year of fundraising, which culminated with the first Jewel Charity Ball, resulted in a $9,000 donation to Fort Worth Children’s Hospital.



Thousand children Impacted

In 2017 alone, Cook Children's saw approximately 225,000 patients in the Emergency Department and Urgent Care facilities while over 110,000 patients visited Cook Children's Neighborhood Clinics.  Donations made to Jewel Charity impact children from across the state of Texas as well as many other states and countries.


Ways To Give


angel donors

Jewel Charity Angel donors are the cornerstone of our organization. Your Angel gifts provide access to care for all children regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Angel gifts also help support the new Center for Vulnerable Children which focuses on specialized care for children within the foster care system as well as the Creative Artists in Residence Programme (CARPE). 
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jewel charity invitational

The new Jewel Charity Invitational offers packages for Individuals and Teams as well as a Premium Package that includes the “Little Nine” par-3 course in addition to the 18-hole tournament. Each golfer plays his/her own ball throughout the round for both individual and team prizes. 
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Raffle Tickets

Prizes range from $5,000 gift certificates to luxury vehicles. Money raised from Raffle Ticket purchases help provide for the health and well-being of the patients at Cook Children’s and range from $20 to $100. Prize drawing is the night of the Ball and purchasers do not need to be present to win.
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Jewel Charity Underwriters provide funds that enable us to host events and catch the attention of prospective donors. We host Ladies’, Men’s, and other Community Events each fall that provide a location for our volunteers to sell Chance Tickets, an Angel party in November to thank our generous donors, and the Jewel Charity Ball in December which is Fort Worth’s longest-standing black tie event. These events raise awareness of the efforts of Jewel Charity and allow us to highlight local philanthropic businesses.


The Jewel Book - NO LONGER AVAILABLE for 2018

Jewel Charity annually publishes The Jewel, a full-color, hardbound keepsake book given to page sponsors and qualifying Angel donors. The Jewel features individuals and businesses in the community that support Cook Children’s. The book often sits on coffee tables, in waiting rooms or living spaces, and is referenced and admired throughout the year. A page in the book costs $650, which also includes a complimentary photo session with an Official Photographer and a copy of the book. 
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Silent Auction

Auction items, donated by businesses and individuals in the community, range from fine jewelery to exotic trips. Each item is carefully selected by our committee and the proceeds contribute to Jewel Charity’s annual gift to Cook Children’s. The silent auction is held the night of the Ball and winners do not need to be present to win.


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For us, it would be difficult to imagine our community without Cook Children’s. We are so thankful for the care our children have received there in the past, and the assurances of its’ providers and facilities gives us great comfort in the care that is extended to all of those in need, even across the country. Jewel Charity’s support of this “state of the art” institution is a true blessing. We are grateful to Jewel Charity.

- Brenda and Dale Anderson