Enriches the lives of chronically and critically ill
children by providing them and their families with access to iPads, notebook
computers, DVD players, portable Play Station game systems, and other
electronic handheld games, to pass the time during recovery and treatment.
In December of 2009, two of Charles' Lockers were launched at Ann & Robert
H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. These lockers are expected to impact
the lives of nearly 130,000 ill children each year.
In the fall of 2010, Charles launched a locker on the
pediatric floor at Ronald McDonald’s Children’s Hospital of Loyola University
Medical Center. This locker is expected to service nearly 85,100 chronically
and critically ill children and their families each year.
In the summer of 2011, Charles launched his fourth
locker at Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital which touches the lives of more
than 20,000 children and their families each year. Advocate Hope is a specialty
hospital located in Oak Lawn, Illinois that provides extraordinary medical
expertise in a child-centered environment. It is also home to The Heart
Institute for Children (THIC) which is the largest pediatric cardiology program
in the United States.
In March 2012, Charles launched his 5th locker at Rush
Children's Hospital reaching more than 55,000 children and their families each
In October 2012, Charles launched a locker
at Ft. Hood Medical Center providing those much needed electronics and games to
wounded warriors and their families. This locker is expected to touch the lives
of nearly 80,000 patients and their families each year.
Field of Dreams
This program provides chronically and critically ill
children and their families with magical memories by fulfilling sports-related
wishes. Throughout the year, we offer unique opportunities including tickets to
the Carolina game.
Each December, Charles, his wife, Jackie, and a few of
Santa's elves visit Chicago-area hospitals to pass out gifts, visit with
families and partake in hospital activities, like bingo, to help spread holiday
TendHER Heart Luncheon
Each spring more
than 150 mothers of critically and chronically ill children are invited to
attend a special brunch, honoring them for the sacrifices they make in caring
for their ill child. The brunch will provide these women with the opportunity
to "take a minute" for themselves and enjoy each other's company and
The Tiana Fund program provides assistance
to economically at-risk persons or families in-need that will strengthen their
ability to care for themselves, enhance their stability and security, and
improve their quality of life or their ability to contribute to the community.
Applications are only available at Chicago-area hospitals or pre-approved
If you are looking for support from the Tiana Fund, please have your hospital social worker contact The Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation Executive Director, Jessica Madrid, at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an application.