What We Do
Through the Daughters of the Nile Foundation and Canadian Foundation, Daughters of the Nile contribute over $2 million dollars annually to Shriners Hospitals for Children® to be used for the medical care and rehabilitation of children. Since 1924, Daughters of the Nile have contributed more than $56 million, second only to the Shriners themselves.In recognition of monetary contributions by Daughters of the Nile, there are gold plaques, each representing $1 million, or engraved donor name recognition on the philanthropic walls of all 22 hospitals. Many hospitals have two gold plaques, several hospitals have three, and the Canadian hospital has four. Each year the members of Daughters of the Nile give generously of their time and talents to the hospitals by providing more than 150,000 volunteer hours at the Shriners Hospitals for Children®. In addition, they sew clothing and make quilts, and provide toys, books, games and other educational and recreational items for the children’s use, with an annual value of donated items in excess of $1,000,000.