FLETCH stands for "Friends Love East Tennessee Children's Hospital" and is represented by an adorable 14" brown plush bear named FLETCH. FLETCH Club members are part of Children's Hospital's sustained giving program. East Tennessee Children's Hospital is a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt institution. Without a tax exemption, Children's Hospital would be forced to pass along our increased expenses to our patients. As our number of patients grows each year, so does our need for more equipment and larger facilities to serve our community. Charitable donations are the lifeblood of our hospital, and FLETCH Club members are the driving force behind helping us heal kids. You can become a FLETCH Club member by pledging $18 per month for as long as you care to give.
How does my donation help?
FLETCH Club members like you provide the consistent support of the community that Children's Hospital needs. Patients will benefit directly from your monthly donations in the form of new and improved technology, treatments and facilities.
Children's Hospital is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of donors like you in order to maintain the highest standard of care for kids in East Tennessee and beyond. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.
With this small monthly donation, you will make a huge difference in providing family-centered care to children across our region. START GIVING TODAY
For all questions regarding your FLETCH Club membership, including billing, deliveries, and donor information, please call 865-541-8441.
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FLETCH Club Member Benefits
For $18 each month, you will become a FLETCH club member and be given discounts from area retailers as a thank you for your continued support of Children's Hospital. The benefits of joining the FLETCH Club include...
With an initial donation of just $18 to Children's Hospital, you will receive a FLETCH bear of your own. Every year you are a FLETCH club member, you will be sent an accessory for your FLETCH bear to wear, like a hat or T-shirt.
Every month, different local retailers will offer exclusive coupons and discounts to FLETCH Club members. Your $18 donation will more than pay for itself each month with the savings you receive. Check out our sponsors!
At the beginning of each month, you will be emailed the exclusive FLETCH newsletter, containing that month's printable discount coupons, updates on the FLETCH program, donor news and patient stories.
Here are just some of the discounts FLETCH Club members have enjoyed so far:
Knoxville Ice Bears: Buy one ticket, get one FREE
Shoney's: FREE Hot Fudge Cake
Get to know the patients at Children's Hospital that your FLETCH Club donations will be helping.
Since the moment Jordan Henegar was born, she's been full of life, smiling her way through every day with her trademark grin plastered across her face. She even serves as one of East Tennessee Children's Hospital's child ambassadors.
Nine-year-old Brody Hamilton had one thing on his mind while recovering from surgery to remove juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. "He wanted to be able to run again," his mother Sarah said.
Both McClain and her identical twin, Campbell, have an eye condition that prevents their eyes from focusing on the same point. But with consistent visits to Children's Hospital, they now have their sights set on big plans.