Pledge Your Signature Today

Tuesday, May 5th, is Giving Tuesday Now, a global day of unity and giving that was created in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Today we come together as a collective UMD community to show our support to those working tirelessly during this unprecedented time. The nurses and doctors at Children’s National Hospital are risking their lives every day in order to make sure that the children of our community can stay as healthy and safe as possible. Today we are asking all of you to do one simple thing, sign our pledge that you are committed to offering support For The Kids in any way that you possibly can.

For some, this aid will be simply staying inside, so that Miracle Kids like Mason and Brooke can go back to school and see their friends. For others, we ask that you donate any amount you can, as all funds will go directly towards COVID relief efforts. Please stay healthy and safe during this time, and we can’t wait to see you all in person soon.



We can’t wait to see you all back on campus! You can sign up now for Terp Thon’s 2021 Dance Marathon on March 6th by registering here!


During this unprecedented and challenging time, Children’s National Hospital continues to bring hope and healing by providing drive-up/walk through COVID-19 testing sites exclusively for pediatric patients, the first one of its kind in the nation. Your support for Terp Thon and Children’s National Hospital is a bright light during this time of uncertainty. All donations made at this time go directly to the Hospital’s COVID Relief Fund and will be matched by the University of Maryland Do Good Institute.

Consider donating the following amounts to signify your support:

  • $1 since Children’s National Hospital was the 1st hospital in the country to have a drive up testing center for children
  • $6 for the 6 feet required to maintain social distancing 
  • $20 to represent the recommended amount of time to wash your hands
  • $40 for the 400 Children in the State of Maryland who have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • $95 to represent a N95 mask that is preferred for those within the hospital