Nurses House, Inc. is launching its eighth annual Dolphins for Nurses campaign to raise funds for regis­tered nurses in need from April 12 to May 12. Nurses House, Inc. is the only national fund for regis­tered nurses focused on raising funds for nursing colleagues facing serious illness or injury by offering paper dolphins in exchange for $1, $5 or $10 donations.

Individ­uals and groups can also raise funds online at www​.nurse​shouse​.org during the month­long period. If you or your group is inter­ested in partic­i­pating in the Dolphins for Nurses fundraising campaign by hosting a fundraiser during Nurses Week or the month leading up to it, simply contact Stephanie Dague, Director of Devel­op­ment, at sdague@nurseshouse.org or (518) 456‑7858 x127 for a packet. Nurses House will provide all the neces­sary materials to host an exciting and successful fundraiser for your colleagues in need which can easily be incor­po­rated into existing Nurses Week activities.

Funds provided by Nurses House to an RN in need can be used for housing and medical expenses, such as rent or mortgage payments, health insur­ance premiums, medical bills and prescrip­tion medica­tions. Any RN residing in the U.S. who is facing a hardship situa­tion and whose monthly income is insuf­fi­cient to meet his or her basic needs is encour­aged to apply. Appli­ca­tions are avail­able on the Nurses House website www​.nurse​shouse​.org or by calling (518) 456‑7858.

Nurses House, Inc. is the only national 501©3 organi­za­tion providing finan­cial assis­tance to RNs in need. The organization’s sole mission is to provide short-term aid to nurses who are unable to support themselves finan­cially as a result of illness, injury or other catastrophic event. Since Nurses House began offering aid to nurses in the 1960s the organi­za­tion has helped thousands of nurses in all 50 states regain health and produc­tivity. In the past three years alone, Nurses House has distrib­uted grants totaling over $500,000 to RNs in need.