Gill Children's Services
Gill Children's Services is a funding source of last resort that provides a safety net for Tarrant County, Texas children whose medical, dental, physical, social, psychological or educational needs have not been met by other community resources. Gill is celebrating our 31st year of serving children in Tarrant County. For any organization, 31 years is an achievement, but for a nonprofit, it clearly represents the need in the community for our services. Due to support by donors like Speedway Children's Charities, Gill has been able to support over 40,000 children in our community with their unmet needs.
Families turn to Gill to fill the gap where local, state and federal resources have failed. Lack of affordable oral health care is a major problem facing children in our community. Donations received from Speedway Children's Charities has allowed Gill to help a 3 year old girl who was in need of 6 root canals, 8 crowns, 2 extractions and 2 space maintainers. Due to the child's age, this procedure would have to be completed in a hospital. The mother of this child works, but does not have dental coverage and did not qualify for Medicaid or CHIP. Gill works closely with our treatment providers to offer the best possible pricing for their services, typically at Medicaid/CHIP costs. This allows the donor dollar to stretch that much further when assisting children in need.
The ongoing support Gill has received from Speedway Children's Charities over the years has allowed us to provide the necessary resources to provide oral health care, education, prescription assistance, medical equipment and other services to children with unmet needs. Speedway Children's Charities is committed to changing the lives of children.