Play is a child's work

Help sick kids laugh and smile - and be kids

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Encourage Smiles, Laughter, Healing, Family

Donate today to help make hospital stays a little less frightening for sick children and provide family outings that make everyday life a little more fun. Here are some ways you can help:

  • $50 provides two cuddly teddy bears
  • $100 provides an amusement park Escape for two
  • $150 provides a clown or music session
  • $250 provides a hospital party

Our impact

For the past 33 years, enCourage Kids Foundation has enhanced the quality of life for millions of children with health challenges and chronic illnesses. We bring programs to pediatric patients that hospital budgets typically don't cover and that help children successfully cope with illness, injury and treatment so that they may continue to live normal lives during their medical journey.

  • 45,000 Hospital Happenings parties and entertainer visits
  • 30,000 cuddly teddy bears distributed to comfort hospitalized children
  • 4,100 Escapes for 4,000 sick children and their families
  • 300 computer tablets placed in hospitals, customized for use with pediatric patients
  • 33 Care Rooms (hospital treatment room renovations)
  • $14.8 million awarded to 818 Child Life projects in hospitals
  • Currently partnering with 121 hospitals and serving 275,000 children annually

With your support, more sick children will receive opportunities to laugh and play. Thank you!

enCourage Kids Foundation is a proud BBB Accredited Charity Seal Holder and meets all 20 of the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability.


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