Kick Off the Season of Giving with enCourage Kids

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As the giving season approaches, enCourage Kids invites you to be a source of joy and healing for children and families facing the challenges of illness and hospitalization. 


This Giving Tuesday, your compassionate contribution to our enCourage Kids Teddy Bear initiative can bring courage, peace, and joy to those who need it most.


Sara was terrified in the emergency room as she grappled with severe stomach pain. Confronted with the prospect of an IV placement, her anxiety was overwhelming. Yet, thanks to Teddy, a tool designed for both comfort and education, Sara found the strength to confront her fears. The Child Life Specialist used Teddy to demonstrate the procedure, turning a frightening moment into a moment of courage and calm. As Sara hugged tightly onto Teddy during the IV placement, she emerged with a proud smile, proclaiming her bravery to her mom.


Support kids like Sara with a donation here


Every $30 sends a child a Bear. Your donation of $150 can extend this transformative experience to five more children like Sara. By sending a family of Teddy Bears, you are not just gifting a cuddly companion; you’re providing a tangible source of strength, encouragement, and joy during their hospital stay.


Here’s how your contribution can make a lasting impact:

  • Ignite Courage: Your donation helps children like Sara face medical procedures with bravery and resilience, fostering a sense of accomplishment and pride.
  • Create Calm: The enCourage Kids Teddy Bear becomes a steadfast companion, offering solace during challenging moments and creating a comforting presence for children in the hospital.
  • Inspire Delight: Your generosity contributes to a brighter holiday season for children and their families, turning what could be a difficult time into one filled with smiles and hope.


Join enCourage Kids in making a difference this Giving Tuesday. Your kindness has the power to transform the hospital experience for pediatric patients.


Why enCourage Kids?

For 38 years, enCourage Kids Foundation has helped humanize healthcare for children and their families by resourcing impact-driven pediatric programs and supporting the Child Life Community.Serving more than one million children annually, our programs offer relief from the constant burden of treatment, hospital stays, and doctor appointments, while also helping pediatric facilities to meet the unique needs of their patients.