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Services for Hospitalized or Terminally Ill Children (A-Z)

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Angels of Destiny
Creates hand-painted angels for seriously ill people (especially children) free of charge throughout the US.
Web: http://www.angelsofdestiny.org

 

Brave Kids

Our mission is to help children with chronic, life-threatening illnesses or disabilities.

Contact Information

1510 11th Street, Suite 203, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: (310) 395-5474
Toll Free: (888) 653-2393
Fax Number: (310) 395-5402

Web: www.bravekids.org
Email: info@bravekids.org

 

Children's Wish Foundation
Foundation which fulfills the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses in order to provide them and their families with special memories and the experience of a lifetime.
Contact Information

Toll Free: 800-323-WISH (323-9474)
Web: www.childrenswish.org
Email: wish@childrenswish.org
 

The Dream Factory
Organization dedicated to granting the dreams of children ages 3-18 with life-threatening illnesses. Cannot have participated in other wish granting programs.
Contact Information

Toll Free: 800-456-7556
Web: www.dreamfactoryinc.com
Email: info@dreamfactoryinc.com
 

Give Kids The World Village
Free vacation packages for kids with serious illnesses who qualify (and their families). Give Kids The World is a 51-acre, nonprofit resort that provides accommodations, attraction tickets, and meals for children with life-threatening illnesses whose one wish is to visit the Central Florida attractions. Give Kids The World, which was founded in 1986, welcomes more than 5,000 families a year and has hosted more than 50,000 families from all 50 states and 50 countries.

Contact Information
Give Kids The World

Phone: 407) 396-1114

Web: www.gktw.org

 

Hugs & Hope

An organization committed to sharing joy and love with sick children and their families by encouraging and comforting them through "happy mail," goodie packages, wish granting, balloon bouquets, Christmas gifts, and more.

Contact Information
Hugs & Hope

P.O. Box 56
Harshaw, WI 54529

Web: http://www.hugsandhope.org/

 

Jonah & The Whale Foundation, Inc.

Helping Families of Disabled & Chronically ill Children

Contact Information
P.O. Box 981
Mars, PA 16046
(877) 49-Jonah(56624)
Email: Info@JTWF.org
Web: http://www.JTWF.org

 

Make A Child Smile (MACS)
http://www.makeachildsmile.org
Make A Child Smile, known commonly as MACS, is a non-profit organization that provides emotional and financial support to critically ill children and their families. Visitors to the site can participate by sending the featured children cards, letters, and small gifts through postal mail.
 

Make a Wish Foundation

http://www.makeawish.org/

 

Songs of Love Foundation

http://www.songsoflove.org/

A patient's parent, legal guardian or hospital staff can request a FREE song for a specific child. Please contact our office and request a profile sheet, or you can download an Acrobat PDF file of our profile sheet. This profile is used to write a song containing the child's name, hobbies, favorite things, etc. There is no charge for this service. Please allow 4 to 8 weeks for the completed song to be delivered to you. In case of special circumstances we can have the song ready as quickly as needed.

 

Starlight Children's Foundation - Midwest Chapter
Foundation dedicated to brightening the lives of chronically, critically, or terminally ill children ages 4-18 and their families who live in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, or Wisconsin, through wish-granting activities. Cannot have had a wish previously granted by Starlight or any other wish foundation.

Contact Information

Phone: 312-251-STAR
Web: www.starlight-chicago.org
 

Sunshine Foundation
Foundation which fulfills the wishes of children ages 3-21 with life-threatening illnesses in order to provide them and their families special memories and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Operates Dream Village in Loughman, Fla., a residential facility with accessible accommodations, transportation, pool, playground, and miniature golf course.

Loughman, FLA

Contact Information

Toll Free: 863-424-4188
Web: www.sunshinefoundation.com
 

Decorations to dream by: Group surrounds ailing children with creativity - While adults all around her cried, Clare Walsh smiled and cooed as she lay in her new crib, staring at the lights and toy hummingbirds dangling above her.

  

VisitingOurs

165 West End Avenue

New York, NY 10023

Toll Free: 800.989.8592
Web: www.VisitingOurs.com

Email: info@VisitingOurs.com

Use VisitingOurs.com as a single point of contact in a crisis, and relieve your mind. The site is the result of a psychologist's dream and is a place you can turn to with confidence. VisitingOurs.com enables anyone with a sick or hospitalized family member to keep their family and friends updated about the patient's condition and progress without making multiple phone calls. In this way, VisitingOurs reduces the burden placed on family caregivers during a medical episode. After simple, free and secure set up, a patient page can be 'visited' by select people from anywhere around the world. Your information is private and can only be viewed by people you select and supply with your PIN number. You can enter e-mail addresses, and those addresses will be automatically alerted when your page is updated. The site helps provide support for the patient or caretaker by allowing visitors to leave messages. VisitingOurs.com has already enabled nearly 40,000 people around the world to feel connected and remain informed at anytime, from anywhere.

 

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