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HopeKids, Inc.

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Crisis Support
  • Health & Medicine

Location

P.O. Box 44712Eden Prairie, MN 55344 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

HopeKids provides ongoing events & activities and a powerful, unique support community for families who have a child with cancer or some other life-threatening medical condition. We surround these remarkable children and their families with the message that hope can be a powerful medicine.

Click on this link to watch a video about HopeKids:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvcwYoxOhNQ

Description

Each activity and event we provide for the children and their families is meant to spur on excitement and restore hope for the future. Every month our calendar of events has opportunities such as private movie screenings, sports events, live children's theatre, car racing, the circus, the zoo, concerts and much, much more. They sound simple enough--but for a family in the middle of their child's medical crisis, these events offer a great deal more than the event itself. They provide much needed relief during a stressful and scary period; a return to normalcy, even for just a few hours. The events offer quality time for the family to be together and strengthen their relationships, instead of being ripped apart as it often occurs. Also, there's a chance to create wonderful family memories during a time that brings much to forget. Finally, the events provide a chance for the family to get together with other families just like their own, who truly understand what they are going through.

Reviews

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by Deb H. (June 9, 2011)
Our only child, was diagnosed with cancer three years ago. Hope Kids was wonderful for us! We had so many dr. apts and hard days...our little boy became very serious and sad. Hope Kids events allowed him to relax and play and laugh - what a blessing! Also allowed him to be around other kids who were facing similar issues and see that they could all play together. We met our new "best friends" through Hope Kids. Our son passed away 2.5 years ago...but we will never forget how Hope Kids reached out to us and helped make those final months with our son special. They gave us good memories with him and even arranged for professional photos that are our last professional pics taken with our boy. Such a WONDERFUL organization doing LIFE CHANGING work! On behalf of all the Hope Kids and their families - Thanks so much for considering volunteering to help here...even in just a couple of hours at an event, you can lighten heavy hearts! God Bless!

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