Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for people worldwide to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and support their communities. It’s a day when everyone comes together to give back in all forms-acts of kindness. This year, we’d like to shine the spotlight on an undeniably impactful organization that’s near and dear to our heart: A Kid Again.
A Kid Again is dedicated to providing hope, happiness, and healing for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families year-round. For parents caring for a child with a life-threatening condition, health care costs range from $400,000 – $600,000 per year. For many of these children and their families, support beyond medical care is critical to their emotional needs and health outcomes.
With the help of community support, A Kid Again provides families with consistent, year-round, and cost-free activities that create meaningful shared experiences and joy-filled moments. These Adventures help kids and families feel like they’re not alone in their journey and provide support to help cope with the extended effects of life-threatening conditions. Since its creation in 1995, A Kid Again has served 206,460 kids and families.
How You Can Make an Impact
Supporting A Kid Again Adventure gives families something to look forward to with events that are filled with fun, smiles, and laughter. From theme parks to sporting events and zoo days, A Kid Again provides tickets, food, and parking for the entire family, giving them the chance to create positive memories that can last a lifetime. Your donation can help fuel adventures for the children and families who need it most.
- $35 = Provides an Adventure for One Child
- $385 = Provides Year-Round Adventures for One Child
- $1,540 = Provides Year-Round Adventures for One Family
“Every dollar you donate to A Kid Again is multiplied by the impact it has on each member of the family struggling to care for a child with a life-threatening illness.” – A Kid Again
Because the A Kid Again program is built around a year-long roster of activities and events, A Kid Again families benefit from consistent in-kind products and services. Spread the word and your generosity by encouraging others to join your support for A Kid Again through fundraising. There is a multitude of ways to participate:
- Asking for donations instead of gifts for your birthday
- Host an event with a purpose
- Participate in a race to raise donations
- Or get creative and create your own
Every act of generosity counts, and sometimes the simplest way to show support is with time. A Kid Again is always looking for volunteers who are passionate and want to make a difference. Volunteers not only help support these memorable events but allow parents time to recharge and build a network of support. If you enjoy bringing smiles to kids’ faces, explore the variety of volunteer opportunities available.
Sponsor a Child, Family, or Event
While there are many ways to support A Kid Again, one of the most personal and invaluable ways to show your support is by sponsoring an event for a child! Give the gift of an adventure to a child in your community, providing a joyful and memorable experience that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. Or take it a step further with monthly support that continues to help a local family build positive memories year-round that will last a lifetime.
Shop With A Purpose
Shop. It’s really that simple. The purchases you’re already making could have a positive impact. A Kid Again’s “Shop With A Purpose” program allows you to shop at a few of your favorites, like Amazon and Kroger, with a portion of your spending contributing to a family in need.
Join us this Giving Tuesday in our support for A Kid Again. Help build life-long memories for families in your community who have a child living with a life-threatening condition.
A Kid Again is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.