Hi, I am Teddy, the enCourage Kids mascot. My birthday is September 9th and we are celebrating all month long here at enCourage Kids! We would love for you to join in the birthday festivities.

To celebrate, I’m asking you to help raise funds for enCourage Kids Foundation so pediatric patients nationwide can have me as their friend.

Did you know that I help young children cope with their hospitalization? I am a cuddly hand to hold and a source of stress relief in what can be a scary and uncertain time. Learn more below about how you can support enCourage Kids and send me to children in hospitals across the country today!

OUR MISSION

enCourage Kids Foundation helps humanize healthcare for children and their families by resourcing impact-driven pediatric programs and supporting the Child Life Community.

OUR VISION

enCourage Kids Foundation envisions a world where every child—regardless of the difficulty of his or her medical journey—experiences joy, hope, resilience, and healing.

OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

For 35 years, enCourage Kids Foundation has listened to the needs of Child Life Specialists across the country. We hear them when they say things around them are changing at a rapid pace. What they need today may look completely different than what they need tomorrow. They are trained to be flexible, adaptable, and creative. So are we.

Our focus is to step in and help the communities that are inundated right now, providing the support and critical resources they uniquely need, when they need it. We have been working closely with hospitals across the country to preemptively prepare for what is inevitably to come. We need your help to make sure our hospital partners have the power to meet the ever-evolving needs they are facing during this trying and uncertain time.

Looking for resources during this time of social distancing? We are here to help. We put together a list of free resources and activities for families in the hope that it will help bring some joy and laughter into your home during this unprecedented time.

enCourage Kids Foundation has provided support to 286 hospitals in 41 states and Puerto Rico.