Making Hospitals a better place to get better.
We envision a world where every child experiences joy, hope, resilience, and emotional healing along their medical journey.
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We invite you to consider an affordable monthly donation to help us fulfill our mission and support our programs and vital resources.
THE HEART OF OUR MISSION
How enCourage Kids Foundation Supports Hospitalized Children
Being sick can be traumatic and frightening to both kids and their families. While the medical professionals work hard to save lives, enCourage Kids provides a different kind of healing touch to children dealing with cancer and other critical illnesses.
Our Four Pillars
Since 1985, enCourage Kids has offered programs aligning with our four pillars:
WHAT WE DO
Support for hospitals that care for kids
We provide valuable resources and funding to pediatric hospitals including supplies, equipment, technology, and physical enhancements. Together, our activities, programs, and funding close the gap between available medical care and young patients’ emotional and physical needs during a stressful time.
Our impact is felt across the U.S. in the medical centers we partner with and the young patients and families we help.
States and Puerto Rico have received support
in funding since our inception
Creative Arts: Blythedale Children’s Hospital
enCourage Kids has proudly funded the music therapy program at Blythedale Children’s Hospital since 2013, making it an integral part of their child life program. For young patients in their traumatic brain injury unit, one of the largest populations served by this grant, music therapy sessions are highly effective.
Technology: Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital
enCourage Kids Foundation has been supporting closed-circuit KidZone TV at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital since 2005, which broadcasts entertaining, educational, and therapeutic content and customizes programming based on children’s and families’ interests. Patients have reported that watching the channel helped them to better cope when they were too consumed with emotional or physical discomfort.
Renovations & Enhancements: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Pediatric Emergency Department provides care to an ethnically diverse and under-served community who utilize its services for both emergency and primary care needs. enCourage Kids purchased state-of-the-art, child-friendly exam tables and an infant scale, which raised the comfort level and quality of care rendered to all children seen in the ER.
Comfort Kits: Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital
The Hospital Admission and Comfort Kits at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital provide a much-needed distraction while lessening the pain, fear, and anxiety that hospitalized children experience. These include everything from colorful sippy cups and teethers to books, puzzles, cards, bubbles, journals, and beauty supplies. enCourage Kids has funded over 60,000 comfort kits so far.
How to help
Whether you wish to donate time, talent, supplies or treasure, there are many ways to help enCourage Kids Foundation continue making a positive difference for pediatric patients and their families, child life specialists, and pediatric hospitals.