enCouraging Comfort: Community and Corporate Volunteers

enCouraging Comfort projects allow volunteers to make a difference in the lives of pediatric patients without entering the hospital. Volunteers put together themed activity packs and send them along to hospitalized children to make their stay a little brighter.

Being in the hospital can be particularly difficult and isolating for children, not just during the holidays, but all year around. Hospital Comfort Kits are themed goody bags that are given to pediatric patients and are filled with age-appropriate items that provide children with various activities that distract and alleviate pain, fear, and anxiety that accompany anything from an emergency visit to a planned surgery.

Spending holidays and birthdays in the hospital can be lonely, especially for children. While they’d rather be celebrating at home and spending time with family and friends, Party-in-a-Box kits allow us to bring a special celebration and spread some cheer to a sick child by sending boxes of fun party supplies, decorations, and favors for all themes and occasions.

FAQs

To begin the registration process, please fill out our online application. Once your application has been received and reviewed, someone from enCourage Kids Foundation will reach out with more details.

Planning a group volunteer project can take up to 6 weeks.

Due to the space available at enCourage Kids, we are only able to host projects that are for relatively small groups. That being said, many of these projects can easily be completed in the comfort of your own office!

If you have additional questions, please contact Development Manager, Emma Wolk at Emma@encourage-kids.org or 212-354-2878.

Volunteer Application

To learn more, please contact Briana Horwich at briana@encourage-kids.org.