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.
Impact and Programs
Our HopeDay program of events ensures our HopeKids always have something to look forward to rather than dwelling on what they are dealing with now; chemo, hospital stays, surgeries, therapy etc. Our 5 impact areas are "hope & anticipation" looking forward to the future, "family focus" family spending valuable time together, "community & support" our families meeting families & kids just like them, "safety & acceptance" at our events everyone understands, "economic support" all our events are free. In 2019, our chapters (Arizona, Minnesota, Colorado, Kansas City, Middle Tennessee and North Texas) provided 2,358 events (up 10% from 2018) to our 5,284 families. Total 2019 program attendance exceeded 86,214 people (up 13% from 2018). In 2019 we enrolled 927 new families to the program and launched our new Middle Tennessee chapter in June. Our passionate volunteers helped us by providing more than 7,506 hours of service.
Grow programming across all chapters in a manner that maximizes impact while increasing efficiencies.
Enroll 1,000+ new families into the program.
Serve more 6,00 families.
Explore the viability of summer internship program.
Expand program statistical analysis and build a metrics dashboard.
Conduct chapter program outcome survey.
Larger chapters to focus growth in large capacity events.
Complete design, testing, and implementation of EMS 3.0.
Community or Constituency Served
Families who have a child aged between 0-18 with cancer or some other life-threatening medical condition
Geographic Area Served
Chapters located in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas City, Middle Tennessee and North Texas.