HopeKids provides ongoing events and 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 2013, our chapters (Arizona, Minnesota, Utah, north Texas) provided 785 events (up 15% from 2012) to our 2,791 families (up 19% from 2012). Total 2013 event attendance exceeded 59,000 people (up 15% from 2012). Some of the results from our Family survey showed that 99% believe HopeKids provides them hope, 97% said that HopeKids helps them cope more positively, 98% said that HopeKids provides a safe environment for their HopeKid, 96% said HopeKids provided them opportunities they wouldn’t have otherwise been able to access due to financial challenges, and 91% said that their family’s relationship is stronger as a result of participating in the HopeKids program.
Grow programming across all chapters in a manner that maximizes impact while increasing efficiencies.
Conduct a complete review of HopeDay Program of events to determine areas of inefficiencies and determine areas of improvement to ensure an appropriate balance between efficiency and effectiveness.
Build and integrate a program impact v program efficiency assessment tool into existing Event Management System.
Enroll 500+ new families into the program
Serve more 3,000 families
Community or Constituency Served
Families who have a child aged between 0-18 that has a life-threatening medical condition.
Geographic Area Served
Chapters located in Arizona, Minnesota, North Texas and Utah.