HopeKids, Inc.

Mission Statement

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

Accomplishments 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.
Current Goals 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.

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PO Box 28471
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone: 612-345-0933
Website: www.hopekids.org

General Information

EIN: 86-1042378
Principal Staff: Josh Taylor
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 10.5
Volunteers: 300
Number of Clients: 3100 families


Board Chair: Dave Chapman
Number of Board Members: 7
Board Meetings with Quorum: 19
Average Member Attendance: 5.8

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